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. My computers run on Alpine and Gentoo Linux, and I run my own server on an old laptop running Debian (which is also currently hosting this website). I attend most of the quarterly Dutch Linux Users Group events in Utrecht, and try to go to FOSDEM every year. For communications I’m a fan of Matrix, and you can find my Matrix ID on the footer of this page.