Theresa Grace Colbert O’Connor

  1. WebKit Standards Lead, Apple Inc., February 2011 – Present
  2. Software Engineer, Teradata Corporation, February 2009January 2011

    Significantly contributed to the front-end architecture and engineering of Teradata Viewpoint, a suite of web applications—built with jQuery & —used to monitor and visualize the behavior and performance of Teradata data warehouses and appliances.

  3. Freelance Web Application Developer, May 2007February 2009. Some highlights:
    1. Software Engineer (Contract), Teradata Corporation, May 2008February 2009 (See above.)
    2. Project Lead & Developer, Stout Public House, AprilJune 2008

      Developed small business website & its administrative web application using , , , and . Led the team which included design and photography talent.

    3. Web Application Developer, Parker Wallace Company, May 2007May 2008

      Significantly contributed to the development and maintenance of Tablet Hotels and Hotels Made Simple, built in Python with and .

  4. Software Engineer, Eventful Inc. (formerly EVDB Inc.), May 2005May 2007
  5. Senior Systems Administrator & Software Engineer, Tomo, Apr. 2004May 2005
  6. Systems Administrator, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD, Sep. 2002Apr. 2004
  7. Systems Administrator & Web Programmer, Bomis, May – Aug. 2000, Jul.Dec. 2001

Web standards

  1. TAG @ W3C, 2019 – Present
  2. Privacy @ W3C, 2011 – Present
  3. CSS Working Group @ W3C, 2011 – Present
  4. HTML Working Group @ W3C
  5. WHATWG, 2006 – Present
  6. EPUB Working Group @ IDPF, 20112017

    I helped ensure the interests of Web authors and browser engine implementors are heard during work on EPUB 3.0 and related documents.

  7. The Microformats community, 2005 – Present
  8. Other web standards committees, including

Open Source contributions (more on GitHub)

  1. The WebKit Open Source Project, 2011 – Present

    I work with WebKit engineers at Apple and elsewhere to help ensure that WebKit continues to excel in Web standards compliance & continues to be the best implementation of the Web platform.

  2. Emacs, 2003 – Present
  3. ljupdate, 20012011

    Designed, developed, and maintained an Emacs client for the LiveJournal blogging system.

Public speaking

  1. Designing Responsive Web Experiences @ WWDC 2014
  2. HTML, CSS, and DOM for Book Authors @ WWDC 2012
  3. HTML 5 for the Working Web: features you can use today @ Ignite San Diego, 2009
  4. Processing real-world HTML: a quick introduction to html5lib @ Django San Diego, 2009
  5. Auto-discovery of consensus tags for events @ Tag Camp, 2005

Community participation

  1. Ignite San Diego, 20092010

    I helped to organize the first two Ignite events in San Diego.

  2. SpaceUp, 2009 – Present

    While in San Diego I helped to organize the world’s first unconference for space engineers, entrepreneurs, & enthusiasts. I also helped organize San Francisco's edition of the same.

  3. Django San Diego, 20082011

    I founded San Diego’s local Django user group and ran it for several years.

  4. San Diego Web Standards Group, 20082009

    I helped run our meetup for local, standards-aware web developers.

  5. BarCamp San Diego, 20062008

    I helped to plan, promote, and run the first three San Diego BarCamps.

B.S., Computer Science, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1997 2001