The World-Wide Webfoot
aka Ducky, aka Kate Sherwood, aka Kaitlin Duck Sherwood
Professional StuffI joined Tasktop Technologies in July 2011, a small startup. My job is to do whatever it takes to give customers a better experience: advice, support, training, bug fixes, improved documentation, etc.
Before that, I developed a mapping framework that allows one to overlay very high numbers of polygons and points on top of Google Maps. I have a demo which lets users overlay various demographic layers on top of the 2008 election results.
I got an MS in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia I researched programmer productivity for my thesis, Path Exploration during Code Navigation, supervised by Gail Murphy. I then implemented a prototype of a differential code coverage tool and ran a user study to see if it was useful. It turns out to be really helpful.
I'm proud of the two books I wrote: Overcome Email Overload with Eudora 5 and Overcome Email Overload with Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002.
I have worked in a lot of places doing a lot of things in the high-tech industry.
Personal StuffIn my personal life, I:
- lived at Green College,
- developed web pages, including:
a number of maps,
Mapeteria (a service to make generating heatmaps easier),
and the award-winning (but now defunct) car lots
- was Host/Writer/Crew of the High Tech Heroes and Parents, Families, and Friends community access TV shows,
- designed stuff (Furniture, household implements, drawings, Halloween costumes),
- and successfully proposed to and married the beautiful and talented Jim DeLaHunt
The best and fastest way to reach me is to send email to me.
Copyright, 1994-2009 Kaitlin Duck Sherwood