Tara Tiger Brown is an accomplished tech entrepreneur, educator and opinion writer with over 15 years experience as Technical Director and Product Manager working at Connected Learning Alliance, UC Irvine, Born This Way Foundation, USC, Shazam, Topspin and Microsoft.
Brown’s latest projects include Los Angeles Makerspace, a non-profit community space for makers and tinkerers of all ages to create and collaborate and Represent.LA, an open-source map to put Los Angeles tech startups on the map
Tara co-founded LAdy Tacos for women in Los Angeles who want to hack on software and hardware projects while maintaining a sense of humor. She is passionate about getting more women into the technology field and supporting tech startups in Los Angeles which she blogs about for Forbes.
In case you prefer bullet points:
- Current: Technology Director at Connected Learning Alliance +Interest Pathways Geekouts
- Current: Technology Director at the Digital Media Learning Research Hub at UC Irvine
- Co-founder/Executive Director at LA Makerspace
- Open-source map of LA Tech Startups: Represent.LA (adopted by 20 other cities and counting…)
- Former Technology Advisor at Born This Way Foundation
- Opinion pieces on Forbes about tech and women in tech
- Interest-driven mentor matching project:
Teach Me StuffHOMAGO
- Co-founded ladies tech group LAdy Tacos
- Freelance Technical Product Management gigs
- Speaker - topics include women in tech, DIY spaces, youth and new passionate interests, hacking, tech
- Connects talented folks with tech startups in LA