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Kristine Howard
Works at Canva
Attended University of Notre Dame
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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Another nerdy knitting creation by me!
As you may have gathered from my Twitter or Instagram accounts this past weekend, I attended the 2015 Knitters Guild NSW Camp at Stanwell Tops. When I registered for the Camp earlier in the year, the confirmation message invited me to enter the Mystery Scarf Competition.
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Notes and slides from the talk I gave last night at the July meetup for FoodTechAus!
Last night I gave at talk at the July meetup for Food Tech Australia. I met the organiser of the group - Liz from YouChews - at a Girl Geeks event a few months ago and ended up volunteering to speak. My first pitch was really geeky: I proposed to tal...
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Reflections on Microserfs, startup life, and whether there's a Computer Age canon...
Start-up Costs: Silicon Valley, Halt and Catch Fire, and How Microserfdom Ate the World - How can Microserfs be 20 years old? I need to buy it and re-read it. (I keep giving copies away and never getting them back; that's how you know it's good.) I l...
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Great interview from my new boss Melanie at Canva!

http://onstartups.com/canva-user-journey
The story behind one of the more recent startup growth stories -- Canva.
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Just in time for winter!
Finally some finished items to show! Both of these are with wool purchased at the Convent and Chapel Wool Shop in Rylstone a few months back.First up is the Zig Zag in Zauberball Crazy. I bought the wool without any idea what to do with it–I just l...
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Notes from a recent full-day workshop on technical speaking that I attended.
I mentioned recently that I entered YOW!'s "Women in Tech Speaking Competition" and won a spot at a full-day training session with Damian Conway. The training took place at the start of May, and the format was essentially to give a talk and...
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I would absolutely LOVE to do it, 100%. :)
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My write-up of Canva's first ever hackathon, and the Comma Club Cushion that I created for it.
This past Thursday and Friday, Canva held its first ever Hackathon. At first I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do for it. (I work with some really brilliant engineers, and my coding skills aren't great.) But the sign-up sheet came out and it was clear that non-coding projects were ...
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How's the new job going? I've been asked that a zillion times recently, so it's probably worthy of a job post. I answer, "So far so good!" To be honest, it's hard to say. I mean, it's great for a lot of reasons:I work with really smart and ...
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Recently I tweeted a photo of my homemade coconut yogurt, and a couple people wanted to know how I made it. I got the idea from the Eat Drink Paleo cookbook by Irena Macri. You can buy coconut yogurt at Coles, but it costs $8.25 for a 500ml container...
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Absolutely beautiful interactive essay at the NYTimes. I wonder how long it took them to build it?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html
En route from London to Tokyo, a pilot’s-eye view of life in the sky.
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Soon to launch: a directory of women speakers and a podcast for women in tech. I've registered for both of these!
Two great new initiatives for women in tech:Women to Speak Directory@sandimac is launching a directory of women in technology who are willing to speak at conferences and on panels and podcasts. If you're interested, just fill out the form.Women in Te...
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Some details of the Little My softie I made for my niece recently!
I wanted to make a special present for my niece Cali, so I thought that I'd whip up a "Little My" softie. Little My is from the Moomin books, and she's Cali's favourite character. (I know because I sent her this Uniqlo t-shirt and she LOVED...
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looks a little like my little stewie too :)
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Education
  • University of Notre Dame
    Communications & Theater, 1995 - 1999
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
Kris, Kristy
Story
Tagline
American-Australian geek, blogger, business analyst, cat-lover, marathoner, and knitter
Introduction
You may know me as:
web-goddess.org from my blog
web_goddess on Twitter
web-goddess on MetaFilter
webgoddess on Health Month
webgoddess on Ravelry
geekgirlrunner from dailymile and my running podcast

Note to self: Next time pick an online handle without punctuation.
Bragging rights
Ran my first marathon in 2011. Possessor of many skills that will come in handy after the collapse of society, such as knitting, cheese-making, and ukulele-playing. Definitely a self-hating hipster.
Work
Occupation
All-Rounder
Skills
Despite majoring in Film & Theatre at university (really!), I've been earning a living from the Internet for over fifteen years now. I've done it all. In my career I've been a developer, a business analyst, a product/project manager, and a team director. I'm also an old-school blogger, foodie, maker, social media addict, and public speaker.
Employment
  • Canva
    All-Rounder, 2015 - present
  • Sitback
    Business Analyst, 2012 - 2013
  • Mi9
    Iteration Manager, 2013 - 2015
    I head up an agile team building the Future of TV in Australia!
  • Mobile Embrace
    Business Analyst & Project Coordinator, 2009 - 2012
  • Netdecisions
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2001
  • Epson Australia
    Web Developer, 2002 - 2004
  • Morris & Sons
    Webmaster & Assistant Manager, 2004 - 2008
  • Mobile Messenger
    PHP Developer, 2008 - 2008
  • Commonwealth Bank
    Technical Business Analyst, 4 - 6
Places
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Currently
Sydney, Australia
Previously
Northeast Indiana, USA - South Bend, Indiana, USA - London, England - Sydney, Australia