Katrina Owen


Creator of Exercism

Katrina is an open source advocate at GitHub. She accidentally became a developer while pursuing a degree in molecular biology. When programming, her focus is on automation, workflow optimization, and refactoring. She works primarily in Go and Ruby, contributes to several open source projects, and is the creator of exercism.io, a platform for leveling up your programming skills.


 An Inside Look with Codeship: Katrina Owen of Exercism.io

YOW! 2017 Sydney

The Bait & Switch of Open Source


Open Source sells itself as being about technical problems—delightfully thorny technical problems, at that. However, successful projects are filled with people, which introduces a whole different set of problems that programmers often have not developed the skills to handle.