Friendly greetings!  I’m Ariadne Conill, the operator of this website.

I have spent the majority of my life hacking on free software, my work includes starting the IRCv3 project, writing a lot of the code commonly used in IRC servers, writing Audacious (a popular Linux music player), libucontext, pkgconf, ifupdown-ng and several other key components of Alpine, contributing security and privacy fixes to ActivityPub (the protocol) and it’s implementations like Mastodon and Pleroma, packaging software for Debian, Ubuntu, and Alpine, and being one of the key people who got Alpine Linux off the ground and where it is today.

Presently, I am a software engineer at Chainguard, focusing on improving container base images and software distribution ecosystems.

If you feel like your project or organization could benefit from my insight, feel free to drop me a line.


I’m Ariadne on most popular IRC networks.  Until May 22, 2021, this included freenode, but anybody on freenode past this date is likely an impersonator.

I am also @ariadne:ariadne.space on Matrix.

You can also email me: ariadne -at- dereferenced.org.

I also operate a Discord server.  Please read the rules before participating.