Avni Khatri
avni@avni.net | 310.869.8465

To create innovative technical products and programs which support and help people on a global scale.

I've worked on building scalable web sites since 1997 and have contributed to open source communities since 2003. I love collaborating with people to build innovative products that transform people's lives technically and beyond. I've built products used by millions of users where I was part of a large team and products for tens of thousands of users where I was leading product management and project management and engineering as part of a small team. I believe access to technology means access to education and opens doors to opportunities that may not otherwise be available. I've volunteered with several technical projects and groups which aim to do this: an international project to build an open source accessible framework for building community based web sites which includes a custom learning management system; a group which supports women in technology in their careers, and an organization which sets up computer labs with open source software in areas where kids do not have access to technology. I get things done and find a lot of joy in a completed product or project. I'm looking for a challenging opportunity where I can make a positive impact and grow my skill set. I'm passionate, hardworking and happiest when work contains the following: technology, open source, education, knowledge management, data, travel, public speaking, and doing something that benefits the world.

Professional Experience
Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
July 2012 - present
Associate Director, Knowledge and Learning Technologies Group
June 2011 - June 2012
Web Applications Architect, Knowledge and Learning Technologies Group
Examples of work:
Learning Lab & Simulation Center General Medicine Division Expertaj Residency Hubs
Learning Lab & Simuation Center General Medicine Division Expertaj Residency Hubs

Yahoo! Inc.
May 2009 - May 2011
Senior Front-end Engineer, Flex Force Tiger Team
October 2007 - April 2009
Senior UX Design Engineer, User Experience and Design, Advertising Products
Examples of work:
Yahoo! Mail Yahoo!/Microsoft Search Alliance Credential Store AYC APT
mail.yahoo.com yahoo/microsoft alliance credential store apt.yahoo.com advertising.yahoo.com

Computing Technologies Research Lab (CTRL) at UCLA
June 2003 - October 2007
Programmer / Analyst II
Examples of work:
CNSI HealthSciences Portal DRC Microarray
cnsi.ucla.edu healthsciences.ucla.edu drc.healthsciences.ucla.edu microarray.genetics.ucla.edu

Independent Programming Consultant
November 2000 - October 2007
Caltech, LACOE, Ebility LLC, E-Kubed Technologies LLC, QuakeKare Inc.
Examples of work:
Caltech Caltech Today Caltech Alumni LACOE Toolbox QuakeKare
www.caltech.edu today.caltech.edu alumni.caltech.edu toolbox.lacoe-online.net quakekare.com

TruePricing, Inc.
June 2002 - June 2003
ArsDigita Corporation
January 2000 - November 2000
Web Application Developer
Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging (CIMI) at UCLA
June 1997 - October 2001
Programmer / Analyst
Volunteer / Open Source Community Experience
Kids on Computers
October 2012 - present
October 2011 - September 2012
Vice President
November 2010 - September 2011
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
October 2012
Co-Chair, Open Source Day, Baltimore, MD
November 2011
Co-Chair, Open Source Day, Portland, OR
October 2010
Co-Chair, Open Source Track, Atlanta, GA
October 2007 - present
Member, OpenACS/.LRN Leadership Team
March 2008 - February 2009
Elected Member, OpenACS Technical Team
Yahoo! Inc.
April 2008 - May 2011
President, Yahoo! Women in Tech - SoCal
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
BS in Computer Science

Talks / Courses / Papers (with collaborators)
Technical Skills

Other Skills & Interests