Kat has a background in IT support, but several years ago made a kind of mid-life switch to software engineering, and has a fondness for both software support and programming. She loves how the pace of change in technology presents a continuous learning opportunity. She lives in Richmond, VA with her partner and their 3 kids, 3 cats, and a dog, and never gets enough sleep. She enjoys backpacking, reading, and playing video and board games. She once bingo'd 3 times in a single Scrabble match.