Technology

I enjoy playing with time series data and UNIX systems. I care deeply about security.

Loose Leaf Security album art: Loose Leaf Security text and a lock inspired teapot in shades of green

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.

You can subscribe to Loose Leaf Security in your favorite podcatcher. We've also created a zine about two-factor authentication, and you find links to all of our content, from podcast episodes to reference pages and zines, in Loose Leaf Security's archives.

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.

I graduated from MIT with an S.B. in Mathematics and an S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering in June 2011. I minored in Economics.

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.

My shell is currently bash, and I use emacs. cron is awesome, and you should always remember that you can change the delimiter in sed. You can look at my dotfiles.