Hi there, my name is Bart Ribbers, also known as PureTryOut on the internet. I was born in the Netherlands in 1995 (you can do the math), and am a bit of a nerd.

In my spare time I work on postmarketOS, a Linux based mobile operating system aiming to give phones and other mobile devices a lifetime of 10 years, and Alpine Linux. I’m mostly focused on KDE and Plasma Mobile, but work on the the entire user-land with the goal of giving the end users as much choice as possible in how to use their devices.

Hobbies and interests

In every day life I’m mostly busy with computer science related activities and I like messing around with everything open-source and Linux. I’m a KDE user and fan and my computers run on Alpine Linux as well as my own server (which is also currently hosting this website). I attend both FOSDEM and KDE’s Akademy every year. For communications I’m a fan of Matrix, and you can find my Matrix ID on the footer of this page.