Beth Haubert

Sci-fi junky, art collector, cat enthusiast. Fluent in Mandarin. Web developer.

Cats, The Musical! Algorithmic Song Meow-ification

How are we supposed to sing along with our favorite TV theme song every week if it doesn’t have lyrics?

At Beth's house, they “meow” along (loudly). They also code, so she built ‘Meowifier’ to convert any song into cat meows. Meowifier is a technical feat. It’s hilarious. It’s beautiful. It’s a new way to waste time on the internet.

Join her in this exploration of technical problem solving & gratuitous cat gifs. This talk is the story of how a silly idea morphed into one technical challenge after another, focusing on three aspects of the build that we might be surprised to learn were unique challenges.

About Beth

She's a software engineer at Flywheel, a web infrastructure startup in Omaha, Nebraska.

She's also a former airborne cryptologic linguist for the US Air Force, fluent in Mandarin. Things you can ask her about include Ruby, cats, board games, karaoke, and building applications that convert songs into auto-tuned cat meows. Things she’ll have to kill you if you ask her about: the airborne linguist part. Also, she likes to make emojis look like they’re farting. 🐈💨