Ashley is a former member of the Rust Core team. She is the founder of the Rust Foundation and served as its first executive director. She has served as a leader or member of the Rust crates.io, infrastructure, and community teams, WebAssembly working group, and the RustBridge and Increasing Rust's Reach programs. Ashley has been the original author and lead maintainer of many popular developer tools in the Rust ecosystem, from Cloudflare's wrangler, to wasm-pack, cargo-generate, and several others.
Previously, Ashley was a leader of the Node.js Community Committee, founded the NodeTogether educational initiative, and served as the first Individual Membership Director of the Node.js Foundation (now OpenJS Foundation). Ashley has worked at npm, Mozilla, and Cloudflare. Ashley studied Neuroscience and Philosophy and was originally a middle school science teacher in NYC.
She is currently working on a new developer tools startup called Axo.
November 4th, 2022 | 44 mins 47 secs
Ashley shares about her time at Node.js, Rust, and her new company Axo, and has suggestions for how open-source projects can get money to become successful in the long term