Heather WozniakI am a digital product manager and web developer living in the Seattle area. My specialties include technical planning, UX design and strategy, Drupal web development (front-end and back-end), accessibility, and information design. I'm adept at managing client expectations, guiding project committees, and keeping development teams on task. I help run the Seattle Drupal Users Group.

I am currently Product Owner at OpenScholar, responsible for defining and prioritizing product features based on customer needs and business goals. OpenScholar is a Drupal-based platform that lets researchers and higher ed institutions create beautiful websites to showcase their work, gain visibility, and increase their impact.

For three years I worked in an agency environment. In August 2020 I started working as a Technical Strategist at Advomatic, joining a team of technical experts who build, maintain, and support websites for mission-driven clients. In July 2021, we merged with Four Kitchens, where I continued this role. I provided technical oversight for Drupal projects and strategic support for Continuous Care clients. Our clients included non-profit, higher ed, and governmental organizations. I enjoyed developing a deep understanding of their goals and constraints so that I can guide them toward the most effective technical solutions.

Prior to that, I oversaw a content management framework for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington.  The initial offering served humanities departments.  It was successful enough that we expanded the service to the other three divisions: arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. Our small team supported over 30 sites and over 200 editors. I regularly worked with cross-functional teams that included marketing specialists, stakeholders, content owners, and graphic designers.

Earlier in my career I was employed as a web developer and adaptive technology consultant at UCLA, where I developed websites in Drupal, Plone, and WordPress and advised about accessibility and adaptive software. I completed a Ph.D. in English literature at UCLA in 2008, writing a dissertation on 18th- and 19th-century British gothic drama. During graduate school I taught literature and composition courses, served as an instructional technology consultant for faculty, and designed websites for many centers and student organizations.

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