Kristen Womack

Building teams, launching products, leading with vision.


Hack the Gap, Co-founder


Mpls MadWomen, Founding Board Member & Director of Sponsorship (2014 - 2016)


Twin Cities Product Tank, Co-organizer (2015 - 2016)

ProductTank is the local gathering  of product-minded people all over the world - meet ups for product people, by product people - by Mind the Product. Originating in a London pub, now the biggest (and best) conference for Product Managers that happens twice a year in London and San Francisco. Join us and get notified of our next local Minneapolis meet up. And if you're interested in sponsoring an event (space, food and beverages), we'd love to talk with you.


Twin Cities Geekettes, Co-Ambassador (2014 - 2016) 

Programmed 26 events in two years! The Geekettes is a community of women dedicated to helping aspiring and established female tech innovators. We believe that the more women get involved with tech design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse our companies and products will be in the future. 


Twin Cities Product Meetup Group, Co-Creator (2014 - 2015)

Bringing people who are passionate about Product Development together for monthly meet-ups. conversations and activities focused on customer development, story mapping, agile software development and market validation. 


Chestnut Lane Senior Living Center for the Deaf, Activities Volunteer (2003 - 2005)

Worked with the senior population to lead activities (exercise, art, etc.) in sign language.


TRAINING, AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Hack the Gap - All-Women Hackathon, Co-founder and organizer, Minneapolis 2017, 2016, 2015

API Strategy & Practice, Program Committee, Boston 2016

API Strategy & Practice Conference, Speaker, Austin 2015

Mind the Product Conference, Attendee, London 2015

Growth Course with Andrew Chen and Brian Balfour, Online 8-week course by Silicon Valley Business Review 2015

A Day in the Life of a Geekette, Speaker, Minneapolis 2015

LAUNCH Festival and Hackathon, Sponsor and Judge, San Francisco 2015

NodeJS Workshop, Twillio & StrongLoop, Minneapolis 2014

Intro to NodeJS, Geekettes, Minneapolis 2014

Future of Web Apps, Ultimate Developer Event and Ultimate Hackathon, Sponsor and Judge, Boston 2014

Twin Cities Startup Weekend, Hackathon Participant, Minneapolis 2014

APIcon and Hackathon, San Francisco 2014

Mpls MadWomen’s How Success Happens, Speaker 2014

Google’s Women Techmaker Event, Speaker 2014

Groovy/Grails Workshop, GR8 Ladies 2014

Code Freeze, U of M / DevJam

2014 (Big Data), 2013 (Anthropology of Software)

2012 (Continuous Delivery)

2010 (Persona Driven Development)

Agile Day, DevJam 2013, 2012, 2011

DevJam Practical Agility, Member 2009-2014

API Strategy & Practice Conference, San Francisco 2013

Business of APIs Conference, San Francisco 2013

Belbin Team Accelerator Workshop, 3Circle Partners, Washington DC 2013

Agile Fundamentals, Watermark Learning 2010

Agile Development Coaching, DevJam 2009

St. Catherine University Annual Leadership Challenge (A Business Conference for Women), 2007 & 2008

Oregon Licenses: Life, Health and Law, 2002