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= Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda =
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|REAL-NAME=Kalpa Welivitigoda
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|birthday=29th November, 1988
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|image=Kalpa-welivitigoda.jpg
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|location=Sri Lanka
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|fas-name=callkalpa
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|email=callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
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|homepage=www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com
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|twitter= callkalpa
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|irc-nick= callkalpa
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|irc-channels= #fedora #fedora-devel #fedora-ambassadors #hanthana
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[[image:Kalpa-welivitigoda.jpg|right]]
 
  
== About Me ==
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= Kalpa Welivitigoda =
  
I'm Kalpa from Galle, Sri Lanka.
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I am a software engineer in profession interested in using and contributing to FOSS. I started my contributions with localization efforts and then moved to contributing with code. Apart from Fedora I have also contributed to other projects such as Sugar Labs, Mozilla, Open Office/Libre Office, GNOME, KDE.
  
Currently I'm a student of Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Besides that I'm involved in the lokalization project of OpenOffice.
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Following is a bit from history,
  
 
My first experience with GNU/Linux was with Red Hat 8. It was a three CD pack which I bought with zero knowledge about GNU or linux or even FOSS. I just wanted to give it a try and see what's inside. I couldn't install it properly as one of the CDs was cracked. The error was that it can't read some files and the whole installation process terminates. I had no idea what these files are related to. So what I did was I removed some packages with wild guesses and tried to install. I failed not once, twice but several times. Finally I could get it installed. Unfortunately there was no GUI (those files may be the ones that couldn't be read). I actually abandoned it there after, because I knew nothing to do with the CLI nor I had internet connection to explore.
 
My first experience with GNU/Linux was with Red Hat 8. It was a three CD pack which I bought with zero knowledge about GNU or linux or even FOSS. I just wanted to give it a try and see what's inside. I couldn't install it properly as one of the CDs was cracked. The error was that it can't read some files and the whole installation process terminates. I had no idea what these files are related to. So what I did was I removed some packages with wild guesses and tried to install. I failed not once, twice but several times. Finally I could get it installed. Unfortunately there was no GUI (those files may be the ones that couldn't be read). I actually abandoned it there after, because I knew nothing to do with the CLI nor I had internet connection to explore.
  
Next as I remember was with Knoppix. I loved KDE a lot those days. Then came Ubuntu. It was Ubuntu 5.10 with 2CDs, one live and one to install. I was with Ubuntu for a couple of years and them moved to Fedora. During that season I started loving GNOME and still I'm a GNOME lover. So switching to Fedora was not that difficult. Of course [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Snavin Danishka Navin] helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.
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My second interaction AFAIR was with Knoppix. I loved KDE a lot those days. Then came Ubuntu, the time in which Ubuntu CDs were shipped in bulk to the doorstep. It was Ubuntu 5.10 with 2CDs, one live and one to install. I was with Ubuntu for a couple of years and then moved to Fedora, of course [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Snavin Danishka Navin] helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.
  
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
* FAS [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/callkalpa callkalpa]
 
* [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/callkalpa Packages I maintain]
 
* Fedora Ambassador for Sri Lanka
 
* Contributor at [[SIGs/SoaS| Fedora Sugar on a Stick]]
 
* Contributor at [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/ Fedora Sound SIG]
 
* Fedora free media contributor
 
  
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== Fedora Contribution ==
  
== Other activities in the FOSS world ==
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* Package Maintainer ([https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/callkalpa Packages I maintain])
* Sugar Activity packager
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* Fedora Ambassador for Sri Lanka
* GNOME - Sinhala Localisation
 
* KDE - Sinhala Localisation
 
* Open Office - Sinhala Localisation
 
* Sugar - Sinhala Localisation
 
 
 
== Contact Me ==
 
 
 
* '''Email''' : callkalpa@fedoraproject.org / callkalpa@gmail.com
 
* '''IRC''' : callkalpa #fedora #hanthana #fedora-sound #sugar on freenode
 
 
 
== External Links ==
 
  
* [http://kalpapathum.blogspot.com Blog]
 
* [http://thiraya.wordpress.com තිරය]
 
  
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from Sri Lanka]]
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from Sri Lanka]]

Latest revision as of 10:04, 28 February 2017

Kalpa Welivitigoda
Kalpa Welivitigoda
Personal information
Location: Sri Lanka
Birthday: 29th November, 1988
Homepage: www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com
E-mail: callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
Contact information
Twitter: callkalpa

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: callkalpa
Fedora e-mail: callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: callkalpa.fedorapeople.org
Fedora Badges earned (52)
If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement Ambassador Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Embryo Tadpole Egg Don't Call it a Comeback Baby Badger Paranoid Panda Crypto Badger Tadpole with Legs The cat came back... Junior Editor Origin Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Singapore FAD 2015 Secretary General Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Speak Up! Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Froglet Take this and call me in the morning Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Top 500 What goes around comes around (Karma I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Senior Badger (Badger II) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Adult Frog Helping Hand Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I)
 


Kalpa Welivitigoda

I am a software engineer in profession interested in using and contributing to FOSS. I started my contributions with localization efforts and then moved to contributing with code. Apart from Fedora I have also contributed to other projects such as Sugar Labs, Mozilla, Open Office/Libre Office, GNOME, KDE.

Following is a bit from history,

My first experience with GNU/Linux was with Red Hat 8. It was a three CD pack which I bought with zero knowledge about GNU or linux or even FOSS. I just wanted to give it a try and see what's inside. I couldn't install it properly as one of the CDs was cracked. The error was that it can't read some files and the whole installation process terminates. I had no idea what these files are related to. So what I did was I removed some packages with wild guesses and tried to install. I failed not once, twice but several times. Finally I could get it installed. Unfortunately there was no GUI (those files may be the ones that couldn't be read). I actually abandoned it there after, because I knew nothing to do with the CLI nor I had internet connection to explore.

My second interaction AFAIR was with Knoppix. I loved KDE a lot those days. Then came Ubuntu, the time in which Ubuntu CDs were shipped in bulk to the doorstep. It was Ubuntu 5.10 with 2CDs, one live and one to install. I was with Ubuntu for a couple of years and then moved to Fedora, of course Danishka Navin helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.


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