Abby Fichtner is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist and author of The Hacker Chick Blog
She's been developing custom software applications, wearing every hat imaginable, since 1994. Although, technically, she got her start at the age of 8 when her father brought home an Atari 800. In the evenings, they would sit together and type in the machine code from the Atari magazines – because that was the way serious geeks got their computer games!
Today, she works for Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist to the startup community - helping them to create the next generation of software.