Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Kathy Giori

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Kathy Giori has spent her career of more than 30 years working in technology companies in the SF Bay Area. Her current focus is two-fold: 1) running Tricyrcle Corp., a startup focused on affordable privacy technology options for consumers, and 2) supporting MicroBlocks, as head of Global Partnerships and Outreach. Kathy also enthusiastically volunteers each year as a mentor of the TechWomen program.

As part of her industry career she was most recently Director of Product Engineering at ZEDEDA, and held numerous executive and product roles at Mozilla, Arduino, Qualcomm, Etak/Sony, SRI, and three startups, one of which she co-founded and led as CEO. She has given numerous talks at Linux Foundation and other industry events, has organized technology workshops, and is often promoting the benefits of open hardware and software to industry, since bridging open communities with industry drives faster innovation. She received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.



Title Day Room Track Start End
MicroBlocks: small, fast, human friendly Sunday H.2214 FOSS Educational Programming Languages 11:00 11:30