Joy Nelson

Joy Nelson is the President of ByWater Solutions Koha Division where she supports a staff that works to provide the absolute best possible ILS and exceptional service to libraries. After spending many years in libraries and various software development firms, she knows what makes for great code development and database management –and it’s open source. It’s about connecting with librarians and leveraging their skills and knowledge to make Koha better with each release.

Joy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Information Science from the University of North Texas. She has been active in the Koha community since 2011 and most recently was the Release Maintainer for 19.11 version and sincerely hopes she did not introduce any ‘unintended features’.

When Joy’s not at work or in the library, you can find her painting water colors, traveling, and/or enjoying a dirty martini – gin, never vodka.

Catch me at Kohacon20

Day 1, 3:50-4:15pm: Creative problem solving - Joy Nelson (online)

Creative problem solving is more than simply brainstorming ideas. It is a critical skill that everyone needs in any field. We’ll review the four part methodology of creative problem solving and explore ways this process can be applied to virtual teams, software communities, and diverse groups. Everyone is capable of creating innovation solutions to problems.

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