Introductions (come in, say hi)

Hi @BekkiDoes
… like @ei8fdb I’m a bit late :slight_smile:
Hope you enjoy the community. I am a design researcher, too. GDS and BBC sounds both pretty interesting!


My name is Aslan. I’m a design technologist with a focus in civic tech and an interest in Open Source. I’ve been working with a couple of non-profits here in Austin Texas and I’m trying to implement my design process in an open source way. Really excited to see that this community exists! I hope to become an active part of this community :smile:


Hey Guys!!
I’m Siddique. I’m a UX/UI Designer at MaidSafe ( Open Source Organisation ). I always wanted to contribute to open source projects, but as a designer I couldn’t able to do any. Hope I’ll contribute from here.

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Hi everyone! :tada:
I’m a Digital Designer from Portugal, currently working at an Open Source company and landing here after listening to @Erioldoesdesign talk at #DesignMatters Conference last week! :flight_departure:

Interested in contributing to design open source global archive and transparent positive community!
Looking for collaboration (part time) with social/human/animal/planet/life centric projects.
Thank you all for believing in more and better :smiley:


hello @MohSid,
hello @isamarnovais

Glad to have you here. I am Jan, a user researcher at Wikimedia and one of the admins of this discourse forum. Here are some things you can do to get started:


Welcome both!

We actually have one of our monthly meetings is happening tomorrow at 18.00 CEST Monthly Open Source Design call

I might be travelling at that time but you’re welcome to join and chat with us :slight_smile:


Hi All

I am Ayeshmantha perera. Would love to involve in the community to work with you all.I already participate in few opensource organizations as well


@Ayesh Hi there! Welcome :slight_smile:

I’d love to hear what oss you already contribute to :smiley:

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Hi @Erioldoesdesign

I contribute to Apache (PMC), OpenMRS and Nimble open source organizations. Actively participating in contribution.

GitHub Ayesh


Hi my name I am Raghavendra Kamath (raghukamath). I am a freelance Illustrator and designer from India. I mainly use Krita and Inkscape and a bit of GIMP to do my work.

I am excited and would love to be part of this community. Thanks for making this place.


Hi good folks!

I’m Agrata Patel, a digital product designer and senior at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, where I study a mix of Human Computer Interaction, User Research, Business Management and Visual Communication. Previously I have been at Samsung working in Augmented and Virtual Reality.

I contributed in Open source for a month in Fedora about 3 years back but then stopped because I couldn’t understand how to communicate in IRC and attend remote meetings. Seems silly, I know. But now that I have grown more understanding, I believe I can be of great help in open source community, one commit at a time.

If you want to know more about my work, here’s my portfolio: Please feel free to reach out, mail me, or hit me up on social media. Really, anything works!


Hi @agrata, hi @raghukamath,

great to have you with us.

Well, IRC has not the best usability. It is a tool where you type your password in the same place where the rest of the communication goes :grimacing:

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hi everyone!
I’m @macruzbar here, on Github and on wikipedia. On twitter, you can find me as @marianarra_
I’ve been in open source since 2013, when I started working for Wikimedia (the social movement behind Wikipedia). I now work for Google in their open source strategy team.
Working as a communication strategist, I often found myself looking for open source resources to complete design requirements, like creating infographics, or other visual support materials. I’m really excited that this network exists! I’d love to contribute all I have learned about designing in the open source world, and also learn from you all.


Welcome @macruzbar! Great to have you here.

Good to hear, if you’ve used any resources that aren’t in our resources section please feel free to add.

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Hi, I’m Shaun. I’m a Front-end developer, in Perth Australia.

I stumbled upon this forum, and community just browsing through github, would like to learn more, also this link doesn’t seem to be working anymore


Wow, there’s a lot of new introductions here since the last time I checked here. (My bad).

Welcome everybody!

Now might be a good time to mention that our call for proposals for the Open Source Design devroom at FOSDEM in Brussels in 1st February is open.

If you have a talk about design in open source, an idea for a talk then submit it!

You can find out all the details on the CFP:

If you’ve got questions, let us know in the FOSDEM 2020 Open Source Design organisation thread.



I’m Pauline Léon, a member of a french informal collective, Tricoteuses (see also the introduction in the forum) working on free software and open data related to digital democracy. It started about a year ago but only recently created a UX team.

Our first task is to create a sensible user experience for the developers using the data sets published by tricoteuses. Although the web site already exists, it has no users. We started with intercept interviews (which is largely copy/pasted from @ei8fdb work on SecureDrop) with developers working with data sets to better understand them. The transcript of first interview was published and another should be published today.

As you will see if you visit the web site, most of the work and dialogue are in French, which is the primary reason why I did not post a message on this forum sooner. Although all participants of Tricoteuses can read and write English, most topics contain so many french words that it would require non-trivial translations. We felt it would create more confusion than clarity. And even if we manage to always get perfect translations, the data sets published by the French government are not in English and it would not make sense to translate them.

Despite this language barrier, I hope we can have interactions with the members of OSD and get advice on how to effectively leverage the UX methods within our project.


P.S. If you’re interested to know more about the name of the collective:


Hello everybody
I am Arivle, a freelance graphic design from Indonesia. Glad can find the community full of FLOSS designers all around the world. I knew this community from @jan , so, thank you very much.

I used to design caricature and any vector design. In Indonesia, I joined Gimpscape, a community of designers who using FLOSS (inkscape, krita, gimp, kdenlive). From the community, I started to learn to contribute to the open source event. GNOME Asia Summit 2019 in Gresik Indonesia was a great experience for me.

Very glad to know if you are want to invite me to make a collaboration work


Hi @paulineleon

Thanks for introducing yourself and the tricoteuses group, and for doing your design research in the open. This is fantastic to see :slight_smile:

I would be really interested in hearing more about it: why did you decide to do research with users, how are you going about it, the challenges you are facing, and how could other design researchers contribute to the process.

Would you consider submitting a presentation proposal to the Open Source Design devroom at FOSDEM to tell us all about it?

More details here

And if you have any questions about submitting to the devroom, please get in touch with me, @ei8fdb or @amit.lzkpa

Thanks!! :slight_smile:


Hi everybody !

My name is Julien Paris, I’m french, and I’m a developper (fullstack to say it briefly). I developped, a sort of an open source CMS for datavizualisation.

I am a self-taught developper, I have a degree of architect, I did research abroad in social sciences, but I found coding funnier. I love data, dataviz, UX, UI, APIs, open source, and open data of course.

I’m part of a little collective called co-demos :, and my source codes are also here :

I code mostly in Python and Javascript, and I tend to use/abuse of Flask, Pandas, MongoDB, Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Flask RestPlus, and recently working on a project using FastAPI (Python) and ElasticSearch (for big data)…

I would like to find people interested in open source tools for open data’s datavisualization and valorization to work with, in Paris or remotely :slight_smile: