I am Rajan Vaish from India.A Computer Science Major currently
my B.S (4th year) from Jaypee University of Information
Technology,Solan,India .I have been programming in C & C++ for last 3
years and lately started working on Java.Apart from the same I have also
worked on technologies like .NET(using C#),AJAX some PHP & J2EE.
I have worked on UNIX and basic Shell Programming .Latter I was
introduced to Linux world in College's Networking Lab,where on Fedora
using C programs we were taught to Network(LAN).I have also used Linux
for Compiler design Labs using LEX and YACC tools .
Lately by participating at Google Summer of Code,I got an opportunity to
intern for OLPC ( One Laptop Per Child ) and to develop a Geography
teaching tool for children using Open Source technologies like
OpenLayers,MapServer,GeoRSS and QGIS,where I also have to develop
installer/packages for Windows/Linux (OLPC XO Laptops run on
Fedora)/Macintosh of the tool created.
I have not contributed to the Linux community earlier but with my
existing knowledge and will to learn more and with my coming experiences
with OLPC ,Fedora is going to last in my life forever and thats the
platform I will be using for my final year project where I will be
implementing a Ph.D thesis on a Computer Networking project from
Stanford University.In the contributers program I saw that one can
contribute in a number of ways,so I can help the community grow by
spreading word about the same in my University and bring more value to
the Fedora group.At times I can contribute to the Web Development and I
have also worked on Internationalization while working on Google Gadgets
) within 10 days of
their release they have a statistics of more than 150 queries per day.I
am thankful to be part of Fedora Ambassadors Program and ready to
contribute in anyway I can.Thanks !!