Hi, I'm AmyJuneKanopi Studios. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, I am uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. I co-organize various open-source camps and conventions throughout North America, empowering individuals to forge deep community connections that benefit the whole. As a self-described non-coder, I help communities discover how they can contribute and belong in more ways than coding.
With five years of open-source community involvement behind me, I’ve had the opportunity to become actively involved in both the Drupal and WordPress communities: working to lower the barrier to entry in tech though my leadership of first-time contributor workshops at the local and regional level.
My ongoing experience as a hospice nurse keeps me in touch with the challenges faced by many end-users. In my continued efforts to make a difference, I help organize A11yTalks, an online meetup where we invite folks on every month to talk about all things accessibility - one of the core components of building an inclusive web.
Other Gems and Oddities include but aren't limited to:
I am the youngest of five sisters and have survived, proving I am either good at communicating or at talking myself out of deadly situations.
I am a mycology aficionado who geocaches in the woods.
I can spell the word diarrhea without the aid of spellcheck, but hopefully in tech this will be an under utilized skill.