Calico Goodrich is a true renaissance woman and a hacker at heart, who has spent her entire life flying in the face of conventional wisdom.

Her checkered past includes a stint in the U.S. Navy, bagel-slinging, spice-mongering, and many years as a performer and dance teacher before becoming a software developer. Last year she quit her fancy programming job because she was sick of working for the man.

She has a B.A. in Romance Lingustics, which allows her to win every grammar argument on the internet. At parties she gets drunk and diagrams sentences. She recently received her Masters in Jurisprudence from the University of Washington, where she focused on civil rights and racial justice.

Calico lives in Seattle, and can never leave the Pacific Northwest because she is a rare species of mushroom.

She drinks several cups of tea a day.