Shelley Powers is an American author, web developer and technology architect. She works with and writes about open source, LAMP technologies and web service development, CSS/XHTML design, web graphics and the use of these technologies in the semantic web.
For her work as an author and her long-running tech weblog Burningbird, Powers was called "one of the more visible women in technology" by Virginia DeBolt of BlogHer in 2008. She has been an advocate for women in computing. She told the BlogHer interviewer, "Women are making great strides in every field of science and technology, except computers and engineering. Our numbers are decreasing every year -- a fact that should alarm not only women, but men."