Hey, I’m Chloe, a creative technologist living in beautiful Oakland, California. I have spent the past year taking a personal sabbatical and building my audio programming skills. The prior three years and a half years I worked as a Production Engineer at Facebook, focusing on traffic management, network automation, and host level configuration. Through this work I learned Site Reliability Engineering best practices and had the opportunity to work on problems at an incredible scale.
My educational background is in new media, animation, audio engineering, and music technology. I began teaching myself to code during my time at The Evergreen State College, in pursuit of my interest in embedded electronics and microcontrollers. I graduated with an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording from Mills College in 2015, after which I worked first as a Hardware Technician, and later as a Hardware Engineer for a fabric sensor company, BeBop Sensors, and their sister company, Keith McMillan Instruments, a music technology company, in Berkeley, California.
Following my time at BeBop, I focused on leveling up my software engineering skills by attending Hackbright Academy’s Software Engineering Fellowship, a three month intensive program which teaches the fundamentals of coding and web development. Using this foundation, I worked to further build my skills and ultimately accepted a position at Facebook.
I have been teaching workshops on audio engineering, electronics, animation, and circuit bending for the past 8 years. I love empowering people to wield technology in their creative work! I believe in the power of simple, well written, concise documentation which enables people to use technology to whichever ends they desire. Using technology to create immersive and engaging experiences remains core to my creative and professional practice.
I am currently open to exploring opportunities that align with my values; creativity, conscientiousness, bringing joy, and enabling connection.