Alison is been an automotive systems programmer and kernel engineer and has worked at Nokia, Mentor Graphics, and Peloton Technology. In 2014-2015, she collaborated on-site with a customer in Germany. Alison has spoken at events including ELC and ELCE, USENIX, LibrePlanet, linux.conf.au, Automotive Linux Summit, SCALE and Maker Faire. She organizes the monthly meetings of the 2800+-member, 7-year-old Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group (https://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Automotive-Open-Source/). She lives in Mountain View , CA where she rides bikes, drinks beer and studies German.