Adria Richards

Adria Richards is a developer and entrepreneur focused on digital equality. She has been involved in more than 35 hackathon events in the Bay Area and abroad.

Embracing her inner nerd, Adria moved moved to San Francisco in 2010 to pursue her passion for technology. Previously she has worked in technical and training roles for enterprise , nonprofits and startups; from American Express to Zendesk. Adria has been teaching technology and developing curriculum since 2007.

Adria is a popular speaker at major tech conferences including SXSW, O’Reilly Web 2.0, Launch, The Lean Startup Conference and TEDx. She speaks at startups and coding boot camps about culture, communication and diversity. Adria has attended TED, LeWeb and MLOVE. She is also a YouTube Content Creator.


Richards, the author, is taking a self portrait wearing Glass, with the backdrop of a conference. She is grinning.

Google Glass: Flipping the Script on Small Talk

How introverts can enjoy being social with technology. (Hint: It doesn’t involve looking down at your phone)