DevConf.cz, Brno 2018

DevConf.cz is an annual conference that happens every year around February (usually when it snows) in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference was conducted at Faculty of Information Technology, Brno(been the same venue for a couple of years) from Jan 25-27, 2018. The three day conference had multiple talks well distributed over 12 different tracks covering topics related to Agile, Cloud, CI/CD, Containers, DevOps, Fedora, Testing, Storage, Virtualisation and many more. You can find the entire schedule here. Journey: For the journey…

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QE Camp, Brno 2018

QE Camp is an annual event focussed on Quality Engineering that is conducted by Red Hatters for Red Hatters. It is an internal event where you meet Red Hatters from the QE department as well as other departments across the globe. As of now, it is an internal only event but we may think of opening it to a larger audience sometime in future. It is a great event where you meet all the folks from Quality Engineering including the…

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GTAC, 2016

Google Test Automation Conference was held on November 14-15, 2016 in Sunnyvale, California. It is an annual test automation conference hosted by Google which brings together engineers from industry and academia to discuss the advances in test automation and test engineering computer sciences field. I got an opportunity to be there at the Google Sunnyvale campus and attend GTAC after following up for 2 consecutive years. Other than CFP for speakers, they have applications for attendees as well and your seat…

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Repost: Open Source Internships

Adding to the timeline, an article that was published two years back on opensource.com about internship stories at Red Hat where mine was one too! Open source internships make great career starters ->  https://opensource.com/life/14/1/open-source-internship-lessons-learned  

FOSSASIA, Singapore 2016

FOSSASIA is an annual conference which brings together open source enthusiasts from around the world. This was my second time to FOSSASIA and Singapore as well. Undoubtedly, the conference was awesome and so was Singapore! Journey: The flight to Singapore isn’t that long, 5:30 hrs from Mumbai but it’s longer when you calculate the number of hours starting right from your place. That was clearly a tiring journey but without any jet lag. I landed in Singapore a day before…

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Repost: Women in Computing and Fedora

Just to keep it in timeline, adding the link: Women in Computing and Fedora 😉 Thank you Justin W. Flory for writing such a great article on diversity 🙂    

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.

GHC 2015

The  Grace  Hopper  Celebration  of  Women  in  Computing  is  said  to  be `World’s  largest gathering of women technologists` and indeed that was! It was overwhelming to see 12k women together whereas I have ended up being at conferences/meet­ups where I was the only  women  or  only  10%  women  may  be.  The  conference  was  grand  in  it’s  own  way starting from the Convention center to keynotes, luncheons, career fair, plenary sessions and after conference party. This was the most awaited conference…

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FUDCon APAC 2015

FUDCon APAC 2015 was held in Pune, India from 26-28 June. This conference was a bit different for me than the ones I been to in past. The first conference that I was attending in the city and was volunteering but not speaking 😛 . So, the process started right after Pune won the bid 😉 . We used to have regular meetings to discuss on CFP dates, budget, sponsorship to speakers, swags, venue and a bunch of other things.…

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Ruby Conf India, 2015

RubyConf India, 2015 was held in the first week of April in the fun filled and beautiful city of Goa. The announcement of the venue itself created excitement among people while the tickets were out for sale way back in October, 2014. As per the schedule people were expected to arrive at the venue on Apr 3 and the conference was scheduled for Apr 4, 5. The venue for the conference was ‘Cidade de Goa’, a beautiful resort by the…

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