The central focus of my life has always been around bringing people together and building community. Open source is where I found a home for that drive to connect.
Diagnosed at 23 with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic condition affecting the connective tissue in my body, I've spent most of my life working with chronic pain, joint instability and fatigue.
As a practicing Buddhist for 12+ years and working towards ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order, Buddhism has a central place in my life and informs every area of my life.
Learning how to train with a physical disability and exploring ways to push myself without injuries or flare-ups has been quite a challenge. I just completed my first ultramarathon!
Hello, I'm Ruth! Here's a bit about me ...
Open source advocate
Speaking regularly at events around the world on a range of topics from open source to living an active life with a disability and my unconventional path to a career in tech.
Proud to be a trustee of Breathworks, helping people around the world living with pain and suffering.
Practicing Buddhist for 12+ years within the Triratna Buddhist Community and training for ordination.
Living a full and active life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, including a slight obsession with ultramarathon endurance running.
- Mautic Conference India 2024, Pune, India 17-18 February 2024
- FOSS Backstage, Berlin, Germany 4-5 March 2024