Episode 33

Hosts Talk: 2022 Wrap, and Looking Towards 2023


October 11th, 2022

39 mins 20 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode


Richard Littauer | Eriol Fox | Memo Esparza | Georgia Bullen

Show Notes

Hello and welcome to Sustain Open Source Design! The podcast where we talk about sustaining open source with design. Learn how we, as designers, interface with open source in a sustainable way, how we integrate into different communities, and how we as coders, work with other designers. On today’s episode, we wanted to have a reintroduction to us as a group and find out what’s going on with us and what we’re all doing these days since we don’t get to talk very much. Also, this is the last podcast of the 2022 season, and it’s truly been an exciting one for us. So, on this last episode, we’re going to talk a little bit about some past things we discussed before, current events of the day, stuff we’re working on, and then we’ll discuss some cool things we would like to happen on this podcast for the 2023 season which is only a few months away. Go ahead and download this episode now to find out more!

[00:03:34] Each panelist shares things they’ve been thinking about lately to do with Open Source Design, things they’ve been working on a personal level around open source and their design efforts. Eriol starts by telling us what they’ve been doing to help out the Open Source Design Community with internships, fellowships, and supporting the mentoring process.

[00:09:22] Eriol talks about the challenges they’ve had, ways people could help out, and where people can follow along.

[00:12:20] Richard tells us his story, what he’s doing with Open Source Collective, and how he’s figuring out how to help open source projects to spend the money they got.

[00:16:31] Georgia brings up topics for the future and talks about community development that is a design process, and how she thinks about what we could do more of is to take a challenge like Eriol talked about with designing an internship program and to make it a collaborative thinking space by talking with other people.

[00:17:39] We find out what Memo is up to with his work, growing the design team at Open Collective, things he’s focusing on, and ideas with what he would like to see happen on the podcast next season.

[00:20:50] Memo tells us some other cool stuff he’s working on.

[00:23:58] Georgia brings up having future conversations to have about what it takes to serve the design industry with tools.

[00:26:11] Memo shares his thoughts about expanding our circles further, and Georgia fills us in on everything that’s going on in her world at Simply Secure.

[00:36:05] Find out where you can reach out to the discourse, podcast, and panelists to find out more and if you are interested in talking to us about ideas for this podcast.