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Sarup Banskota
Sarup Banskota
Personal Information
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Home: India
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: sarupbanskota
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail: sbanskota08 [at] gmail (dot) com
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IRC: banas on in
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Badges (47)
Involvement Master Editor Senior Editor Junior Editor Associate Editor Let Me Introduce Myself Speak Up! Baby Badger Paranoid Panda Junior Badger (Badger I) FOSSASIA 2014 Speaker Egg Ambassador Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Crypto Badger FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Grandmaster Editor Let's have a party (Fedora 21) Mugshot Embryo Origin Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Froglet Don't Call it a Comeback Nuancier 21 Chief Editor FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Nuancier (F22) Pixel Ninja Summer Coder FOSSASIA 2014 Attendee White Rabbit Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Secretary General Flock 2014 Speaker Party Pirate Flock 2014 Attendee SFD Organizer Design Ninja Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Tadpole Top 500 Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Tadpole with Legs Adult Frog

Nomadic web developer specialized in writing semantic markup and clean stylesheets. 2.5 years of experience working with the latest in responsive web design, typically on Ruby on Rails projects.


  • Wireframing products that are in a “confused” state
  • Writing good HTML/CSS - I do vanilla Sass + media queries as much as I do Twitter Bootstrap
  • Writing jQuery to help with interactions
  • 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 within Fedora

Involved with the Fedora Project since 2013. Over the years, been helping out in multiple ways:

Design Team

  • Co-authored GlitterGallery, a collaboration tool for open source designers.
  • Along with Suchakra, led the redesign of the Ask Fedora Project
  • Conducted front-end best practices workshops at local conferences

Ambassadors Team

  • While in college, led the Fedora community, working towards attracting more Fedora users, and introducing potential contributors to starting points
  • On a regional level, conducted installfests and workshops on a variety of topics ranging from generic FOSS introduction, version control, web development in Indian universities
  • As Ambassador for the Asia Pacific region, helped with budget planning and conducted technical workshops at South East Asian universities and conference environments


  • Mentored Kalpani Anuradha over Google Summer of Code 2015 to work on the Ask Fedora redesign project
  • Mentored Aditya Prakash over Google Summer of Code 2015 to work on the GlitterGallery project

Presence Otherwise

I hang out in other community circles 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 used to help run the University tech{know}logy club, in several ways:
  • I hang out at Indian Ruby community meetups and conferences and occasionally do Grit workshops.


Very often, I speak at conferences, do workshops and mentor students around FOSS, the Fedora community, Ruby on Rails and designing responsively on the web. This has become an unwieldy list, so it's going largely unmaintained: