Karen is the Principal Community Marketing Manager at Pivotal, Organizer of the Pivotal Open Source Hub meetup group, an Apache CloudStack Project Management Committee member and Committer. She founded the CloudStack Silicon Valley User Group (1,200 members) back in 2013 and helped the Apache CloudStack community with planning CloudStack Collaboration Conferences and CloudStack Days. She wants to help members from other open source communities round up more attendees to their conferences and meetups with tips and best practices learned from her experience working with open source events. On the weekends, you can find Karen backpacking in the different forests of Northern California, cycling on Highway 1 or bungee jumping off bridges.