Caroline Hardin is a PhD student studying how to increase diversity in Computer Science Education. She is interested in open civic data, e-textiles, hackerspaces and the educational culture of hackers. She was the 2016 Co-Chair of the Games+Learning+Society Conference, and is the Director of the MadHacks student hackathon group. Before coming to the Complex Play Lab, she spent 3 years in the Peace Corps (Ghana) teaching computer literacy and developing educational technology tools. She has her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Digital Media from UW Madison, where her Master’s thesis studied how people on the Reddit/r/learnprogramming and the StackOverflow communities link to and discuss online educational resources, such as moocs and self-guided tutorials. In her free time she is an award-winning costumer.