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kathleen-vignos-2019-square-300x300Kathleen Vignos is a Director in Platform Engineering at Twitter, where she heads Twitter’s public cloud strategy and core infrastructure automation teams. She also leads Twitter’s internal engineering manager training program. Previously, she was Director of Engineering at Wired where she built the team that scaled the website to 1 billion page views a year. Over 20+ years she’s worked at two startups (one of which she founded), taught business software programming at the university level, won a hackathon, and developed dozens of websites. Other experiences include everything from being on call as a COBOL programmer for Y2K to modifying a React app for a hack week project. She regularly coaches engineering managers and female engineers on confidence and leadership. She holds BS and MS engineering degrees from UCLA and Michigan and serves on the Ambassador’s Council for local San Francisco non-profit, New Door Ventures.

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SIDE PROJECTS AND HACKATHONS

  • Twitter Bot using the Twitter API (September 2017, node.js)
  • Participant: Twitter Hack Week 2016 (programming in React)
  • FIRST PLACE: Conde Nast “Built While Flying” Hackathon 2016.  22 teams, 200 participants. Project: Automated SEO Validator for Publishing

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