hi, i’m æva

i’m queer, an incurable geek, an open source software developer, and a lifelong student of the dharma

the political mess of the past few years has 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’ll find more of my thoughts on those topics on this blog, on twitter, and in my public talks


current project

20 years ago i swore i’d never work at microsoft, but here i am — and its not half bad!

in 2019, they led the formation of the confidential computing consortium to create open source technology to secure applications and data against many of the kinds of threats I previously tracked … and to make some of this available to everyone (because it’s F/OSS) … soo… i’ve been diving in to the oe sdk project lately. stay tuned until I come up for air!


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 🤷

Ironic continues to be widely used to manage large fleets of servers, from research centers like CERN to telecoms like Verizon. I am proud that the project continues to be a success.

before that i did mysql consulting, and worked on a few other projects you might be familiar with