Fabienne "fbz" Serrière (@fbz) is an American-French hardware hacker, reverse engineer and unix sysadmin (specialized in datacenter monitoring and storage clusters). For five years she open sourced hardware and software for vintage consumer knitting machines and recently crowdfunded a modern industrial knitting machine and started a company called KnitYak. She generates patterns using mathematical algorithms so no two items are the same. Some of her interests include ham radio (she is K7FP), vintage hardware, edible plant gardening, language learning (spoken and computer), and spaaaaaaace. She dreams of becoming an astronaut and living out her days on Mars.