Carla Schroer, Founder, Director, and Board Member
Carla Schroer is a seasoned business and technical professional with more than 20 years of software experience in Silicon Valley and 6 years of imaging and cultural heritage experience.
Carla has directed a wide range of software development projects including object-oriented development tools, desktop publishing, and Sun Microsystems' Java Technology. Her experience includes software and test development, project management, budgeting, planning, business strategy, and licensing. Carla joined Sun's Java development team in 1995, where she played a fundamental role in the creation of Sun's licensing and compatibility testing model for Java. Carla has managed and worked with teams all over the globe including Russia, India, and Ireland. For two years she was responsible for Sun's engineering program in Russia which employed more than 200 Russian computer scientists.
A graduate of New College of Florida with a concentration in Computer Studies, Carla also studied sculpture and ceramics. She continues to work in clay and is accomplished at both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Carla has always had a love of ancient places and cultural objects, seeking them out in museums, books, and during her worldwide travels. She has taken a number of continuing studies courses in archaeology and is active in the local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Carla is a CHI founder and currently holds the positions of Program Director and Board Member. She is an experienced digital photographer and is proficient with multiple software programs and techniques for enhancing and manipulating digital images.