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Starting off as a front-end developer for both Pop Art and The New Group in Portland, Oregon, Claudina's web-building career is packed with experience. Her strong language skills have proved indispensable, as her first project at Pop Art involved work on a multilingual French/English site. Her work on multi-lingual sites continued at The New Group, where she worked as lead front-end developer on FEI, a site launched in nine languages. In 2007, she left the West Coast and set up shop in New York, where she began work at the Huffington Post. She then went on to become one of the founding members of UNICEF Innovation. It was there that Claudina's interest in open-source technology strategies developed. She further pursued this at Method, leading interactive development for clients such as Charlie Rose, PBS, Scholastic, and Count Me In. Four months prior to co-founding ThinkDrop, she lead the strategy and initial product development for Vestify, a crowdfunding web application for entrepreneurs powering the MassChallenge Global Start-Up Competition. At ThinkDrop, her focus was on collaboration between clients and technologists, leveraging open-source tools to fulfill organizational needs in a streamlined, efficient manner.
Claudina Sarahe believes in philosophy and principles of open source and sees great value for society outside open-source technological communities to learn from the models of governance and advancement. For the last three years and counting she has been working with Drupal and loves the code but above all, the community.
A firm believer in a balanced lifestyle she co-hosts a weekly radio show as part of the Radio Hive Freeform Radio Collective. Claudina Sarahe also volunteers at Bluestockings and the 4th Street Food Coop. She keeps her mind and body elastic with lots of Bikram Yoga and Crossfit.