A woman of many names, identities, and problematic interests, BobaBoard's CEO, CTO (and Senior Vice Janitor) has been around online fandoms for almost twenty years.
From fanfictions, to fanarts, to doujinshi scanlations, to fan-made games, to running events (and ideating a few unusual ones), to shitposts, to memes, to many things you can think of and some you can't—she's done it all.
In her real life, she's a software engineer with extensive experience across frontend, backend, and—nevermind her distaste for it—machine learning. As a diversity advocate, she's created initiatives attended by thousands of people and replicated across continents.
Her many interests include psychology, alternative sexualities, horrible fictional men, picking up new hobbies, and relentlessly quoting memes IRL.
Motivated by pure spite at Tumblr's sudden betrayal, and increasingly frustrated by the soulless, corporate internet, she spent the past year building BobaBoard, while making friends with (and learning from) countless amazing fandom people.
Before that, she spent a couple years immersed in a disparate series of endeavors: studying entrepreneurship, business, decentralized communities, and open source software; connecting with fandom scholars, journalists, community managers, and anyone who could help in the journey for better online communities; and finally—an important part of her creative process—ranting about the commercialization of the internet while smoking a bunch of weed.
Helping Ms. Boba from behind the curtains, The Shadow Council is a team of highly skilled professionals, offering expertise and guidance as needed. Members include privacy experts for big tech corporations, product and interaction designers working on fine-grained data sharing, early OTW members, startup and non-profits founders, and people who've thought very hard about the rise, fall and shape of various Social Platforms.
If you have deep expertise in a subject you believe is relevant to this project, I'd love to hear from you!
No artists were harmed in the development of this website.