BioCarmen finished her studies in geography where she learned about spatial data and the matching software. While always keeping these in mind, she is a passionate geographer and likes every chapter of it and also loves traveling the world. After teaching remote sensing to other students and writing her bachelor thesis about a german spatial data exchange format, she started working for a company using and creating OSGeo software. One of these is actinia, to which Carmen actively contributes. She is an open source devotee and was very happy to take part in the FOSS4G 2016 organization team for Bonn.