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

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: