Hi! I’m Sergey, 21 years old (too old! why can’t I be 17 forever…)
Some of you may know me from Mastodon. I’m a FLOSS enthusiast and I love to hack on stuff. I’ve been using GNOME for 3 years (after briefly using KDE), and being able to see & hack on code of the whole operating system, from apps to the display server and down to the kernel, is great.
I don’t really work on GNOME myself other than occasionally reporting bugs, though I’m closely following Mutter/Shell, librsvg and gtk4 development. (I’ve submitted a merge request to the Shell and got zero feedback from upstream developers, and that’s not exactly encouraging.)
I strongly believe in native apps over “web apps” or “PWAs” (despite doing some webdev work at the dayjob myself), open formats/standards/protocols and free software in general. I’m enthusiastic about Rust, Wayland (feel free to ask me questions about either!) and other cool tech.
I write Java, Kotlin and TypeScript at SmartDec. I’m also a tech editor at tproger, a popular Russian-language tech & programming news & tutorials resource.
I’m the maintainer of wl-clipboard and one of the people behind Darling. My other Wayland-related projects include Owl, a Wayland compositor targeting Darwin/Cocoa, and this Wayland client tutorial, still unfinished, which is being considered for integration into the official Wayland docs. If you can read Russian, check out my post series on Android internals over here.