Cassidy James Blaede

Building useful, usable, delightful products that respect privacy.


Partner Success Engineer at the Endless OS Foundation. Previously, I co-founded elementary, Inc. and was the UX Architect at System76.

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Learn about System76

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Code & Collaboration

I strive to collaborate with open source projects as much as possible, and share what I work on under free and open licenses.

Browse code on GitHub

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Talks & Podcasts

I give talks about UX and open source. I also sometimes appear on podcasts like Linux Unplugged to talk about my work.

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Listen on Linux Unplugged

Writing & Social

I write things on the internet about UX, tech, and what I’m up to. I usually share these things on social media.

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Read posts on Medium

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I take photos of my adventures (and my cat), mostly with my Pixel phone and Moment lenses.

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Moment lenses (referral)


I play games when I can find the time. Usually on PS5, but occasionally on Stadia, Switch, and—very rarely—Steam.

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Add on Stadia (RIP)

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