I am Shashank Kirtania from India (UTC +05:30).
I am currently in my senior year majoring in computer engineering. I had my
first interaction with Linux in 2019 with CentOS and have been using Fedora
35 as my daily driver for quite a while now. Most of my academic and
research interest lies in applied machine learning but for the past year I
have been intrigued by open source softwares and have collaborated on PyMC
which is a python library for Bayesian modeling.
I am fluent in C++, python and C and I feel I should try my best to
contribute back to the community by working on relevant projects for
fedora. I can collaborate on any project that is relevant to my skill set.
I am open to learning from the community and giving back to it by
contributing to it.
I am on Element with username 5hv5hvnk, I am open to mails and messages on
Hello to everyone,
I am Said Urtabajev from Estonia.
I am systems engineer (or sysadmin, or ops) turned to software engineer.
In software engineering I a mstill junior, no doubt in that, but I have
been doing IT work since 2000. I started as local network/workstation
administrator and then moved to further supporting hosting environments
in local telco and then moved to private company to manage
infrastructure supporting their product. As things evolved then that
support seemed to be kind of Software Engineering and now my work is
mostly about developing compliance and automation tools.
My experience with FOSS communities/ecosystems is non-existent. I have
been passive user. It is time to change that.
Unsorted bits and pieces about my skills/interests outside of daily job
aka background skills:
- I am freelance photographer who sometimes helps also write some
articles (mostly agriculture and travelling).
- I have enjoyed doing sales job on different fairs, design and farmers
markets, during recent years.
- I met Linux first at 1998 when I installed Red Hat 5.1 code named
Manhattan on my first i486.
- Later I used Slackware, tried Corel Linux, Progeny Linux, then for
some period I was FreeBSD user, then Debian came and finally I stayed on
Arch Linux as my main home desktop system.
- Fedora has been always besides those all since forking from Red Hat
Linux 9. Mostly as system for work desktops/laptops.
- Bash is shell what I am still using.
- I have done some small work as package maintainer for internal tooling
at my workplaces. Rpm, but mostly deb packaging were used.
- Programming languages I have used for my daily work as systems
engineer have been: Perl, Python, Ruby.
- I have knowledge and experience of using Ansible and Chef.
- When I started transitioning to software engineer then my first job
was take over long forgotten frontend and design and develop bit better
one using Angular.
- Later I was involved in designing and creating frontend using React.
- Working with frontends was interesting but did not last long enough to
obtain good understanding of modern web but it widened my knowledge. I
would gladly expand this knowledge.
- Currently I have been involved with projects using .NET Core a lot.
- I have some limited knowledge about Docker, Kubernetes and
systemd-nspawn when I need to talk about containerization.
- From list of source code management software I have limited experience
with Apache Subversion, met briefly Mercurial and now daily driver is Git.
- Still kind of green with all single board computers and ARM platforms
but those are in my list of interests.
- Mailinglists: I have met them, have still subscriptions in some but
never have been big user.
- IRC: fell in love after Estonian usenet ceased to exists and it was
better than telnet talkers.
- Telegram: has been main communications platform for me as people do
not use IRC much anymore. Same time it is not preferred.
- Matrix: main goal is to replace Telegram with Matrix. Freedom, you
know, and it is called modern IRC.
Realistic volunteering time for me can be about four hours a week. That
is in balance with my employers wishes, my family and my own capabilities.
P.S. Said is not name in my passport. It has been my nickname 25 years
already and most of my friends/acquiantances know me only by this name.
It is also name I use it for my freelance work. Same time it not for
problem for me to use my citizen name.
I'm David, 35, from Braine-le-comte in Belgium.
I have an 8-year-old boy and 5-year-old daughter.
I'm a software engineer, started as Java developer, then Python (I'm
more of a backend guy, but I like ReactJS), but I always liked the infra
side as well so the last few years I naturally evolved to DevOps.
I worked on logging and monitoring using ELK and Kafka, CI/CD pipelines,
automation (Ansible, Terraform, ...), I enjoy Kubernetes (and work with
I like to have the big picture, and help improving the Software
Development Life Cycle and value stream using data (metrics).
I use Fedora as my daily driver for a few years now, and used various
other distributions before that.
I'm not really sure how I learned about it, but I used (and still use) a
lot of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so probably at some point I was exposed
I'm using FOSS since a long time, but I also use proprietary software
when needed (though I try to avoid more and more).
I never really participated, but I would like to start.
I thought about what projects I could participate in, and Fedora's
values really resonate with me, so I would be honored to participate
even a tiny bit, to give back a tiny portion of what Fedora gives me
I will be conservative and say that I could start with 3 hours per week,
because I'd like to do that in the long term, and hope that I can
increase that in the future.
Looking forward to contribute !
I'm Ramiro Antonio, 29, from Argentina.
I'm a software engineer with more than 10 years using Linux. I really
like to tinker a lot with things. I have tried many distros and a few
months ago I just picked Fedora as my distro in my personal computer. I
have worked some time ago with CentOS and I really liked it, so I
thought that I had to give Fedora a chance.
Today I work mostly developing in Java, some NodeJS and a bit of Python.
Also I'm participating in a DevOps team at my work, trying to automatize
certain processes so developers don't have to deal with them. Also I'm
learning Ansible and Terraform.
Lastly I was interested a bit in software packaging, how the yum and apt
repos work, the steps that a developer has to follow to package their
app and distribute it. Also I read a bit about Flatpak and snap. I like
to have the latest versions of everything to try new features and I am
really interested on how collaborators are working to test them and make
them available to everyone the fastest as possible.
So I think most of my work is done thanks to wonderful people
collaborating to open source projects and I really like to give at least
some of my time to try to be like them and give back a little. So I
really like to know how I can help with the Fedora project.
This is Vengadanathan. You can call me Vengad.
I'm currently working as a software engineer from Bangalore, India. I have around 9yrs of experience building large scale distributed systems. Worked on search technologies (Lucene, Elastisearch), core infra platforms (B/G deployment orchestration, monitoring and alerting systems) and later on security aspects like hardening posture of cloud services (sandboxing, credential access restriction etc) and enabling of various AuthN/Z mechanisms. I'm well versed in Go, Java etc and have hands on experience in Infra and Cloud technologies.
Fedora is is my current OS of choice and I'm in love of it. This is the first FOSS community i am participating :). Wanted to contribute to open source world by contributing and learn new things at the same time.
I'm willing to spend 10-12 hrs per week for the same. Looking forward to be part of the community.