Curriculum Vitae

Kate Bolin

Summary

Skills:

Education

Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
August 1995 — May 1999
Bachelor of Arts: Religious Traditions of the West

California Academy of Mathematics and Science
Carson, California, USA
September 1991 — May 1995
High School Diploma

Professional Experience

July 2019 — Present
Marketing Director
Eco Web Hosting
Nottingham, England
Planning and managing all marketing aspects for a small web hosting company.

November 2018 — June 2019
Marketing Manager
GoDaddy
Nottingham, England
Planning and managing all marketing aspects for Heart Internet and tsoHost, two of the web hosting companies owned by GoDaddy.

May 2016 — November 2018
Marketing Executive
Heart Internet
Nottingham, England
Planning and managing events, projects, and advertisements for a large web hosting group.

September 2014 — May 2016
Copywriter
Heart Internet
Nottingham, England
Writing and editing website, email, and print materials for a large web hosting group.

November 2010 — September 2014
Web Administrator
Holcros Ltd.
Nottingham, England
Managing, maintaining and updating two online retail websites, including sourcing and producing content, promoting through social media and newsletters, writing articles and product information and designing print and web advertisements.

January 2007 — May 2010
Web Officer
New College Nottingham
Nottingham, England
Managing, maintaining and updating the website, Staff Intranet and Student Learning Portal, including planning, strategy, meeting with teams across the college, copywriting and design.

January 2006 — January 2007
Web Services Co-ordinator
PRIMIS+
Nottingham, England
Managing, maintaining and updating the public-facing website, including working with NHS Connecting for Health, restructuring the website for accessibility, search engine optimisation and standards, and producing press releases and website copy.

November 2004 — January 2006
Internet Marketer/Web Developer/Content Editor
Senior Internet
Nottingham, England
Building and designing websites, writing copy for websites, emails and news articles, writing instruction manuals and training materials, and providing search engine analysis and optimisation for sites.

May 2001 — September 2003
Studio Web Developer
Games Workshop
Nottingham, England
Planning and producing online content for the global Games Workshop website, including internationalisation, graphic design, sourcing content and working with external companies, including New Line Cinema.

August 1999 — August 2000
Internet Publicist
The Tenagra Corporation
New Orleans, Louisana, USA
Produced, wrote and distributed online marketing campaigns for fiction and non-fiction books, including excerpts and press releases.

January 1997 — May 1999
Work-Study Employee
Newcomb College Centre for Research on Women
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Supervised and maintained a small Macintosh computer lab with a focus on providing Internet knowledge and access to the women's studies students on campus, as well as professors and scholars, as well as updating the website and designing, organising, and creating online exhibits for the centre.

Volunteer Experience

2010 — 2019
Volunteer
Nottingham Hackspace
Nottingham, England
Part of the Communications team, the Membership team, the Events team, the Craft team, and the Fundraiser team. Produced copy for the newsletter and website, gave tours to potential new members, answered emails, organised and volunteered at events, maintained tools and resources for the craft area, and organised and supported fundraisers for future Hackspace development.

May 2016 — May 2018
Trustee
Nottingham Hackspace
Nottingham, England
Board member for the membership-led community workspace, including purchasing new tools and resources, organising volunteers, fundraising, membership drives, and mediation between members.

May 2012 — May 2014
Trustee
Nottingham Hackspace
Nottingham, England
Board member for the membership-led community workspace, including purchasing new tools and resources, organising volunteers, fundraising, membership drives, and mediation between members.

Talks Given

August 2020
"Knit One, Perl Two"
Women in Tech Nottingham
Talk on the parallels between computer programming and knitting.

August 2020
"The Wonderful World of Web Hosting"
WooCommerce London Meetup
Talk on web hosting options for small e-commerce businesses.

March 2020
"Websites Live In Homes"
WFH Conf
Talk explaining the types of web hosting available for people to use.

August 2019
"You're Not A Precious Snowflake: Document Your Work"
Tech Nottingham
Talk emphasising the need for good documentation in web development.

August 2018
"The Story of Elmer McCurdy"
Electromagnetic Fields
Talk on a little-known historical figure from the American West.

May 2018
"Document Your Work: Because Everyone Dies"
WordCamp Belfast
Talk emphasising how important documentation is for designers and developers.