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Hi, I'm Val Packett! My pronouns are they/them or she/her.

I am best known for my involvement in the world of Free and Open Source software, where my inexplicable obsession with unusual and alternative systems has resulted in experience all across the computing stack β€” from the web platform and desktop apps to device drivers, boot firmware, embedded systems, and even circuit board design.

My interests include, in no particular order: typed functional programming, operating system kernels, device drivers, cross-platform portability, SIMD optimizations, sandboxing, offline-capable web applications, free desktop environments and their components… And I've used too many programming languages to count but Rust is my favorite.

This website attempts to present my experience in a reasonably organized way β€” keep reading and you'll find something interesting!



A few more projects
Even more projects can be found on my forge accounts (never mind the temporary forks, abandoned experiments, old names and usernames): And these are my official package repository accounts:

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Contact me

(There is no PGP key here because encrypted email is rather silly. If you'd like to report a sensitive security vulnerability in any of my projects, just message me on Matrix.)