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Join the geeks: why designers should contribute to free and open source software

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The Yocto Project is a set of tools to build customised versions of Linux for embedded products. What do you say? That you haven't understood a single word of that? Oh, don't worry: that means that …

The Yocto Project is a set of tools to build customised versions of Linux for embedded products. What do you say? That you haven't understood a single word of that? Oh, don't worry: that means that you are a normal HCI person. The Yocto Project is the most unlikely place on earth to find a designer of any kind, and yet, there is design life there. Why?

Come to hear how I got hooked to free and open source software in general, to the Yocto Project in particular, and most importantly, why free and open source software needs you, and why you should contribute to it. Join the geeks!

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  • 1. Join the geeks Why designers should contribute to FOSS
  • 2. Netcraft - http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/05/03/may-2013-web-server-survey.html
  • 3. 35.43% 7.15% 5.83% 3.91% 3.88% StatCounter - http://gs.statcounter.com/#all-browser-ww-monthly-201303-201403-bar 72.03% 15.83%
  • 4. Open source software has already won Alex “Skud” Bayley at Guadec 2012
  • 5. Android Blackberry FirefoxOS iOS Sailfish Tizen Ubuntu Touch WebOS Windows Phone
  • 6. Android Blackberry FirefoxOS iOS Sailfish Tizen Ubuntu Touch WebOS Windows Phone (2011) (2011) (2011) (2011)
  • 7. FOSS
  • 8. peer review
  • 9. all FOSS software is ugly
  • 10. there are no designers in FOSS
  • 11. there are no designers in FOSS
  • 12. there are no designers in FOSS t < enough
  • 13. FOSS developers hate designers
  • 14. The OSS community (...) welcomed the usability specialists like all those who were willing to contribute in some way (...). There was no previous usability specialist involvement with this community. Open Source and HCI Philosophies in Open Source Projects - Incompatible or Co-Existent?, M. Rajanen, N. Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland, 2013
  • 15. The developers expressed that they would readily welcome any further usability help and especially (...) by having a usability specialist as a close- knit part of their team Open Source and HCI Philosophies in Open Source Projects - Incompatible or Co-Existent?, M. Rajanen, N. Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland, 2013
  • 16. FOSS is all really technical stuff
  • 17. Work with ‘yes’ developers
  • 18. Solve real problems
  • 19. Learn
  • 20. FLOSS: Survey and Study http://www.flossproject.org/report/Final4.htm#_Toc13908324
  • 21. Be part of an amazing community
  • 22. and now, what?
  • 23. Join the geeks
  • 24. slide 1: Untitled by Mariana Rojas licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 slide 2: Your presenter’s Tux soft toy, shot at home with her Jolla phone slide 3: linux_inside by Adriano Gasparri licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 slide 3: android by Saad Irfan licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 slide 9: TheMousesTale-Original.svg from the Wikimedia Commons (copyright expired) slide 11: Myth by (OvO) licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 slide 41: The Beauty of Old Age by Vinoth Chandar licensed under CC BY 2.0 Font: Lato - http://www.latofonts.com/ I am @belenpena on Twitter or reach me by e-mail on belenbarrospena@gmail.com Credits

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