Alison Chaiken


Alison Chaiken is a software developer who rides bikes in Mountain View, CA. Her day job is creating a variant of Debian, the Universal Operating System, that runs on big semi-automated trucks for Peloton Technology. Alison has contributed upstream to u-boot, kernel, bazel and systemd, and she runs the 6-year-old, non-profit, 2000+-member Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group. She worked for a half-year in Germany for the auto industry and has just completed two years of German study. Alison's formal education was in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was exposed to the then-new GPL and emacs.