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Los Angeles, CA
July 2022

Alison Chaiken

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,, 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 ( She lives in Mountain View , CA where she rides bikes, drinks beer and studies German.