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Hi, I am Valerie Anita Aurora (formerly Henson), a writer, speaker, and corporate trainer. I am founder and principal consultant at Frame Shift Consulting, which provides inclusive training to tech companies. I was co-founder and Executive Director of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit to promote women in open technology and culture. Before that, I was a Linux kernel developer specializing in file systems for about a decade. My Wikipedia bio is occasionally correct.

Random fun stuff I wrote

My blog
Ball lightning: the coolest thing you've never heard of
The ultimate physical limits of computation
My LASIK story
Hiking Mt. Whitney
My visit to the Honeywell Kitchen Computer

Making the world a better place

How to Respond to Code of Conduct Reports
The Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment
No more rock stars: how to stop abuse in tech communities
Suicide and society: Where does responsibility for preventing suicide lie?
DEFCON: Why conference harassment matters

Tech stuff

The TCP/IP Drinking Game
Linux Weekly News articles including the Kernel Hacker's Bookshelf series
The "rainbow chart" of cryptographic hash function lifetimes
How to use cryptographic hashes for data comparison safely
The first Linux File Systems Workshop
Some code I've written

Contact info

For questions relating to corporate training, please email valerie at frameshiftconsulting dot com. For everything else, please use valerie dot aurora at gmail dot com.