Jul 26 – 31, 2023
Europe/Riga timezone

Jack of All Trades: Embracing Versatility in a World of Specialization

Jul 26, 2023, 9:40 AM
25 Minute Presentation Encourage New Contributors


Mr Jakub Steiner (Red Hat)


I will share my experience as a professional who has ventured into multiple fields, from iconography and sound design to cinematography and 3D animation. While some might perceive being a jack of all trades as a disadvantage, I believe that versatility can bring unique advantages in today's fast-paced and ever-evolving technology landscape.

Author(s) Bio

Jakub Steiner is a visual designer at Red Hat with over two decades of experience in the field. He has been an integral part of the GNOME design team since the 2.0 days, contributing to the design of both version 3.0 and 40. In addition to his design work, he is also an musician, with a love for electronic music that has recently culminated in the release of an EP after a long hiatus of over two decades.

Beyond his work in design and music, Jakub is a passionate drone racer, representing the Czech Republic in the Drone Champions League in both 2017 and 2018. With a diverse range of interests and expertise, he brings a unique perspective to his work and is always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow.

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Mr Jakub Steiner (Red Hat)

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