Reverse Job Posting: Cathy Deng
I'm currently a fellow at the BuzzFeed Open Lab, where I build prototypes at the intersection of journalism, technology, and the arts. Before that, I built civic technology at DataMade.
My fellowship ends in October 2017, so I'm searching for my next challenge. This is a reverse job posting: a solicitation for employment opportunities. Hire me!
In a nutshell: I can build technology, design information, and wrestle data. I'll keep this page short and sweet - please get in touch and I can share much more detail about my work and experiences.
I prefer doing over talking.
I'm good at translating high-level goals into actionable implementation details. I can build prototypes quickly and execute projects from start to finish.
I thrive in teams that are multi-disciplinary.
I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to cross-pollinate. I’m pretty good at communicating between "techies" and "non-techies" (although I dislike that binary).
I like to hunt for low-hanging fruit, and have an affinity for simple, lightweight solutions. I'm not particularly attracted to shiny bells and whistles, and I don't get distracted by challenges that are purely intellectual.
I relentlessly pursue clarity.
I love designing and clarifying complex information for a general audience.
I pick up new skills very quickly, and love to document/share knowledge with others.
My "hard" skills
I take more pride in my "fuzzy" skills above, since "hard" skills are much easier to acquire. Ironic! But anyways, here are a few technologies I'm most cozy with.
- Django, Flask
- HTML, CSS
WHO a talented, kind, and diverse team
WHAT an admirable mission and/or business model
I'm looking to build technology that serves the public interest - directly or indirectly. I hold a broad definition of what this can look like, so I'm open-minded when it comes to sector/industry.
WHEN around fall 2017
I'm open to any city where I can get by without a car. I'm currently in San Francisco, I adore Chicago, and I have roots on the east coast.
This is my list of nice-to-haves (not must-haves)
- opportunity to wear many hats - development/design/data/product
- a healthy, stable business model
- a product with a large user base
- a culture of working in the open
- salary transparency within an organization (and during the hiring process)
Get in touch!
Are you hiring? Do you want to see some examples of work? Do you know an organization I might be interested in?
Say hello: cathyd125 at gmail 😊