Kat Aoki

Kat Aoki


  • Freelance business and technology writer since 2012.
  • Former SQL Server developer and administrator for the IT industry.
  • Has written for over 80 company websites and blogs in the US and Australia.
  • Currently writes about technology for global companies such as Canon, Lenovo, and Microsoft. 


Prior to making the leap into freelance writing, Kat was a certified SQL Server developer and administrator. She's worked for various hi-tech startups in the U.S., where she installed and designed large database systems and wrote back end code for the world of e-commerce.

Since 2012, she's leveraged her experience in IT to write about mobile devices, cloud technology, cybersecurity, social media, e-commerce, and more, and enjoys learning about different creative technologies in her spare time.

She's an experienced troubleshooter with a passion for solving problems and helping others do the same.


Kat holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. She has a certificate in Systems Programming from CLC and earned her MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) certification in 2006.

A Message from Kat Aoki

"As a database administrator, I learned how to tackle extremely challenging problems that had the potential to affect thousands or even millions of customers. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than getting to the root of a tricky issue and solving it."

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