Hello, world!

I’m Alessandra Sierra, and this is my website. It’s a bit of a work in progress, as am I.

I am a transgender woman, using she/her pronouns.

Naming is hard …

You may have known me in the past as Stuart Sierra.

Many transgender people feel antipathy toward their deadname and do not like to hear it used, which I respect.

Speaking only for myself, however, I find myself in the ambivalent position of having spent years building a career under a name I no longer use.

I do not want to erase everything I did as Stuart, and doing so would be nearly impossible anyway. So I have decided to leave most things as they are:

  1. stuartsierra.com will remain as a static archive.
  2. github.com/stuartsierra is now a GitHub organization with all my old repositories.
  3. My Component library will remain com.stuartsierra.component. Likewise for other libraries published under com.stuartsierra.

That’s good enough for me, for now. I reserve the right to change my mind in the future. :)

As for the future …

Just like it’s never too late to come out, it’s never too late to invent a pithy online handle. I have chosen Lambda/Sierra.

Henceforth, you can find me at:

Thank you, and hello!