I am an advocate for usability in free software, and am here to help with GNOME. My Master's degree (2014) focused on the Usability of Open Source Software, in which I analyzed and discussed the usability of GNOME. I am still very active in usability testing in open source software, and have mentored several usability testing internships with Outreachy.
- Email: jhall AT gnome DOT org
I am a member of the GNOME Foundation. In the 2016-2017 year, I served on the GNOME Board of Directors.
Outside of GNOME, I contribute to lots of free software projects, although not as much as I used to. I am probably best known for FreeDOS, a free version of DOS. I created FreeDOS in 1994 while I was an undergraduate physics student.
At work, I am the Chief Information Officer for Ramsey County, Minnesota.