Florencia Herra Vega

Florencia Herra Vega is a backend developer who loves trying to break down and explain complex technical problems. As the CTO of Peerio, she wrangles distributed systems, distributed teams, and trying to make end-to-end encryption usable to humans.

In addition to her career as a developer, she has also spent the past decade running popular education programs on topics ranging from sexual health to introductions to coding. She likes to take a harm reduction approach to digital security.

Florencia was born in Costa Rica and lives in Montreal. When not in front of a computer, she enjoys cooking, the writing of Octavia Butler and Ursula K. LeGuin, and lifting weights.