Teaching and Speaking



Speaker Bio

Holly is a member of NYC Resistor, a hackerspace in Brooklyn, New York. She began as a non-traditional member: a grad student in nutrition with a side-interest in technology. As a member she learned she could do magic -- making things move and blink with code! She teaches introductory programming and soldering classes at the space and in New York City public schools, and she has given talks on how to start a makerspace and how NYC Resistor achieved and maintains gender parity. These days she especially enjoys creating experiences for the HTC Vive with Unreal and Blender.

Women in Hardware panel at Makerfaire Shenzhen

2017

  • Installing and using Signal, at Cryptoparties in NYC
  • Soldering at NYC Resistor.

2016

  • Healthy Hackerspaces panel at FACETS.
  • Running a Makerspace, Governance, Culture, and Infrastructure, for NYC Public High Schools' Make Believer conference.
  • Vector Retrogaming at Creative Coding Amsterdam.
  • Vector Retrograming in Processing coding class with Code Liberation at NYC Resistor.

2015

  • Promoting Women in Hackerspaces at Technologica Incognita. Slides and notes are here.
  • Promoting Women in Hackerspaces at Creative Coding Amsterdam.
  • Running a Makerspace, Governance, Culture, and Infrastructure, for NYC Public Elementary Schools' Make Believer conference.
  • Women in Hardware Panel, Shenzhen Makerfaire.
  • Running a Makerspace, for MakerCamp at the Shenzhen Makerfaire.
  • Intro to Programming with NeoPixels in a junior high school for Elevate, a program that teaches dance to public school students developed by the Brooklyn Ballet.

2014