Mychaela is a nerd, an embedded software engineer and a technology freedom fighter. She started programming in assembly on an oddball Soviet PDP-11 clone when she was 8 y old, went through a period of DOS/x86 hacking in her teens, then fell in love with DEC VAX minicomputers and 1980s UNIX, and eventually found her niche doing system level and bare metal programming on various ARM, PowerPC, m68k and other embedded systems. Mychaela is currently the Mother of the FreeCalypso family of projects.