Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Our Open Source Design collective

and group photo

For everyone who doesn’t know what exactly we do, this is a short intro to our collective: We work to raise the profile of good design in open source software, and connect developers & designers to make it happen.

We run an Open Source Design community forum, organize design tracks at well-known events like FOSDEM (hello ;), FOSSASIA and OpenTechSummit, have a job board to get designers involved, provide open design resources to developers & designers, and more.

We will also take our GROUP PHOTO during this session! :)

A few of the news from last year include:

  • Organization of our first Open Source Design Summit in Berlin!
  • Another year of organizing the Design/Art/Community track at FOSSASIA:,Art,Community
  • First time organizing an Open Source Design track at OpenTechSummit Berlin-Potsdam:
  • Setting up our community discussion forum:
  • Kicking off new local meetups: – among them a very active one in NYC!
  • Attending a bunch of events and giving talks related to Open Source Design
  • Lots more work on the website, like integrating comments into the job board, and adding subsites for resources and projects
  • joined forces with us! :)
  • Becoming an FSFE associated organization:
  • Getting a 1000 $ donation from Discourse
  • Getting funding from Wikimedia Germany for our Summit and stickers, posters & cards!
  • Probably lots more we forgot to list! :)


Photo of Jan-Christoph Borchardt Jan-Christoph Borchardt