Hey there! 👋
This is Mariana Balla, but I guess you already know that since you are here…
I study Information and Communication Technology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana and work for Ura as a communications’ manager. Ura is a design agency which provides its services for “open source” and “internet freedom” projects. Currently I’m based in Tirana, Albania.
I’m passionate about free and open source technologies. For the past two years I’ve been a member of Open Labs Hackerspace and since last November I am a board member. All board members are girls!
I’ve contributed to several FLOSS projects, such The Fedora Project, OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia. Since August of 2017, I am Fedora Ambassador. Aside to the Fedora Project, I’ve been also contributing to Wikimedia’s subprojects. Two other open source projects that I am heavily involved are the CityZen app and Identihub. CityZen is an Android app based on OpenStreetMap which helps you find Points of Interest (POIs) around the city without tracking your moves. I contribute to the marketing group. Identihub is an open source software in which you can host your brands visual assets.