Deb is the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, joining as the first employee back in August 2005. Before venturing into the world of open source and operating systems, she spent two decades working as an embedded firmware engineer, technical marketer, and technical sales engineer in the data storage industry. Deb now focuses on learning more about operating systems while advocating for FreeBSD around the world. Besides supporting the FreeBSD Project, she's been working on introducing more girls and women to STEM. Deb grew up in California and earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and her Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.


Deb Goodkin