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 on IRC servers, writing Audacious (a popular music player for Unix-like systems), libucontext, pkgconf, ifupdown-ng and several other key components of the Alpine Linux system. Additionally, I have contributed numerous security, robustness and privacy fixes to federated software such as Mastodon and Pleroma, and standards such as ActivityPub. In a past life, I was a Debian contributor, but have been working on Alpine exclusively since 2010.

Presently, I am a principal 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 IRC networks. Until May 22, 2021, this included freenode, but anybody on freenode past this date using that nickname is likely an impersonator.

You can also email me at ariadne -at- ariadne.space.

I also founded a community of like-minded folks that presently use Discord. Please read the rules before participating.

Finally, you can message me on Telegram.