hell0, world

hi, i’m æva! i’m queer, an incurable geek and lifelong student of the dharma, and i’ve been an advocate for open source since 2003

i’ve worked in and on some larger projects that you might have heard of, if you, too, work in tech — from mysql to openstack to ansible to kubernetes, and now work on open source encryption tools.

events in 2016 inspired me to get louder about what matters to me – lgbtq rights, digital privacy, decentralized networks, and consent culture – and to put that into action and seek ways to build safer spaces for my communities. you can find my thoughts on those topics on this blog, on twitter, and in my public talks.


current projects

in 2019, MS led the formation of the confidential computing consortium – a linux foundation project dedicated to securing applications and data through the use of hardware enclaves. i am currently the open source program manager for the azure confidential computing team, and one of azure’s liaisons to the ccc. meanwhile, i continue to work with the cncf and kubernetes communities, and every so often still chime in on openstack issues. even though i have a PM title now, in my heart i’m just a rusty developer 😉


past projects

back in 2012, i started openstack ironic. it’s a cloud – but you get bare metal servers instead of virtual servers! i think that’s uproariously funny… but i’m a better engineer than comedian…

anyway, i couldn’t be more proud that the project, and the team, which i started have continued to serve the world after i moved on.

before contributing to openstack, i worked as a mysql consultant at percona, on a few projects you might be familiar with, and on several that you probably never heard of. I’ve also helped build a couple small camps at burning man over the years.

on this site

you can find my personal blog (see the nav bar on the right) and links to more of my activity around the web