Tim Chevalier

Tim Chevalier is a software engineer and programming language implementor currently living in San Francisco, California. He worked at Mozilla Research for several years, where he helped implement the Rust programming language, and currently works at Heroku. In his free time, he writes for the Geek Feminism blog and wields the banhammer on the Geek Feminism Wiki. He is a graduate of Wellesley College and UC Berkeley. Photo by Christine Chun.


Red, white and blue sticker that says 'I Like Eich'.

Killing the Messenger at Mozilla

Hero worship, “meritocracy” and the Eich crisis.

Screenshot of the section of the libuv pull request comments. In it, bnoordhuis comments: Sorry, not interested in trivial changes like that. User coderanger comments: +1 for merging this change. Alex, who opened the request, comments: I'm sorry to hear that. I don't really see why you wouldn't merge it if it's so trivial though. Surely making the library less hostile is worth a few seconds of our time to press the merge button?

Gendered Language: Feature or Bug in Software Documentation?

How open source enforces male domination through shaming and hostility.