Nóirín Plunkett

Nóirín Plunkett is a jack of all trades, and a master of several. By day, Nóirín works for Eucalyptus Systems, as a geek<->English translator, and general force multiplier. Nóirín is passionate about community, communication, and collaboration.

Nóirín's open source work epitomizes the saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person”: starting on the httpd documentation project at Apache, Nóirín was running conferences for the Apache Software Foundation before long. Nóirín was involved in setting up the Community Development project, is Org Admin for the Google Summer of Code (with more than 40 students!), and continues to contribute to projects as diverse as Infrastructure and Incubator.

Nóirín was the first woman on the board of the Apache Software Foundation, and continues to sit on the board of the Open Cloud Initiative. Nóirín is also an advisor to The Ada Initiative, supporting women in open technology and culture.

When Nóirín's not online, the dance floor or down at the pub are natural habitats, while at home Nóirín is a keen harpist & singer, and an excellent sous chef!

Nóirín's preferred pronoun is "they".