Richard (Rick) Boardman PhD
Hi. My day job is managing the world-class Product Accessibility team at Salesforce in San Francisco.
Accessibility is all about making sure EVERYONE can use whatever you are building, specifically including people with disabilities who are far too often overlooked. Since this group includes pretty much all of us at some point of our lives, Accessibility is a Big Deal.
The customizable web platforms we build are incredibly complex, on a par with the desktop operating systems of not too long ago. It's great to have a job with such positive impact and innovation potential.
Beyond people and program management, I try to stay hands-on with technology (hence the state of this eternally evolving website - currently built using 11ty.dev, eleventastic, and the brilliant netlify). I've worked in pretty much every aspect of the UX end of web development - except Visual Design (see this website).
Beyond Tech, there's family, Star Wars and getting out and about. I used to travel and go to lots of concerts too. Hopefully that will restart soon ;)
Rick, Jan 2021.
Here are some links:
- San Francisco Star Wars Meetup
- PhD (from 2004 but still surprisingly relevant, that is if you are excited about information overload and personal information management)