Dr. Ann Barcomb is a Post-doc at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-N├╝rnberg. She received her PhD in computer science (software engineering) in 2019 from the University of Limerick.

Before pursuing her degree, Barcomb worked as a software developer in the Netherlands. Throughout her career, Barcomb has been active in open source, in particular the Perl community, where she has been involved in organizing practitioner conferences and hackathons, presenting at practitioner conferences, writing for O'Reilly's OnLamp, and serving on the board of the YAPC::Europe Foundation.