Christine is a Ruby engineer, open source maintainer, and theater director. A North Carolina native, she moved to NYC in 2012 to direct theater, holding down a number of administrative jobs while learning to code. As a director, Christine gravitates toward new work, immersive/interactive theater, and work that extracts the theatricality from highly relatable aspects of our day-to-day lives. As a software engineer, she is driven and inspired by the potential of technology to enable small organizations with limited resources to maximize their impact. Christine maintains open source software to support the work of an NYC immigrant rights organization (New Sanctuary Coalition) and is an organizer for RailsBridge NYC.