Alison works for Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division in Fremont, CA although recently she has worked on automotive Linux in Germany. Previous speaking experience includes ELC, ELCE, Automotive LInux Summit, SCALE, Maker Faire and many local LUGs. Alison has been running POSIX variants on her home systems since BSD 4.3. Her previous career as a physicist started at MIT and included stints at HP Labs and Stanford. She disorganizes the 1,000+-member Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group and is a founder of Hacker Dojo.