Allison Randal

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Biography

Allison Randal is the Open Source Advisor at Canonical, and retired chief architect of Parrot. In over 25 years as a programmer, she has developed everything from games, linguistic analysis tools, and e-commerce websites, to shipping fulfillment, compilers, and database replication systems, worked as a language designer, project manager, conference organizer, editor, and consultant, been president of an open source software foundation and director of three, written several books, and founded a tech publishing company. Her current hobby is quantum physics.