I enjoy playing with time series data and UNIX systems. I care deeply about security.
I co-host and produce Loose Leaf Security, a podcast about making good computer security for everyone. My co-host, Geoffrey Thomas, and I believe you don't need to be a software engineer or security professional to understand how to keep your devices and data safe. In every episode, we tackle a typical security concern or walk you through a recent incident. In addition to the podcast itself, Geoffrey and I have released a zine about two-factor authentication and are working on releasing our Pelican-based podcasting setup.
While still in Cambridge, I was an active member of the Student Information Processing Board, MIT's volunteer student computing group. Through SIPB, I worked on the Debathena project, a student-developed implementation of MIT's Athena system for Debian and Ubuntu. I worked with other student maintainers to get MIT's IT department to adopt Debathena as the official Athena release; now it is used campus-wide on public workstations. It is also a popular way to interface student personal computers with MIT's systems.
I helped teach Python programming to women with the Boston Python Workshop when I was still in Boston back in 2011. One of the projects I mentored was ColorWall, a framework for implementing and displaying effects for a wall of pixels; I created a presentation to aid instruction.