A space for everyone.

Founded in 2018, Open-Source at Illinois is a growing hub of students passionate about technology.

Whether you're a computer wizard running a custom Linux distribution or a laid back Apple user, you'll find stories, people and experiences here that will keep you coming back.

Meet the Team

Akshata Tiwari


Hi everyone, I’m Akshata! I’m majoring in Computer Science & Economics and will be a sophomore this year. I enjoy painting, playing poker, and going on walks. I’m excited to introduce more folks to open source technologies and establish transparent and robust community-driven development processes in our own campus starting from OS@I itself!

Anagha Tiwari


Hello! :) I’m Anagha, a sophomore majoring in CS & Statistics. In my free time, I love working out, playing my viola, and spending time with friends. At OS@I, I hope to create and be part of a welcoming and supportive community where we can contribute to and grow from the quickly-expanding open source digital transformation.

Prakhar Gupta


I'm Prakhar, an incoming freshman. I'm going to be majoring in Electrical Engineering and will be staying at ISR this year. I play the guitar and enjoy listening to hip-hop music. I'm also into cooking and a bit of basketball. I'm excited to be a part of Open Source at Illinois this fall, and I can't wait to get started!

Ayush Jain

External Director

Hello, I am Ayush! I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science & Philosophy. I love reading and tinkering with random programs. At OSAI I hope to make open source contribution less daunting for newcomers.

Alberto Pabon-Castejon

Underclassman Representative

Hello! I'm Alberto, an incoming computer science freshman. Whenever I have free time, I love to play soccer, work out, or just spend time with my friends. At OS@I, I hope to grow our collaborative and inclusive community of open-source software development while expanding my own knowledge.