Jason McIntosh is president and co-founder of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, a charitable non-profit dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the technologies and services that enable IF. He’s worked with open-source software for nearly two decades. Notable FLOSS work includes Volity, an experimental open platform for online strategy games, and Plerd, a modern minimalist blogging engine. He also manages two open-source projects within the sphere of interactive fiction: his award-winning game “The Warbler’s Nest”, first published in 2010, as well as the annual Interactive Fiction Competition, a long-running international contest for new, non-commercial IF work that Jason has organized since 2014. For a day job, he works as a freelance software consultant, creating and maintaining web-based applications for clients using open-source languages and technologies like Perl and Linux.