Krista Moroder works at the intersection of computer science, education, and film. She is currently a full stack software engineer, co-owner of a production company, and education consultant.
Early in her career, Krista received the “Emerging Leader” award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for her work leading a video production classroom and technical theater program. She took a role as the Director of Education Technology for the nationally-recognized Kettle Moraine School District, and led her library media specialist team to transition into part-time instructional coaches. In one year, they received four Google Apps certifications, created makerspaces, and received some of the strongest support in the community. For this work, Krista was again recognized by ISTE as the “Outstanding Young Educator of the Year”.
In 2014, Krista took a role as the first project manager for micro-credentials at the Congressionally-authorized NGO Digital Promise. She led the initial development of the program, which focused on more competency-based professional development opportunities for educators. Once the project was launched, Krista moved to the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program at Digital Promise– she led professional development (and eventually became project director) on a project that put technology, STEM opportunities, and instructional coaching into low-income school districts across the nation. After helping scale that program from $8 million to $40 million in funding, Krista took a sabbatical to learn to code.
Krista was hired at Globality, Inc., where she became the first full stack software engineer in a team of twenty developers. While there, she contributed to an Angular/React migration, REST to GraphQL migration, and built micro services in Python/Flask. She took the lead on the design and full stack implementation of a few API integrations, including Auth0, Google Maps, Cloudinary, and Salesforce.
Now, Krista is full-time freelance: she continues to code, teaches classes to junior and mid-level software engineers, advises national organizations on coding curriculum, and co-owns the production and storytelling company NonQuixote. She is a frequent public speaker about the use of technology in education– past events include EdCrunch Russia and Made with Code at the YouTube headquarters. Krista’s advisory roles have included supporting the International Society for Technology in Education, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Sony, and Google.
For speaking engagements, please contact her here.
- Advisory Council Member, Learning Programs Strategy, Google, 2013
- Advisory Council Member, Digital Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2013
- Special Projects Team, CUE (Computer Using Educators), 2013
- Advisory Board Member, National Education Technology Standards Strategy, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Washington D.C., 2013
- Leadership Team Member, ISTE Young Educator Network, 2012 – 2014
- Board Member, National Neutropenia Network, 2013 – 2017