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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Sunday, August 19 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Who Cares it's Free? Practicing UX in Open Source

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Open source technology is now mainstream. Technologies large and small that impact people all over the world are powered by open source platforms, libraries, and backends. There’s an urgent problem, though: open source has become synonymous with shockingly poor user experience (UX), reducing its impact and adoption. In this talk, we'll discuss the imperative need for UX in making software freedom ubiquitous and accessible to all. You’ll learn what forces in open source development have lead to its UX challenges, tips for making design work in an open source context, and how to make your project and/or community a more welcoming place for designers in order to better attract them! Let's help people solve problems without becoming a product themselves, using open source.

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Máirín Duffy

Senior Principal Interaction Designer, Red Hat, Inc.
Máirín is a senior principal interaction designer at Red Hat. A recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award, Máirín has over 15 years of expertise in user experience and design working in upstream Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities. Her portfolio includes... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Metcalf Small Boston University, George Sherman Union Building