Nuritzi Sanchez

Senior Program Manager

Main focus: Building Software That Matters

Twitter handle: @1nuritzi

Websites/blogs: ,

Languages: English, Spanish

City: San Francisco Bay Area

Country: United States

Topics: communication, technology, open source contribution, open source diversity


I have 10 years of experience in the tech industry with a background in program management, product, and operations. I specialize in launching global software products and leading complex initiatives.

I’m passionate about the intersection of technology and social impact, and was a founding member of a multinational tech company called Endless (, whose mission is to make computing universally accessible. I’m also the former President of the GNOME Foundation (, a 20+ year old open source software organization that creates the world’s most popular Linux desktop.

I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area, often speak at open source conferences and have given several international keynote speeches.

Topics I like to speak about include:
- GNOME and open source contributions
- Building inclusive communities
- Collaborative communication

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Endless OS: a desktop for the next billion users
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How can we use technology to solve social problems? Endless OS was designed to bridge the digital divide and bring computers to more people around the world. This talk is about introducing this technology and encouraging the audience to participate.

This talk is in: English
Adapting GNOME for Use in the Developing World
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GNOME is a free and open source software organization that produces the #1 Linux desktop with millions of users worldwide. It is the default technology that is used by Ubuntu, Fedora by Red Hat, openSUSE, and many of the other most popular Linux distributions. However, it is not always known as being the most user friendly, and despite having millions of users, GNOME and Linux desktops as a whole only claim less than 3% of the total desktop market share.

This talk is about how we can adapt GNOME, and other Linux-based software, to help gain adoption in the developing world and expand its worldwide reach.

This talk is in: English