Kathy Giori

San Francisco, USA

Hardware hacker

Kathy fills her desk with hardware, especially microcontroller boards that can be programmed using MicroBlocks, a learning tool for physical computing. While at Mozilla, she worked on the WebThings Project, which complements MicroBlocks to enable learners to build their own “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices and manage them over the web. Prior to Mozilla, she held senior roles at Arduino, Qualcomm Atheros, a few startups, and more. She is super keen on equity of access to all students across the globe to obtain a good STEM education. She received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s in EE from Stanford University. When not at a computer, she can usually be found exploring the great outdoors of northern California.