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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.
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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.  
[http://glittergallery-ropaku.rhcloud.com Try GlitteryGallery]!
 
  
You'll find me blogging at [http://sarupbanskota.github.io http://sarupbanskota.github.io]. Contact information on the [http://sarupbanskota.github.io/about.html about page]. If you're trying to locate my older blog posts, some of them are still available at [http://thirstyforcola.wordpress.com thirstyforcola].
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Forte:  
  
This page isn't up to date. I'm working on a portfolio website, until then you can refer these for stuff that will show on it:
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* Wireframing products that are in a “confused” state
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* Writing good HTML/CSS - I do vanilla Sass + media queries as much as I do Twitter Bootstrap
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* Writing jQuery to help with interactions
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* Clean website landing pages
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* Responsive HTML emails
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* Visualizing your data with interactive charts
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* Mobile first front end, which is snappy and feels clean
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* Reasonably complex backend for an admin module perhaps, with Rails
  
* http://sarupbanskota.github.io/peanuts/fudcon/
 
* http://sarupbanskota.github.io/peanuts/coffee/
 
* http://sarupbanskota.github.io/peanuts/notebook
 
  
== Presence in Fedora ==
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== Presence within 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.
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Involved with the Fedora Project since 2013. Over the years, been helping out in multiple ways:
  
* 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 [https://github.com/glittergallery/GlitterGallery/blob/master/README.markdown on GitHub], [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/GlitterGallery Fedora Wiki] or [https://github.com/glittergallery/GlitterGallery/wiki/Get-Involved! help us deliver faster].
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'''Design Team'''
* 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 [https://github.com/glittergallery/GlitterGallery/issues/51 discussion on GitHub].
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* I'm mentoring two students and working on creating a better experience for folks to get onboarded onto the Fedora Project. [https://sarupbanskota.github.io/fedora/2014/11/13/fedora-join-developments.html Read about it] or watch my [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HYYv0QpjPY talk from Flock 2014] that sparked it.
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* Co-authored [http://glittergallery.net GlitterGallery], a collaboration tool for open source designers.
* 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]
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* Along with Suchakra, led the redesign of the Ask Fedora Project
* 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.
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* Conducted front-end best practices workshops at local conferences
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'''Ambassadors Team'''
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* While in college, led the Fedora community, working towards attracting more Fedora users, and introducing potential contributors to starting points
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* 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
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* As Ambassador for the Asia Pacific region, helped with budget planning and conducted technical workshops at South East Asian universities and conference environments
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'''Mentoring'''
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* Mentored Kalpani Anuradha over Google Summer of Code 2015 to work on the Ask Fedora redesign project
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* Mentored Aditya Prakash over Google Summer of Code 2015 to work on the GlitterGallery project
  
 
== Presence Otherwise ==  
 
== Presence Otherwise ==  
  
I hang out in several communities and try to help where I can.
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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 [http://fossography-banas.rhcloud.com/ current progress].  
 
* I'm currently doing the web/infra work for Fossography, the most awesome conference for FLOSS designers to participate. Look at the [http://fossography-banas.rhcloud.com/ current progress].  
* I help run the University [http://techknowlogy.github.io/ tech{know}logy club], in several ways:  
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* I used to help run the University [http://techknowlogy.github.io/ tech{know}logy club], in several ways:  
 
** Posters [TODO upload on GG]
 
** Posters [TODO upload on GG]
 
** Sessions I've helped happen:  
 
** Sessions I've helped happen:  
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*** Freshers Induction Program 2014 (remotely).  
 
*** Freshers Induction Program 2014 (remotely).  
 
** I've mentored several students in the past with FOSSy stuff, some of who have ended up on boarding various FOSS communities. Currently, I'm focusing on getting more girl students to participate in FOSS communities, through direct mentoring.
 
** I've mentored several students in the past with FOSSy stuff, some of who have ended up on boarding various FOSS communities. Currently, I'm focusing on getting more girl students to participate in FOSS communities, through direct mentoring.
* I've attended several Ruby India community meetups and conferences as an Opportunity Scholar, and even did a [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/do-you-haz-the-grit Grit workshop] in Mysore.
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* I hang out at Indian Ruby community meetups and conferences and occasionally do [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/do-you-haz-the-grit Grit workshops].
  
 
== Talks ==  
 
== Talks ==  
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:
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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:
  
 
* Tech{know}logy Meet, Coimbatore: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/using-open-source-software-to-uncover-extra-terrestrials Using open source software to uncover extra terrestrials]
 
* Tech{know}logy Meet, Coimbatore: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/using-open-source-software-to-uncover-extra-terrestrials Using open source software to uncover extra terrestrials]
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* Mysore Ruby meetup 2014, Mysore: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/do-you-haz-the-grit Do you haz the grit?]
 
* Mysore Ruby meetup 2014, Mysore: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/do-you-haz-the-grit Do you haz the grit?]
 
* FOSSASIA 2014, Phnom Penh: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-fossasia-1 Getting started with FOSS techniques]
 
* FOSSASIA 2014, Phnom Penh: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-fossasia-1 Getting started with FOSS techniques]
* FOSSASIA 2014, Cambodia: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-fossasia Bringing GlitterGallery into Fedora]
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* FOSSASIA 2014, Phnom Penh: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-fossasia Bringing GlitterGallery into Fedora]
 
* The Goa Project 2014, Goa: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-tgp Tapping designer thought process]
 
* The Goa Project 2014, Goa: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-tgp Tapping designer thought process]
 
* Libre Graphics Meeting 2014, Leipzig: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/helloworld-33181550 Taking the designer's office online]
 
* Libre Graphics Meeting 2014, Leipzig: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/helloworld-33181550 Taking the designer's office online]
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* Software Freedom Day 2014, Hanoi: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-fossasia-1 FOSS 101] and other resources
 
* Software Freedom Day 2014, Hanoi: [http://www.slideshare.net/sarupbanskota/sarup-fossasia-1 FOSS 101] and other resources
 
* Debutsav 2014 , Amritapuri: [https://gnokii.fedorapeople.org/talks/character_slide_en.svg#1_0 Contributing to Fedora]
 
* Debutsav 2014 , Amritapuri: [https://gnokii.fedorapeople.org/talks/character_slide_en.svg#1_0 Contributing to Fedora]
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* FUDCon 2015, Pune: Version Control, you Git
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* FUDCon 2015, Pune: Development done responsively (FTW)

Latest revision as of 08:30, 26 September 2015

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


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.

Forte:

  • 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

Mentoring

  • 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.

Talks

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: