Cate is an Engineering Director at DuckDuckGo and an advisor at Glowforge. She previously worked at Automattic, where she led the mobile, Jetpack, and Developer Experience teams. Cate admins the New-(ish) Manager Slack and writes regularly for Quartz. You can find her on Twitter at @catehstn and at

Cate has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, the United States and Ireland. Her previous roles included Director of Mobile Engineering at Ride, engineer at Google, Extreme Blue intern at IBM, and ski instructor. Cate built Show & Hide, and speaks internationally on mobile development and engineering leadership. Her writing has been published on sites as varied as LeadDev, Be LeaderlyLifehacker, The Daily Beast, The Eloquent Woman and Model View Culture. She has appeared on the Channel 4 News (UK) and the Today Show (USA). You can also find her at


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