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About this WikiPage

This page manages Fedora-specific information about the GlitterGallery project, an ongoing effort by the Fedora design team to ease collaboration among FLOSS designers. For general information about the project itself, you can look at the extensive documentation on the project wiki[1].

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People Involved

  • Emily Dirsh (emily AT glittergallery DOT net)
  • Mo Duffy (duffy AT fedoraproject DOT org)
  • Rohit Paul Kuruvilla (rohitkuruvill AT yahoo DOT co DOT in)
  • Sarup Banskota (sarup AT glittergallery DOT net)

Brief History

One fine day, Máirín(Mo) wrote this blog post[2] about her idea of an open collaboration space for FLOSS designers world over. Soon enough, at a GNOME UX hackfest in London, a bunch of designers got together to discuss what would later become Design Hub. Emily and Mo came up with an early hacky concept and presented it at the Libre Graphics Meeting[3] 2012 in Vienna[4].

Sarup joined in 2013, Design Hub grew to GlitterGallery and went from idea to prototype. Sarup presented GlitterGallery's future, again at the 2014 edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting held in Leipzig[4]. The proposal is to make GlitterGallery's first beta available for Fedora's design team to test by mid-July 2014. In yet another significant happening, Rohit joined GlitterGallery as a GSoC student in 2014 and contributed to it's core.

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Google Summer of Code 2014

Under the Fedora project, we have two students working on GlitterGallery as part of the GSoC program for 2014.

Rohit Paul Kuruvilla

Web developer with a soft spot for Ruby on Rails.

Module Status Blog Post Relevant Links Remarks by Mentor

Sarup Banskota

20 year old Indian student; co-author and maintainer of the GlitterGallery project. Presently involved with GlitterGallery's overall product design.

Module Status Blog Post Relevant Links Remarks by Mentor
Warm Up Ongoing pending pending pending

Google Summer of Code 2013

Most of the initial work on GlitterGallery happened through the GSoC program for 2013.

Talks & Coverage

Over time, GlitterGallery has been discussed at various events where other Fedora folk have been present.

Contributor Event Location Type of coverage Relevant Links
Emily Dirsh, Máirín Duffy Libre Graphics Meeting 2012 Vienna Talk Video
Sarup Banskota FOSSASIA 2014 Phnom Penh Talk slides
Sarup Banskota Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 Leipzig Talk Video, slides, commonsmachinery, shuttleworthfoundation, lwn

Fedora Design Team Installation

A link to a working deployment will be always available on the GlitterGallery README[6]. The install used by the Fedora design team will be made available here by 20 July 2014.

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We have weekly meetings every Wednesday on #glittergallery at Freenode.


Like/hate anything in particular? Just ping one of us and we'll follow up!

  • Sarup: sarup AT glittergallery DOT net
  • Emily: emily AT glittergallery DOT net
  • Rohit: rohitkuruvilla AT yahoo DOT co DOT in

Further links

[1] - Wiki:

[2] - Mo's blog -

[3] - LGM Wikipedia -

[4] - LGM 2012, Vienna -

[5] - LGM 2014, Leipzig -

[6] - README -