Julie Goldberg [Empower Engine]

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Interests

Python, Django, JS, PostGIS, Software Engineering Best Practices, Software Optimization, Democratic and Progressive Politics, Women in Tech, Reading, Lesbian Community, Cycling, Rowing, Travel

Job title

Principal

Bio

Julie has been involved in Washington State progressive politics for a decade, and she has been programming for more than two, since high school. She got her BA in computer science and linguistics from Cornell University and subsequently worked as a software engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratories. She moved to Seattle in 2000 to get a masters in computer science at the University of Washington.

After a six month trip around the world, she returned to Seattle and got her start in politics working on the tech side of Howard Dean's presidential campaign. Her caucus-location-lookup tool was used in many states. She went on in the 2004 cycle to work in Pennsylvania for Kerry-Edwards. In 2007, she joined Voter Activation Network as their first remote employee, when their staff was less than 20 people. She left NGP VAN as a senior software engineer early in 2013 to co-found Empower Engine. Outside of politics and programming, she rows at Lake Union Crew and organizes Seattle's Lesbian Literature Meet-Up group.

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