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Eve Astrid Andersson

About Me

Work
I live in San Francisco and work for Google, managing an Accessibility Engineering group in Google Research. At Google, I've also held management, strategy, and client-facing roles in Buenos Aires, London, New York, and Mountain View. Prior to Google, I was a Senior Vice President at Neumont University (a start-up university); before that, Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Universidad Galileo (Guatemala); and before that, Founder and VP Operations of ArsDigita Corporation (acquired by Red Hat). I'm happiest when work contains the following: technology, data analysis, entrepreneurship, travel, public speaking, and doing something that benefits the world. Résumé.

Education
Wharton MBA in Finance. Engineering degrees from Caltech (bachelor's) and Berkeley (master's). Additional coursework at Stanford in Data Mining. GMAT: 800. Research: Characteristics and Determinants of Private Equity Returns (MBA) and Computational Analysis of Pyrolysis (master's).

Places I've Lived
Boston (Cambridge), Buenos Aires, Guatemala, London, Los Angeles (Pasadena), New York, San Francisco (Berkeley, Mountain View), Seattle, Salt Lake City

Places I've Been
Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, West Bank (Palestinian territory), Zambia

Places I Want to Go
New Zealand, Madagascar, Galapagos, Santorini, Gombe National Park (Tanzania), Sealand, International Space Station

Things I Enjoy
Pi, Los Boludos, travel, photography, change, Van Gogh, Pablo Neruda, Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, dogs, penguins, teaching, dancing, statistics and data mining, Barolo and Barbaresco, the OpenACS logo, vegetarianism, singing karaoke with my sister Hedy.

How I would spend my time if I didn't have a day job.

Goals
Live on all continents, speak 4 languages fluently, do important work (it doesn't matter which field the work is in) and write and teach about it.

Photography

Africa   Cameroon
Egypt
Gambia
Ghana
Lagos, Nigeria
Lusaka, Zambia
Marrakech, Morocco
South Africa
Antarctica   Antarctica
Asia   China
Israel
Japan
Malaysia
Petra, Jordan
Europe   Algarve, Portugal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Athens, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Berlin, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Granada, Spain
Graubünden, Switzerland
Iceland
Ireland
Malta
Northern Ireland, UK
Paris, France
Prague, Czech Republic
Rome, Italy
South of France
Tromsø, Norway
Zagreb, Croatia
Zürich, Switzerland
Latin America   Argentina
Brazil
Cancun, Mexico
Colonia, Uruguay
Cuba
Guatemala
Peru
Santiago, Chile
United States   California's Wine Regions
Maui
New Orleans
Portland
Seattle
Utah
Washington, DC

Search photos:
(12398 photos from 328 locations in 45 countries)

Writing

  Software Engineering for Internet Applications
with Philip Greenspun and Andrew Grumet
MIT Press
March 2006
    Early Adopter VoiceXML Chapter 2
Wrox Press
August 2001


6 Things I've Learned through Web Analytics

VoiceXML: letting people talk to your HTTP server through the telephone

Reverse Engineering a Data Model Using the Oracle Data Dictionary

Pi

Pi Land: pi games, poetry, equations, and [some of] the digits themselves

Things from Long Ago

University Reminiscences: excerpts from my blog from before the word "blog" was coined (1995 - 1996)

Sexy Suzy: a song about a girl who turns into a computer (1995)

ACME Nerd Suppressant: an advertisement for a magical drug (1998)

Polyorchid Religious Society: as a high school prank, I created and handed out these flyers in downtown Seattle; I think I gained some converts (1992)

The pictorial story of how I arrived on Earth (excerpts) (1995)

ArsDigita (archives): this was the company I co-founded in 1998. The open-source repository and public documents are preserved here. Favorites: ArsDigita's Mission and Professionalism for Software Engineers.

Music

All works composed and performed by Eve.

eve@eveandersson.com
Last update Aug 2013 with photos of Cuba