aka hypatia, hypatiadotca, or sometimes hypa7ia
After starting out with Mandrake and running Debian on desktops and servers for a while, Leigh really got into using Linux with Ubuntu Warty Warthog, and hasn't looked back since (except for those two months where she ran Gentoo).
She's an independent computer security consultant specializing in application security and malware research. She's also slowly chipping away at an Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto.
IRC: hypatia on irc.freenode.net
Email: <leigh AT SPAMFREE hypatia DOT ca>
hypatia on ubuntuforums.org
Op in the official #Ubuntu-Women channel on irc.freenode.net
Troll and derail fighter extraordinaire
Helps out with support, both technical and non.
Contributes to support on the Ubuntu-ca mailing list
Op in the #ubuntu-ca IRC channel
Other F/OSS Contributions
Admin and Mentor for Xelerance Google Summer of Code projects in 2009
IRC and forum support for Ubuntu, Asterisk, and a variety of other projects over the years.
Other Volunteerish Stuff
Co-founder, board member, and current president of HackLabTO, Toronto's Hackerspace
Member of the board of advisors and contest co-ordinator for the SecTor Security Conference
Frequent speaker at a variety of conferences, user groups, and schools. The long list is on her bio page.
Designed and ran a workshop on microcontroller programming and wearable computing for the Gr8 Designs for Gr8 Girls program at the University of Toronto
I strongly support Leigh for one of the leadership roles in the Ubuntu-Women project. I really think people like her who have a long standing commitment and a profound knowledge of the project are the most capable to lead the group. -- myriam 2010-06-08 21:49:04
* I think Leigh would be great in taking part in the leader of the Ubuntu Women project. She gives a balanced and sometimes alternative view on things, giving people more information and food for thought. she is helpful and there to guide and offer assistance to others should they need it. She would make a great leader. -- czajkowski 2020-10-24 03:46:44