DevConf.US, Boston 2018

After a successful event in India, DevConf was all set for it’s first chapter in US and that was conducted on Aug 17-19, 2018 in Boston. The venue for the conference was decided as Boston University and it was an appropriate venue for such a conference where we could also some student attendance. Given that it was the first ever DevConf in US, the attendee turnout was somewhere between 350 to 400. Journey: The way my journey started is worth…

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DevConf.IN, Bangalore 2018

DevConf is an annual Developers’ Conference and it was organised at such a big scale in India for the first time. It was conducted on 4-5 Aug, 2018 at Christ University, Bangalore. There were over 1100 attendees and 110 speakers at the conference, the conference was indeed a success! Day 0: I was travelling to Bangalore after four years, the last time I was around was at PyCon India, 2014 and now again for DevConf.IN, 2018. I landed at the Bangalore…

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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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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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