BioJoana is a software developer, data scientist and strategist in the field of geospatial information and technologies. She has worked in different environments, ranging from academia to industry, and has always advocated for FOSS in general, and FOSS4G in particular. When working at the United Nations, she led the migration of a code base, from proprietary technologies to FOSS, and refactored the FAO GIS course, to take advantage of FOSS4G. Joana uses a myriad of FOSS4G technologies on her daily work and during her free time, and has occasionally contributed to projects such as QGIS, or GeoNetwork. She joined the local chapters of the countries where she lived (e.g.: UK, Spain) and currently she is serving as a board member at the Portuguese Local chapter.