Erynn Petersen is the Executive Director of Outercurve Foundation. She is on the boards of Girl Develop It and Station082, projects dedicated to increasing the number of people going into engineering. Erynn is a strong proponent of open source projects, having been VP of Open Source and Developer Evangelism at AOL and also heads up the Open Source working group at GDI. She served on the board of SES working on efforts to develop interoperable APIs between search engines. She is passionate about Open Source, especially when it's directed toward helping incipient, grassroots, and unaffiliated developers engage in large impact, interesting projects.