Justin W. Flory is a creative maker. He is best known as an open source contributor and Free Culture advocate originally from the United States. Justin has participated in numerous open source communities and led different initiatives to build sustainable software and communities for nearly ten years.
In June 2020, Justin joined the UNICEF Office of Innovation as their Open Source Technical Advisor. In this role, he supports the UNICEF Venture Fund and other open source activities within the Office of Innovation. He supports and mentors cohorts of diverse start-up companies from five continents. At the Venture Fund, Justin provides hands-on technical mentorship, support and mentorship, metrics assessments, and guidance on sustainability for growing open source communities.
Additionally, he is a proud alum of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Networking & Systems Administration and double-minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Go Tigers!
Justin is also a contributor to the Fedora Project since 2014. In Fedora, he volunteered as the team leader of the Community Operations team for four years and was a founding member of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team. He represented Fedora internationally at events and conferences, including FOSDEM, DevConf CZ, All Things Open, OSCAL, and others.