Ashe is a developer, rubyist, conf organizer, cyclist, veg*n, intersectional feminist, queer/poly, catmom. She ♥s social justice, old video games, scifi, board games, and burritos. She is currently traveling the world teaching people about the lack of diversity in tech, why it’s that way, and what we can do about it. She’ss the author of The Diverse Team: Healthy Companies, Progessive Practices. You can find her on twitter as @ashedryden or her blog http://ashedryden.com and support her work through gittip.
Sumana Harihareswara is a geeky gal living in New York City. She grew up in various US cities and states, the daughter of Indian immigrants, loving books and Star Trek. She coordinates volunteer software development at the Wikimedia Foundation; before that, she managed programmers at an open source consulting firm. She co-edited Thoughtcrime Experiments, an online scifi/fantasy anthology.
Christie is an open culture evangelist, writer, programmer, community builder, vegan, queer, anti-oppressionist, Buddhist, Mozillian, and co-founder of Stumptown Syndicate. Based in Portland, OR, USA.
Courtney is a loud bitchy feminist, geek, gamer, and atheist. She is currently finishing her M.A. in English, specializing in Victorian science fiction and science fiction fan communities. She is also a little obsessed with Doctor Who. You can find her on Twitter and at From Austin to A&M.
Elizabeth is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering in the Midwest. Her research has included spacecraft design, guidance navigation and control of spacecraft, rigid body dynamics, and control of space robotics. When she is not in the lab, office or her bed she enjoys natural light, activism and reading books about stuff. She is also active in the Society of Women Engineers .
Jessamyn is a physics postdoc working in nanoelectronics. She’s also an ultrarunner, pianist, and recovering raider.
K. Tempest Bradford
Tempest blogs for a living and loves it. She also blogs for free and loves that, too. Her heart belongs to writing and writing about speculative fiction, but she lives by writing about mobile technology. The lists of blogs she contributes to seems to grow by the hour, but currently include her personal blog, The Angry Black Woman, FeministSF, the Carl Brandon Society Blog, and Tor.com.
Lesley Hall is an archivist and historian based in London, who has published extensively on women’s and gender history and the history of sexuality and also has a more than passing interest in sf. She considers herself a pre-second-wave feminist. Her website can be found at www.lesleyahall.net.
Liz Henry is massively multiblogular, and can be found most often writing at Composite on tech and activist stuff; FeministSF on science fiction and books; and Badgermama on geeky parenting. She’s an all around geek, open source enthusiast, coder, writer, and poet, works as a web producer for BlogHer, and is on the advisory board for GimpGirl.
Lukas is a release manager for Mozilla. She feels very fortunate to get to have a paid job in Open Source Software and her spare time involves teaching anything she has learned about systems, programming, media, web development and anything to do with the open web to anyone who want to learn. When not by a computer she is running, hiking, swimming, playing hockey, walking the dog, cooking, traveling, making films & videos, and basically trying hard to pack a lot of adventures into a busy life.
medievalist, handmaker of textilish things
Mary is co-founder of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit that promotes women’s participation in open technology and culture, with Valerie Aurora. She is also a Free Software programmer at large and sometime computational linguist.
Matt (mdz) is a free software developer and enthusiast with a history of contributions to the Debian and Ubuntu projects. He is a latecomer to the blogosphere, writing about technology and interpersonal topics on mdzlog.
Shiny never passes the buck. She passes the torch.
Skud is the founder of the GF blog and wiki, as well as an open source developer, community organiser, SFF and media fan, public speaker, and writer on technical and geek culture subjects. She currently resides in Melbourne, and is currently working on a startup for food gardeners called Growstuff.
Terri is a web security researcher, open source developer, teacher, amateur photographer, naturalist, geek, gamer, musician, and woman in technology. She blogs/tweets under the name terriko, and maintains a web security blog at WebInsecurity.net.
Tim is a software engineer at a Silicon Valley startup. Until late 2013, he was a research software engineer at Mozilla, where he worked on the Rust programming language. He maintains a blog on Dreamwidth.
Valerie Aurora has been a Linux/UNIX kernel developer since 2000, and an active volunteer for women in computing since 2001. Valerie co-founded the Ada Initiative with Mary Gardiner, a non-profit that promotes women’s participation in open technology and culture.
Ten years ago yatima was one of the first employees on board a brand new technology industry analysis company. Research turned out to be her dream job. She spends her days talking to interesting people in startups and userland, and then she writes about them.