My name is Dezzie.

I work on IBM Watson Conversation.

Sometimes I speak at conferences, if I have something worthwhile to say.

Things I care about on the Internet:

  • Internet history
  • Increasing diversity in tech staff and leadership
  • The intersection between psychological research and design
  • Ethical implications of and uses for as-is AI technology, particularly on the poor and marginalized
  • Building authentic technology for the 99% and less for the 1%
  • Reducing design vulgarity (in the Vignellian sense)
  • Keeping the Internet free, open, and accessible to everyone
  • Cats

Things I care about off the Internet:

  • Cats
  • Telling people how much I like the Internet
  • Making food
  • Eating food
  • Burning off food
  • The University of Notre Dame