Alex “Skud” Bayley is a social justice activist, software developer, and advocate for open technology and culture beyond the “open source” world. Born and raised in Australia, Skud has also lived and worked in the United States and Canada, for companies ranging from small Linux startups to Fortune 500 behemoths. Although best known for her open source work in the Perl community, she’s recently switched to Ruby on Rails to develop Growstuff, an open source/open data project for food gardeners. Her other recent projects include the Geek Feminism blog and wiki, the pro-pseudonym advocacy site My Name Is Me, Written? Kitten!, and the newly-formed women’s tech group The Disreputable Order of Hopperites. She is a speaker of international repute, having presented at scores of conferences worldwide on tech, culture, and the intersection between the two.