About

Hi there 👋

I’m Natalie, a DevSecOps engineer and consultant experienced in developer experience and consolidation within a wide array of security-focused environments. I work at the intersection of technology, people, and highly-regulated industries as a Principal Federal Solutions Engineer at Chainguard!

📝 I write about tech, what I’m working on, and what I’m playing with on my blog. You’re already here! ✨

💼 Day to day, I work with

You can find me in our work Slack sharing all sorts of neat things you can do with all that fun stuff and probably find out how I’ve broken and maybe fixed something too. 😀

👾 I play with

  • Video games in a Windows VM on my Fedora desktop with libvirt, KVM, and a custom Linux kernel to pass hardware to it. It’s got about 5% or so performance drop (just looking at frame rates) over a native install. You should check it out - code and write-up on how it works.
  • All sorts of handy Raspberry Pi projects, including
  • I’m getting into the Flipper Zero lately - it’s so handy and mischievous! (some fun uses)

I have an awesome life outside of tech, so while I have a few projects that I enjoy (👆), nothing above is close to where I spend most of my time / energy. If you need anything of mine above fixed, please feel free to fork it and send me a pull request! ❤️

Heads up!

  • 🔭 I’m exploring new parts of technology, communications, and finding fun problems to solve. Right now, that’s rewriting some of my projects in Go for better dependency management across platforms.
  • 🌱 I’m currently studying to sit for my OSCP certification and learning to write better conference talk proposals.
  • 🎤 Public speaking is fun! Check out what I’ve been up to here.
  • 😄 Pronouns: she/her
  • ❓ Looking for my résumé? It’s here, but you can also look at a little bit of what I’ve been up to in my GitHub profile. If you want to know about where else I’ve worked and went to school, you should go to LinkedIn.
  • 💬 Want to chat? I’m on Mastodon.