Founder, SexTechSpaceShe/ Her
Alison is the founder of Women In Tech Pittsburgh and Sex Tech Space, as well as the Managing Director of Women of Sex Tech. She is a previous software engineer with experience in startup and corporate environments. Alison is currently a cybersecurity master’s candidate at the George Washington University and a recipient of the (ISC)2 Center for Cyber Safety and Education award. She has also been awarded the RedChair Pgh scholarship for leadership as a mid-career woman in IT and recognized as one of fourteen individuals shaping Pittsburgh tech scene by The Incline’s Who’s Next in Technology 2019. She has been featured in WIRED, WomenInTech, Female Tech Leaders, Women of Silicon Valley, Sex Tech Guide, EAN, and has spoken on the CyberSexurity meetup panel at DEFCON, Abstractions, Google, CISCO, and more. She is passionate about researching agency and consent in regards to data privacy, surveillance technology, and deep learning. In her free time she likes to hang out with her pet cockatiel, Stinky.