WEN.ONWEB Melissa Wen Software Developer @ Igalia / Brazilian


I’m a Graphics engineer at Igalia, a free software consultancy full of excellent professionals and inspiring values and structure. I devote most of my time hacking drivers in the Linux kernel DRM subsystem, but also mentoring newcomers and meeting colleagues in related conferences. I'm a member of XOrg Foundation where I was a mentee and mentor in GPU kernel-driver development projects. I have a Computer Science MSc degree from the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo (IME-USP) - 2022. I hold a BSc in Computer Science in 2012 from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), where I have also served as a temporary professor of numerical analysis.

Before starting my MSc studies I have worked using and developing different free software projects. I have coordinated the front-end team to develop the Software Publico Brasileiro portal and I was a front-end developer of the Noosfero social networking platform at Colivre. In 2013, I also participated in the Outreach Program For Women, contributing to Gedit/GNOME project. In 2019, I became part of the FLUSP group and started to learn how contribute to the Linux kernel project and participated in the Google Summer of Code 2020 in a project to improve the VKMS GPU driver using IGT GPU Tools.

I'm also a researcher of the Linux Kernel development practices and community interactions. My areas of interest include Software Engineering and Free Software Development.


Understanding FLOSS through community publications: Strategies for Grey Literature Review

ICSE 2020 New Ideas and Emerging Results


Leading successful government-academia collaborations using FLOSS and agile values

Journal of Systems and Software


FLOSS Project Management in Government-Academia Collaboration

IFIP International Conference on Open Source Systems


Continuous Delivery: Building Trust in a Large-Scale, Complex Government Organization

IEEE Software


Brazilian Public Software Portal: an integrated platform for collaborative development

Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration