More than just a job, people with long careers in tech do it for the love. This can look like something as simple as the delight in code running the first time it’s compiled, or as grandiose as thinking you can change the world, and leave it better than you found it. But change is hard, and haters gonna hate. What does it look like to stay in the game for the long haul? Meetup’s mobile engineering director Kathy Tafel hopes you’ll join her on this journey through some personal computing history and get fortified for the bumpy road ahead.
Kathy Tafel loves learning, adopting, and creating new technology, and watching it move the human race forwards. She currently leads Meetup’s iOS and Android engineers as Director of Mobile Engineering. Kathy has launched multitudes of successful consumer computing efforts, including Android and iOS apps, web campaigns at Apple, and Mac digital audio workstation software. In her spare time, she facilitates the transmission of culture by fermenting kombucha and hosting Meetups.