Allison King



The Peach Advocate

July 2021

A project combining paper mâché, litter bags, an Arduino, and some servo motors. For the purpose of a healthy and happy orange cat!

Paper mâché cat holding a litter bag, powered by an Arduino

I wrote about how Jimmy and I integrated Etsy sale alerts into our Discord server so that all of our friends could give some 🥳 reacts when our friend makes an Etsy sale. Just part of a series of apps built for a highly specific purpose to spark some joy :)

Discord message reporting an Etsy sale and showing a gif from Fire Emblem: Three Houses

I wrote about how we built the Digital Hearth at Cortico using a raspberry pi and a phone. Repository included so that you too can build your own raspberry pi powered IoT device!

Cortico's Hearth, a recording device powered by Raspberry Pi controlled remotely via an iPhone

For more projects, check out my Medium profile


I was invited to be on the Software Engineering Daily podcast to talk further about Cortico's talk radio ingest. I also got to talk about the pipeline we set up to ingest local community conversations through Cortico's Local Voices Network.

I gave this talk at the Boston Python meetup, as well as virtually to the Women Who Code Boston meetup. It wasn't recorded, but here are my slides!

I gave a talk at DataEngConf (now DataCouncil) in 2019 on some work Cortico was doing in the talk radio space. Take a listen!