Renee DiResta is a Principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where she invests in seed-stage technology startups (both hardware and software), researches emerging technology trends, and supports portfolio companies. She is also a member of the O’Reilly Radar team. Prior to OATV, Renee spent seven years as an equity derivatives trader at Jane Street Capital, a quantitative proprietary trading firm in New York City. For fun, she plays with data sets, helps run The Maker Map open-source project, and is a Maker and crafter. Renee holds a B.S. in both Computer Science and Political Science from the Honors College of SUNY Stony Brook. She blogs about her interests and data projects at http://noupsi.de and can be found on Twitter at @noupside.