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

I’m a nomadic web developer specialized in writing semantic markup and clean stylesheets. I have 2.5 years of experience working with Responsive Web Design, typically on Ruby on Rails projects.

I can help you with the following:

  • Wireframing products that are in a “confused” state
  • Writing good HTML/CSS - I use Sass/Compass as much as I do Twitter Bootstrap
  • Clean website landing pages
  • Responsive HTML emails
  • Visualizing your data with interactive charts
  • Mobile first front end, which is snappy and feels clean
  • Reasonably complex backend for an admin module perhaps, with Rails

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 or 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 20, 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: