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Kushal Das

I am the Fedora Cloud Engineer, and also a Fedora Ambassador and mentor from India. I keep contributing to various teams inside Fedora, like docs, l10n, artwork, packaging, marketing. I am a CPython Core developer and director at Python Software Foundation.

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About Me

  • I am a Free Software developer and a coordinator of Linux Users Group of Durgapur (dgplug ). I stay in Pune, in India. I try to cover different GNU/Linux events through the country to spread the words of Fedora. My LUG, dgplug is mainly full of Fedora users :)
  • I am a fellow at Python Software Foundation.
  • I maintain various packages in Fedora, a list can be found at https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/kushal?acls=owner&acls=commit
  • I wrote a book on Python programming language, you can read it at here
  • I organize an online summer training for students which is generally attended by students all across India and from few other countries. 2017 is the 10th year of the training. Details can be found here
  • I teach Python in various workshops and also online.

Badges

White Rabbit Associate Editor Mugshot Involvement Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Junior Editor Tanked! Flock 2013 Attendee Let Me Introduce Myself Speak Up! Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Secretary General Ambassador You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Flock 2013 Speaker Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Froglet Tadpole You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Egg Tadpole with Legs FOSSASIA 2014 Speaker FOSSASIA 2014 Attendee Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Rock the Web! Paranoid Panda Ambassadors Sponsor Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Bona Fide Partners in Crime Pycon 2014 Attendee Flock 2014 Speaker The Blessing of the FPL Baby Badger Dancing with Toshio Flock Paparazzi Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Take this and call me in the morning Nuancier 21 Blog Lobber (Planet VI) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Design Ninja Senior Badger (Badger II) Fedora 21 Change Accepted FAD Phnom Penh 2014 Attendee Senior Editor Master Editor Flock 2015 Attendee FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Corporate Drone Working' a Beat (Beat Writer I) FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Flock 2015 Speaker FUDCon Pune 2015 Volunteer Macaron (Cookie I) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Origin What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Fedora 22 Change Accepted Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Horcrux Delivery Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nom Nom Nom Maestro If you build it... (Koji Success III) Vacation What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Crypto Badger Top 500 Top 100 Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Docs FAD 2016 Nuancier F24 Adult Frog Fedora 24 Change Accepted Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Python SIG member Flock 2016 Attendee PyCon 2016 Attendee Black and White (Cookie III) Parselmouth I Let's have a party (Fedora 24) Krakow Brews! Science (Kernel Tester I) Flock 2016 Speaker Summer Coder What goes around comes around (Karma II) Master Badger (Badger III) Blag Dragster (Planet VII) FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Speaker FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Attendee Fedora 26 Change Accepted CommOps Superstar Helping Hand Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) I Voted: Fedora 30 Fedora 27 Release Partygoer Nuancier F30 I Voted: Fedora 31 Extra!  Extra! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I converted to btrfs! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) I Voted: Fedora 32

Badges Count: 123

Talks & Workshops

  • "MicroPython and NodeMCU", workshop at FOSSASIA, 2017
  • "Micropython workshop for kids", Science Hack Day, India 2016
  • "Testing containers using Tunir", Flock, Poland, 2016
  • "Automated testing of CPython patches", Language summit, PyCon 2016
  • "Tunir, a simple CI", Flock, USA, 2015
  • "Document your code", workshop at FOSSASIA 2015
  • "Exciting days with Python", at FOSSASSIA 2015
  • "Moments from my ongoing journey", keynote at PyCon India 2014
  • "Document your code", python-sphinx workshop at PyCon India 2014
  • "Document your code", python-sphinx workshop at PyCon India 2013
  • "Document your code", python-sphinx workshop at Flock 2013
  • "Darkserver: Current and future roadmap" at Flock 2013
  • "Darkserver: help to debug userspace" at PyCon US 2013
  • "Document your code" at foss.in 2012
  • "Introduction to Python" at PyCon India 2012
  • "Document your code" at PyCon India 2012
  • "Python workshop" at FUDCon KL 2012
  • "Darkserver, way to the new world" at FUDCon KL 2012
  • "gobject-introspection, a new friend to help" at PyConIndia, 2011
  • "Fedora Activity Day" at NIT Durgapur, 2011
  • "Python workshop" at NIT Durgapur, 2011
  • "System programming using Python" at NIT Durgapur, 2011
  • "Python Deadly Combo" at PyConIndia, 2010
  • "Python workshop" at GNUnify, 2010
  • "Deadly Combo" at FOSS.IN, 2009
  • "Python Workshop" at Malda Engineering College, 2009
  • "OpenPCD: Free Hardware, Software for RFID" at LinuxTag , Berlin , Germany, 2007
  • "OpenPCD: Free Hardware, Software for RFID" at FOSS.NITC meet, Calicut, 2007
  • "Python and PyQt4" at SISCR, Pune , 2008
  • "KDE Application Development" in Horizon07, Durgapur, 2006
  • "Inside of Fedora Extras, a technical journey" in FOSS.IN 2006
  • "Its Fedora" in "A day with Fedora", Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur, 2006
  • "An introduction to AJAX & Rico" in Linuxasia 2006
  • "dgplug,­first trip Round the Sun..problems & answer” in FOSS.IN 2005

Email: kushal AT fedoraproject DOT org ...