Joan Touzet is an independent contractor, managing commercial and OSS software and hardware development since 1993. Based in Toronto, Joan has worked in embedded systems, big data, finance, bio-informatics, advertising, natural resources and infrastructure tooling. Prior to returning to independent contracting, she was Senior SW Development Manager for IBM Cloudant. Joan is a Director and Member of the Apache Software Foundation, and sits on the PMC for Apache CouchDB. Recent speaking engagements include a keynote at the Texas Linux Fest 2015, ApacheCon NA 2018, ApacheCon EU 2014, Velocity 2014, and OSCon 2014.