Hi there, my name is Kara Rizzardi!
I'm a software engineer who recently graduated from UC Berkeley.
(go bears!)

More about me

I'm a recent graduate from UC Berkeley who studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. I enjoy learning about + using new technologies and have an interest in fullstack development. Lately I've been feeling extra passionate about frontend development and creating good UI/UX experiences.

Most of my free time is spent doing yoga (vinyasa, not bikram) and making music. I played the clarinet for 6 years, but nowadays I like to focus on guitar & piano. I have a youtube channel where I like to post covers and original compositions for fun.

My experience

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Keysight Technologies
IT Software Engineer
  • ServiceNow Developer
  • Developing a IT service chatbot using conversational AI and natural language understanding within ServiceNow
  • Implemented functionality for users to conversationally submit IT tickets, improving the user experience for thousands of end-users and supporting 14k+ tickets per month (custom process built using JavaScript)
  • Designed scalable API abstractions for our conversation platform, supporting all popular chat clients (MSTeams/Slack/Web)
  • Works with product management & cross functional teams to create technical solutions for desired user experiences
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Software Engineer Intern
  • Fullstack developer on Agile software development team (order management system)
  • Worked closely with stakeholders and project owner to design UI/UX using Figma
  • Built out responsive frontend using React and Material UI
  • Reduced Webpack bundle size by 48%
  • Optimized Rest API resulting in a 54% speed increase
  • Designed authentication & authorization system flow
  • Setup SSO authentication using Microsoft Azure
  • Backend developer on Agile software development team (automated server provisioning)
  • Developed automation tooling to improve deployment processes
  • Wrote and maintained unit tests
  • Wrote Chef Inspec scripts to audit & test infrastructure
  • Exposure to computer networking, cloud platforms, and virtualization technologies
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Girls Who Code
Club Member
  • Frontend developer on a team with 12 other girls
  • Built website to support the community-led "Keep Our Library Open" campaign to fight against the closure of our local library
  • Designed UI using Figma
  • Advocated for the importance of women in technology
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    To read more about my experience & skills, check out my resume below!


    Check out some of the projects I've worked on below!