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We are proud to welcome Máirín ‘Mo’ Duffy as a keynote speaker at Ohio LinuxFest 2017! She is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat as well as the team lead for Fedora’s community design team. A recipient of the 2016 O’Reilly Open Source Award, Máirín has over a decade of expertise in user experience and design in Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities. Her portfolio includes a wide range of designs for FLOSS including Mailman/Hyperkitty, Anaconda, numerous components of the Fedora project infrastructure, Spacewalk, virt-manager, the GNOME desktop, as well as other projects such as the SELinux and Container Coloring Books.

Máirín is a passionate advocate for software freedom, particularly in the creative domain. Her design workflow is 100% FLOSS, involving tools such as Inkscape, Gimp, and Scribus on top of Fedora Workstation, and she uses open formats and licensing for her design work. She’s also created and taught STEM classes in open source and design through a number of schools and community programs in the greater Boston area, and has had the privilege to mentor numerous Outreachy interns over the years.

Máirín has a dual bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electronic Media, Arts, & Communication as well as a master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she received a graduate fellowship.

We hope that you will be there to hear her insights about user experience and design and why these are important in FLOSS projects!