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Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen

American software developer
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Occupations Entrepreneur Software developer Computer scientist Engineer
Countries United States of America
Gender female
Education Brown University
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Biography

Sarah Allen (born Sarah Lindsley) is an American software developer and entrepreneur. Allen attended Brown University in Rhode Island, where she majored in computer science and visual arts. Early in her career, she led the development of Adobe Shockwave Multiuser Server, Flash Media Server, and Flash video, and co-founded the company that created Adobe After Effects. In 2013, Allen was selected for the Presidential Innovation Fellows program working with the Smithsonian Institution.

Companies

In 2010, Allen co-founded and serves as the chief technology officer of mobile startup Mightyverse. In parallel she is the founder of San Francisco-based Ruby on Rails consultancy Blazing Cloud, a product-centric mobile application consulting firm. In 2010, she co-authored the book Pro Smartphone Cross-Platform Development.

Representation of women

In the Silicon Valley community, Allen contributes her time to improving the representation of women in technology as the president of RailsBridge, which aims to "bridge the gap from aspiring developer to contributing open source community member through mentoring, teaching and writing".

Recognition

In 1998, Allen was named one of the Top 25 Women of the Web by San Francisco Women on the Web. Allen was honored on Ada Lovelace Day by the Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners in 2010 and participated in the mobile-themed Google Tech Talk at the company's headquarters in Mountain View. In 2013, Allen was chosen as a Presidential Innovation Fellow and worked for six months with the Smithsonian Institution.

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References
http://www.worldcat.org/issn/1916-8004
http://dev.ncwit.org/audio/interview-sarah-allen
http://dev.ncwit.org/resources.res.interview.php?source=&action=display&interview_id=20705&year=2011&month=03
http://gihyo.jp/dev/serial/01/software_designers/0021
http://techfemme.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/sarah-allen/
http://www.apress.com/9781430228684
http://www.bayareagirlgeekdinners.com/ada-lovelace-day-2010/
http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2010/engine-yard-cloud-out-loud-s01e03-sarah-allen/
http://www.motionworks.com.au/downloads/cosalives.pdf
http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2011/01/railsbridge-announces-its-2011.php
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/1998/01/30/webgrrls2.DTL
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