I am a technologist and software researcher working in programming languages and human computer interaction. My name is Saoirse, but I am also called “boats.” For the past several years I have worked on the development of the Rust programming language. Most of the content on this website is under my blog.

I am inspired by technology which enables people to express and create, which empowers people to engage beyond their previous limits, which equalizes disparities of power. I try to think critically about the forces at work in determining the technology we build.