Sustain Open Source Design
Eriol Fox has hosted 24 episodes.
Eriol has been working as a Designer for 10 years working in for-profits and then moving into NGO's and open source software organisations, working on complex problems like sustainable food systems, peacebuilding and crisis response technology. Eriol now works at Open Food Network and is part of the core team at Open Source Design and Human Rights Centred Design working group and is working towards a Comp Sci Phd at Newcastle university researching how designers are involved in humanitarian focussed OSS.
Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns. Their non-work time is spent playing video games, table top rpg's, gardening and reading.
Peace Ojemeh (Perrie)
Peace Ojemeh (Perrie) has hosted 5 episodes.
I am a product designer living in Nigeria. I help organisations & communities design, maintain & improve the quality of their products, to match the needs of their target audience. I am currently consulting with the African Union, the International Telecommunication Union, and UN Women to bring more women into technology. Also, building a diverse community and leading the design team at Open Source Community Africa, a movement that promotes and educates everything open source within Africa.
Memo Esparza has hosted 24 episodes.
Memo Esparza is a product designer with a degree from Universidad de Guadalajara and Politècnico di Milano.
He is currently focusing on making design accessible for more people by working on open design frameworks where designers and non-designers can collaborate and learn together. He has led and played a key role in projects in Milan, Barcelona, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Dubai, Australia, and Hong Kong that includes organizations like FabLab Milano, RISE conf. (the most important tech event for startups in Asia), MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and The Varkey Foundation.
Memo is currently Head of Design at opencollective.com and co-founder of a design strategy firm called tafka.mx.
Richard Littauer has hosted 30 episodes.
All around entrepreneur, developer, birder, nomad, poet, sailor, linguist, writer, and runner. Always making new projects, always iterating on the old ones. I help facilitate the Sustain working groups, produce and host this and the Sustain podcasts, fund-raise for the OSI, manage the community and run the OSPO++ network, and run a small consultancy doing open source strategy and community maintenance. I founded The User Is Drunk and The User Is My Mom, two UX teardown businesses.
Georgia Bullen has hosted 8 episodes.
Georgia Bullen is the Executive Director of Simply Secure. As a strong advocate for usable security and privacy, open data practices, transparency and ethics, and she is deeply engaged in the global open internet fight. She has been involved long-term in the internet health movement. She’s very passionate about issues like privacy, security, net neutrality and community engagement to ensure equitable access to technology. Georgia leverages this passion to support a breadth of projects with management, visualization, usability, architecture and design bringing a background in human-centered design, urban planning and software development. She’s an advocate for women in technology, and works to connect people to raise the profile of their work, and make the whole bigger than the sum of its parts.
Django Skorupa has hosted 13 episodes.
Django recently graduated as an Industrial Designer and is now working as a UI/UX designer for the Open@RIT Academic OSPO. Though much of his education has been in Industrial Design, ie: traditional ergonomic/physical product design, the design research, project coordination, and problem solving sections of the design process have always been his favorites. After he got introduced to the content development field during the initial months of lockdown, moving into the UI/UX sector post graduation seemed almost inevitable.
Victory Brown has hosted 2 episodes.
Victory Brown has worked in the Technology space for over three years and is an expert in user experience research. Her involvement in open-source projects includes the Linux foundation public health community, the open-source design community, CHAOSSBadging, RestQA, etc.
Victory Brown is a founder and trainer for Dezignhers, a design community for women offering support, training, and mentorship. She is a member of the diversity, inclusion, and equity community on the IEEE SA Open community. She is involved with open-source diversity initiatives and SustainOSS. Contributions she has made to open-source include international speaking conferences as well as open-source event organizations. You can find them at events like, FOSDEM, GUADEC, Linux Summit and DrupalCon. In addition, she serves on the DrupalCon Prague 22 advisory board.
Justin W. Flory
Justin W. Flory has hosted 4 episodes.
Justin W. Flory is a creative maker. He is best-known as an open source contributor based in the United States. Since he was 14, Justin has participated in numerous open source communities and led different initiatives to build sustainable software and communities.
Starting in June 2020, Justin joined the UNICEF Office of Innovation as a full-time Open Source Technical Advisor. In this role, he supports the UNICEF Innovation Fund and other open source activities within the Office of Innovation. He provides support service and mentorship to cohorts of diverse start-up companies and teams hailing from five continents. At the Innovation Fund, Justin provides hands-on technical mentorship, support services, metrics assessments, and sustainable design for scaling open source communities.
Kelsey Smith has hosted 1 episode.
Kelsey’s design practice is informed by a background in art, business, and teaching, as well as her time living in Kenya, Korea, Spain, and now Germany. Since starting at Simply Secure in 2020, Kelsey has drawn on these experiences to inform her work exploring institutional trust with data collection, simplifying digital security practices, and serving diverse communities through participatory user research. Kelsey’s toolkit as a UX designer encompasses information architecture, wireframing, workshop facilitation, need-finding research, usability testing, interactive prototyping, and user interface design. Her work has ranged from browser extensions protecting against phishing to tools that help human rights defenders safeguard their security. In her time with Simply Secure, she has worked with organizations such as Amnesty International and Mozilla. A native of Michigan, she has called Berlin home since 2018.