Cisco Live!, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2017
Cisco DevNet Create, San Francisco, California, May 2017
Cisco invited The Opportunity Project team to speak about the initiative and to engage developers from across the country with Federal open data. I gave a keynote speech with my colleagues about the project, what we’re working on, what our process is, and how developers can get involved.
Introduction to User Centered Design, August and September 2017
Introduction to User Experience Design, February and July 2017
Introduction to Design and Photoshop, April and October 2016
The Commerce Data Academy is an educational initiative within the U.S. Department of Commerce with the goal of upskilling Commerce employees with data skills. Educational programming includes classes on data science, web development, and design. I taught six 3-hour long classes within the design subject area, and had a total of 400 students overall.
ColorCoded, Washington D.C., August 2017
UMD Diversity in Computing Summit, Washington D.C., Nov. 2016
TechLady Hackathon, Washington D.C., October 2016
I taught this 45-minute workshop on the ideas of applying the theory of user experience design to feminist problems. Participants learned the basic principles of UX, including empathy building, conducting interviews, creating personas, and research synthesis. Throughout the workshop, I presented a feminist problem for participants to apply their UX skills to, in order to help them ideate on a solution.
Coffee and Design, Washington D.C., August 2017
I taught this workshop with my mentor to a group of creatives in the DC area. We spent the evening marbling paper using shaving cream and food dye, and then turned our marbled papers into mini-zines.
Facilitated collaboration between developers, designers, subject matter experts, data enthusiasts, and policy specialists to create digital tools using Federal and local open data. Designed print and digital materials for program outreach, coded website changes as needed, and ensured all products were created using human centered design methodologies.
Migrated content from retired website into Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) at a rate of 15-20 pages per day. Documented CMS bugs and worked with the team to troubleshoot those issues. Learned and followed CEB’s branding and SEO guidelines.
Built and maintained University Unions websites using Wordpress. Advised clients on project feasibility and completion. Served as UI/UX designer for web team projects. Collaborated with graphic designers to create mockups for website redesigns.
My name is Radhika, and I'm a front end developer and user experience designer. I have extensive experience building websites with content management systems, coding websites using Bootstrap, designing interfaces, conducting user experience research, and interfacing with clients. I am passionate about the intersections of design, technology, and community engagement, and I firmly believe we can solve big and small problems through collaboration and human-centered design. I am an advocate for increasing the number of women and people of color in tech, building tech for underrepresented communities, and creating inclusive spaces.