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Current work position(s)#
DevOps Engineer at Magoware
UI/UX Developer and system administrator at Ura Design
- 5+ years of web development experience, with focus on performance and security/privacy
- Long experience in system administration and security deployments
- Experienced in both offensive and defensive teams (pentesting)
- Long time contributor and volunteer in open source projects
- Capable of working in a team, under pressure and tight deadlines
- Long experience in event organization
- Proficient with graphic design software: Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape etc.
- Public speaker in events related to open source, design, security and privacy
- Fluid speaker in more than 3 languages (Albanian, English, Italian etc)
- Listening to music (EDM, deep house, electronic, dubstep etc.) 🎵
- Reading about scientific topics 📖
- Casual photography 📷
- Travelling ✈️
- Biking 🚲
- Bachelor of Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Tirana — Faculty of Information Technology
Web Developer at Tahoe-LAFS
Tahoe-LAFS is a Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system. It distributes your data across multiple servers. Even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire file store continues to function correctly, preserving your privacy and security.
Mentor at Underexposed 2019
Underexposed is an annual convening designed to elevate tech issues that need attention and prioritization from the design and usability community.
Organizer of Open Source Design Summit 2018
Open Source Design Summit is an event dedicated to bringing designers and developers together to improve Design and Usability in Open Source.
Organizer of LibreOffice Conference 2018
LibOCon is the annual gathering of the LibreOffice community, in its 8th year. At LibOCon, LibreOffice users gather to network and meet key LibreOffice developers, designers, localizers, documenters, supporters and marketers, and to learn about the latest in LibreOffice development.
Organizer of Open Source Conference Albania
OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago.
Organizer of FOSSCAMP, Linux Weekend, Wiki Weekend and more
Speaker at Prishtina Open Source Festival
Held a workshop on phishing detection and password managers.
Speaker at ApacheCon Europe 2019
Gave a talk on the Usability Lab from OpenTechFund and how to receive design help for your project(s).
Speaker at LibOCon 2016, 2017 and 2019
2016 - Gave a talk on the difficulties of creating a community.
2017 - Gave a talk on why design is important in open source communites.
2019 - Gave a short talk on how to prepare professional looking presentations using Impress, Draw and Inkscape.
Speaker at Software Freedom Kosovo 2016 and 2019
2016 - Held a workshop on localizations for LibreOffice.
2019 - Held a workshop/talk on how to setup a secure and private system from scratch.
Speaker at FOSSCAMP 2017, Linux Weekend and Wiki Weekend Tirana 2016
FOSSCAMP - Held a workshop on the localization of LibreOffice and the creation of a dictionary in Albanian.
Linux Weekend - Held a workshop explaining the different Fedora Spins and how to install them.
Wiki Weekend - Gave a talk on MediaWiki.
Speaker at other various smaller local and international events
Participated at FOSDEM 2017, 2018, 2019
FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.
Participated at DOKU.TECH 2018, 2019
DOKU.TECH is an annual event bringing together individuals and tech talents with top-tier international future makers, executives, and thinkers. This conference explores and challenges the social implications of technological innovations through connectivity, content, masterclasses, workshops, and openness while inspiring youngsters by sharing knowledge and experiences.
Participated at Flock to Fedora 2018
Flock is the Fedora Project’s annual contributor-focused conference. It alternates between European and North American locations. The conference provides a venue for face to face meetings and conversations. It is also a place to celebrate our community.
Participated in other smaller local events
Member of Open Source Design
We are a community of designers and developers pushing more open design processes and improving the user experience and interface design of open source software.
We write articles, run a job board, put on events, provide resources, and present talks targeted at developers and designers interested in working and designing in Open Source.
Ambassador at the Fedora Project
The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform.
Ambassadors are the representatives of Fedora. Ambassadors ensure the public understand Fedora’s principles and the work that Fedora is doing. Additionally Ambassadors are responsible for helping to grow the contributor base, and to act as a liaison between other FLOSS projects and the Fedora community.
Member of Open Labs Hackerspace
Open Labs is a community which promotes free and open source technologies, open data, open technological standards, online privacy and powering public domain and alternative licenses of creative works such as Creative Commons.
Member of The Document Foundation
LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation.
Members – more formally known as the Board of Trustees – are a crucial part of The Document Foundation. They are people from across the globe who contribute time, effort and skills, whether on a voluntary or paid basis. Members can vote for the Board of Directors (aka BoD) and the Membership Committee (MC), and also nominate themselves for a position in the BoD and the MC.
Member of many open source projects - a full list of which you can find on my GitHub profile