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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) Embryo Flock 2013 Speaker Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Egg Tadpole Froglet Tadpole with Legs FOSSASIA 2014 Speaker Ambassadors Sponsor FOSSASIA 2014 Attendee Rockin' & Rollin' Paranoid Panda Bona Fide Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Partners in Crime Pycon 2014 Attendee Flock 2014 Speaker The Blessing of the FPL Flock Paparazzi Dancing with Toshio Baby Badger Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Senior Editor Nuancier 21 Take this and call me in the morning Senior Badger (Badger II) Flock 2015 Speaker Fedora 21 Change Accepted FAD Phnom Penh 2014 Attendee FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Master Editor Design Ninja FUDCon Pune 2015 Volunteer What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Working' a Beat (Beat Writer I) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Horcrux FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Corporate Drone Flock 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Origin Fedora 22 Change Accepted Delivery What goes around comes around (Karma I) Nom Nom Nom Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Vacation Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Maestro If you build it... (Koji Success III) Crypto Badger You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) PyCon 2016 Attendee What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Top 500 Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Nuancier F24 Docs FAD 2016 Top 100 Adult Frog Fedora 24 Change Accepted Python SIG member Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Science (Kernel Tester I) Parselmouth I Flock 2016 Attendee Flock 2016 Speaker Black and White (Cookie III) Krakow Brews! Let's have a party (Fedora 24) Blag Dragster (Planet VII) Master Badger (Badger III) Summer Coder What goes around comes around (Karma II) FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Speaker FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Attendee Fedora 26 Change Accepted Pizzelle (Cookie IV) CommOps Superstar Helping Hand Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Nest Attendee 2021 Nuancier F30 Extra!  Extra! Lets have a party Fedora 34 Fedora 27 Release Partygoer I Voted: Fedora 31 I Voted: Fedora 30 I Voted: Fedora 32 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) FOSDEM 2021 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 34 It's a Cake Thing I Voted: Fedora 36 Museum Visitor Lets have a party Fedora 36 Lets have a party Fedora 35 DevConf.cz 2022 Attendee Community Survey Taker 2022 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee DevConf.cz 2023 Attendee Called to Action Lets have a party Fedora 37 Let's have a party (Fedora 38) I voted: Fedora 38 Community Survey Taker 2023 Let's have an anniversary party (Fedora 39) Flock 2023 Attendee

Badges Count: 143

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 ...