Maria Webster

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Maria Webster

.51 - Geekspace for Women

Biography

Maria Webster, aka Ubergeeke, is a development engineer for a small software company as well as a freelance writer, and is the editor of “.51 – Geekspace for Women”.

Maria has been an open source supporter for over a decade, and is on her way to becoming one particularly handy DIYer. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a member of the IEEE as well as the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Maria’s primary interest is spreading the word about the pursuits and accomplishments of geeky women everywhere. Additional interests include amateur radio (she holds a Technician class license as KE7SLS), science fiction gaming, the San Francisco 49ers and amateur rockets (Portland State Aerospace Society). She also plays the guitar, reads too much, and generally spends a lot of time surfing the web.

Sessions for this user

* Faking It Til I Make It: A Woman On The Fringe Of Open Source

As a long-time user of open source software, I've often considered myself an advocate but not necessarily a participant. Over the last year and a half, my own search for technical inspiration has led me full-circle to the realization that I'm an active member of a vibrant community of technical women.
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Maria Webster