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Hi! Iā€™m Sara. I write code and play with maps.

I'm a software developer and geospatial specialist: I tend to work near the intersection of programming & geo-stuff, and I'm especially interested in Python and open source software. I've been called a GeoHipster, and I'm also a certified GISP (for whatever that's worth).

I'm a huge advocate for building inclusive, friendly user communities, and I really enjoy helping others with similar interests connect. I've organized a bunch of groups, including Austin Open Source GIS , MaptimeATX, and PyLadiesATX. I helped organize the 2016 FOSS4G North America conference, too.

I'm also a fan of telling people about all the things I'm passionate about, usually in Python- and/or geo-friendly crowds. See the Talks page for some of my slides.

I'm currently in Austin, TX. If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to send me an email!