Patricia Aas has spoken at conferences on subjects ranging from Sandboxing in Chromium to Vulnerabilities in C++. She has a masters degree in Computer Science and 15 years professional experience as a programmer, most of that time programming in C++. During that time she has worked in codebases with a high focus on security: two browsers (Opera and Vivaldi) and embedded Cisco telepresence systems. Currently she works as a trainer and consultant for the company TurtleSec, which she co-founded, which specializes in the intersection of programming and security. As a side project she is trying to make an open source browser called TurtleBrowser.