Tara King

Director of Developer Relations @ PagerDuty | Writing, speaking, & building developer communities. Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Tara King writes poems, fiction, zines, games, essays, and pieces for performance. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Her writing has appeared on the Walker Art Center blogPantheon.ioJersey Devil PressDrupal DiversityPoetry SuperHighwayMad King Thomas’ blog, as well as on stages around Minneapolis and the world. Her zines have found a home at Santa Fe Zine Fest & ABQ Zine Fest.

She is working on her first novel.

Her writing work is supported by amazing people on Patreon and by a day job. Because making a writing life is complicated.

She’s also a:

software engineer | bicyclist | table-top gamer | amateur guitarist | open-source contributor | non-binary woman | druid-in-training | intersectional feminist | general enthusiast

I’m also part of the Drupal and WordPress communities, frequently speaking at events from local to international and generally spreading the sparklingrobots vibes. Never fear, my dev life is here.

Passionate, effective, and sparkly open source leader and community builder.

At Automattic, I'm leading a team focused on building a seamless, awesome developer experience for folks working with Gutenberg and WordPress. Previously, I led Pantheon's community team, where people from all parts of the web industry could network, get answers, and have a fun time doing it.

I advocate for marginalized people in open source communities via my leadership role in Drupal Diversity & Inclusion, and by participating in #WPDiversity.