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Profile: Heather “CameraGirl” Gallagher Is Burning Man’s IT Mastermind: <figure

Profile: Heather “CameraGirl” Gallagher Is Burning Man’s IT Mastermind: <figure

Photo: Susan Karlin Downtime: Heather Gallagher takes a rare break at the annual Burning Man festival. Every year, around the beginning of September, tens of thousands of people go out into Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the annual Burning Man festival. Amid the windy, dusty, tent-strewn desert expanse, where bicycles are the main method of transportation and cellphones barely work, Burning Man belies a vast technological infrastructure. The tip of the techberg is Heather “CameraGirl” Gallagher . As Burning Man’s director of technology, she oversees teams working on physical layout, network engineering, Web development, system integration, and more. “It’s good when people don’t know how much technology goes into making Burning Man happen; good technology is tech you don’t see,” she says. “It’s great that people think there’s just tents, but this is a city with amazingly co...

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