Alicia Gibb

Alicia Gibb is an advocate for open hardware, an academic researcher, and a hardware hacker. Alicia has worked within the open source hardware community for the past 3 years. Currently she is founding and running the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA), an organization to educate and promote building and using open source hardware. Previous to serving OSHWA, Alicia was a researcher and prototyper at Bug Labs where she ran the academic research program and the Test Kitchen, an open R&D Lab. Her projects centered around developing lightweight additions to the BUG platform, as well as a sensor-based data collection modules sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She is a member of NYCResistor, where she has curated two international art shows, co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit, and an advisory board member for Linux Journal. Her electronics work has appeared in Wired magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Hackaday and the New York Times. When Alicia is not researching at the crossroads of open technology and innovation she is prototyping artwork that twitches, blinks, and might even be tasty to eat. She holds a degree in art education, a M.S. in Art History and a M.L.I.S. in Information Science from Pratt Institute.