Jan-Christoph Borchardt



Jan-Christoph Borchardt works at the intersection of free culture, unobtrusive design and human interaction. He improves the user experience of free & open source web applications, now mainly as Design Dictator for the Unhosted movement. Previously he designed ownCloud and started Libre Projects, a directory of free software web applications. Also known as »the Tyler Durden of JS usergroups«, he started Tel Aviv JS & StuttgartJS and gave talks at many more.

Open Source Bridge 2012 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this user

* Portland JavaScript Admirers user group meeting

Portland's user group for all things JavaScript and ECMAscript. The topic for this meeting is Unhosted: personal data freedom.
Jesse Hallett, Jan-Christoph Borchardt

Open Source Bridge 2012

Sessions for this user

* Coordinating Usability Testing in Free Software

Freedom 4: The freedom to use the program effectively, efficiently and satisfactory. For a software to truly be free, people need to be able to easily use it without help. A primer to usability testing in a distributed and independent development environment.
Jan-Christoph Borchardt

Proposals for this user

* Education and participation: students + open source projects = win-win!

In lots of lectures, students work on imaginary projects just for the sake of learning something. Or they can choose what they work on – mostly That Popular Proprietary Software™ which does not care about their contributions. We need to change that.
Culture 2012-03-31 06:48:56 +0000
Jan-Christoph Borchardt

* Freedom from the web’s monopolies

The web is not as open as it used to be: monopoly platforms formed new proprietary layers on top of it. Apps always have storage attached to it, forming a package deal of »you get our app, we get your data«.
Chemistry 2012-03-31 06:57:56 +0000
Jan-Christoph Borchardt