Editor’s note: Won’t you be our Valentine? Women 2.0 PITCH Conference is February 14, 2012 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Get your ticket here.
By Alexia Tsotsis (Writer, TechCrunch)
This might just be the sweetest Valentine’s Day story I’ve ever heard. It’s definitely the sweetest Valentine’s Day story I’ve ever written.
Kaitlyn Trigger is a marketing director at Rally.org. She also happens to be Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger’s girlfriend of two and a half years (The 26 year old Krieger and 27 year old Trigger met at a friend’s house in October of 2009 and moved in together in October 2010). And my hero.
Last December, Trigger decided she wanted to be able to talk to her boyfriend in depth about the stuff he was working on. So the Princeton political science major who “never took any computer classes” covertly downloaded “Learn Python the Hard Way” and began the Odyssey into programming, deadline Valentines’ Day.
Her goal? To create what is now Lovestagram, a way to take the Instagram photos you’ve shared with a specific person and turn them into an e-Valentine.