kbeck303

First Name
Kathy
Last Name
Beck
Company
Oomph, Inc.
Job Title
UX Engineer
Bio

I am a UX Engineer at Oomph, Inc. a web agency based in Providence, RI. My primary focus is on Drupal site building and theme development. In this role, I get to collaborate with both the back-end engineering and design teams. Some things I am constantly thinking about are client usability, user accessibility, and internal team maintenance of a site. These topics stem from years of working on teams with both in-house and remote co-workers, training clients, and maintaining Drupal sites such as Leica Geosystems, NewportFILM, Sailors for the Sea, and Keep America Beautiful over the past 9+ years.

I've presented talks at Design 4 Drupal, Drupal Providence, and past years at New England Drupal Camp with sessions on accessibility, base themes, and component based theming. I am also a co-creator of ColorCube, an accessibility tool to test a set of colors for contrast based on the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my cat and family, going to the beach in the summer, listening to audiobooks, and doing crafts. I am also on the Board of Directors for Batten Disease Research , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization raising awareness and funds in hope to find a cure for this neurological hereditary disease.