What are your goals in your role at your company?
In my day job, I’m a trusted adviser for large customers that use Atlassian software. Atlassian believes that behind every great achievement is a team, and my goal is to maximize productivity gains for teams of all sizes, with a focus on our largest customers.
What are your goals for your community involvement?
My goal at dsmHack is to help tear down technology barriers for nonprofits so they can focus on doing their good works while at the same time building a mutually beneficial community for both technologists and nonprofit organizations.
What’s your biggest passion, and why?
My passion is simple, yet complex. I thrive on helping people be the best they can be at whatever they’re passionate about. Whether it’s helping a software development team reach their potential or helping nonprofits serve their audiences more effectively, I’m always looking for ways to support and enable success.
What is it that drives you?
Our nonprofit success stories drive me. Yoga for First Responders had no online presence and therefore no way to reach those that needed them most during particularly trying times. Their new website is instrumental in getting first responders the support and tools they need. I’m really proud of that.
What are your future aspirations?
We envision a community where technology is never a barrier to doing good. We’re expanding our programs beyond our annual hackathon to reach more nonprofits that need help. I’d love to see dsmHack as a known, trusted resource that nonprofits can count on to help address technology needs.
Two reasons she’s a Forty:
1. A technology professional herself, Kim was able to tap into the passions and generosity of the technology community to which she belonged and channeled it into a unique way to help Central Iowa nonprofits that also benefits the technology professionals.
2. In three years, she has helped deliver half a million dollars in in-kind technology services with the help of over 250 local volunteer technologists to 30 nonprofits that otherwise would not have been able to afford it.