Katherine “Kat” Patke
Studio 20 2012
Job: Software Engineer at Nordstrom
Location: Seattle, WA
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
What I Do Now
I’m currently working primarily in UI development, where I’m helping build the new, modernized Nordstrom.com codebase with ReactJS, Flux and NodeJS.
Before Studio 20
I was the Editor-in-Chief of my college newspaper and an intern at Clash magazine in London.
During Studio 20, I worked directly with…
Final Project Partner
Problem I helped solve…
I explored different methods of creating horizontal community between users to increase loyalty to the site.
Professional hops since graduating…
“Business Analyst, New York University, Global Technology Services Student/Intern, Ada Developers Academy”
Why Studio 20
“Learn the skills needed for the job” was a general mantra while I was at Studio 20. I applied hoping it could teach me the technology-driven journalism mindset that I knew I was sorely lacking. Not only did it do that, but indirectly it taught me that my own curiosity and drive was enough to empower me to learn things I never imagined I could (or would want to), rather than sitting around waiting for others to spoonfeed it to me.