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Nara Kasbergen

Software Engineer
Washington, DC
Nara Kasbergen is a senior full-stack developer in NPR (National Public Radio)’s Digital Media group, where she's worked on a variety of projects, including the NPR Music homepage redesign and the third-party developer platform for NPR One. She is currently part of a small skunkworks team building custom applications for voice UI platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. She is passionate about Developer Experience (DX), community-building, the intersection of humans and code, and her volunteer work for Open Sourcing Mental Illness, a non-profit organization raising awareness about mental health in the tech industry. Since joining the conference speaking circuit in mid-2016, she has spoken at over 20 conferences, including 2 keynotes. Seven of her presentations have been overseas and include JSConf Iceland, Refresh, and EnterJS.

Though she has no noticeable accent, she hails from The Netherlands and lived in Munich, Houston, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, and New York City prior to settling down in Washington, DC. In her spare time, she satisfies her foodie habits by trying out all of the best restaurants in the city, collects board games, and watches too much Netflix.