Name: Rebecca Cran
Title/Job Description: Firmware Developer
Location/Country: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
First AArch64 device: SoftIron Overdrive 1000 (maybe!)
Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/bexcran
Other Social Media: @BexCran@octodon.social
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I’ve been interested in low-level software for computers since around 1997 when at age 16 I got my first PC. I learned enough x86 assembly to set up the GDT and IDT and switch into 32-bit Protected Mode.
Since then I’ve become a firmware developer, initially as a side project when I decided to read the UEFI Specification and improve my company’s UEFI PCIe OptROM driver. I’m now a maintainer of part of the open-source EDK2 project, and have a growing collection of ARM64 machines I’ve acquired over the years.
I have an Ampere Dev Kit ordered, and it’s due to ship next week. I’m hoping to use it to both work on the EDK2 code for it, and use it to improve FreeBSD’s AArch64 port, including the Bhyve hypervisor.