Leigh is a Security Engineer at Heroku, a Salesforce.com company. Prior to Heroku, she worked at Microsoft, MessageLabs/Symantec, and Bell Canada. Her career has included everything from stringing cable and building phone systems to responding to some of the most critical computer security incidents in industry history, shipping software to a billion people, and protecting infrastructure running a million apps.
Her community work includes founding the HackLabTO hackerspace in Toronto, Canada, and the first feminist hackerspace, the Seattle Attic Community Workshop, as well as advising countless others and speaking about hackerspace cultures, collaboration, and open source software. She is now a member of the Double Union women’s hackerspace in San Francisco. She is an administrator of the Geek Feminism wiki and blog, and adviser to the Ada Initiative, and the SecTor security conference in Toronto. Leigh has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto where she majored in Computer Science and Equity Studies.