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Sarup Banskota
Sarup Banskota
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Involvement Master Editor Senior Editor Junior Editor Associate Editor Let Me Introduce Myself FOSSASIA 2014 Attendee Baby Badger FOSSASIA 2014 Speaker Summer Coder Speak Up! Pixel Ninja Paranoid Panda Junior Badger (Badger I) White Rabbit Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Secretary General Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Don't Call it a Comeback Egg Flock 2014 Speaker Ambassador SFD Organizer Party Pirate Flock 2014 Attendee Nuancier 21 Chief Editor Design Ninja Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Crypto Badger FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Let's have a party (Fedora 21) Grandmaster Editor FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Nuancier (F22) Mugshot Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Embryo Origin Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Tadpole Top 500 Tadpole with Legs Froglet Adult Frog

I'm a 20 year old student from India, excited about FLOSS tools, people and events. Oh, and I especially love FLOSS designers, so I'm trying to be of help. Try GlitteryGallery!

You'll find me blogging at Contact information on the about page. If you're trying to locate my older blog posts, some of them are still available at thirstyforcola.

Presence in Fedora

I've been involved with the Fedora project for almost two years now. I'm part of the design team, mostly directing my efforts towards GlitterGallery. I'm also Fedora Ambassador for the Asia Pacific region. I was a Google Summer of Code student in 2013 & 2014, and look forward to mentoring in the upcoming years.

  • I've co-authored GlitterGallery for the Fedora design team. v0.1 is out, though we're still shaky with getting it adopted. Read about it on GitHub, Fedora Wiki or help us deliver faster.
  • I'm working on extracting the nice bits from GlitterGallery, and inventing nicer bits to create a front-end framework/kit called Embrace. Read the discussion on GitHub.
  • I'm mentoring two students and working on creating a better experience for folks to get onboarded onto the Fedora Project. Read about it: [TODO blog post, expected Nov 9, 2014]. Watch my talk from Flock 2014 that sparked it.
  • I'm mentoring two students and working on creating a platform for folks to store their Fedora work history. Read about it: [TODO blog post, expected Nov 12, 2014]
  • As an ambassador, I'm constantly helping bring new folks to the community, although I have to admit I'm biased towards bringing involvement to the design team and GlitterGallery.

Presence Otherwise

I hang out in several communities and try to help where I can.

  • I'm currently doing the web/infra work for Fossography, the most awesome conference for FLOSS designers to participate. Look at the current progress.
  • I help run the University tech{know}logy club, in several ways:
  • I've attended several Ruby India community meetups and conferences as an Opportunity Scholar, and even did a Grit workshop in Mysore.


Very often, I speak at conferences, do workshops and mentor students around FOSS, the Fedora community, Ruby on Rails and Designing for the web. Here's the interesting bunch from 2014, along with links to resources where applicable: