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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FOSSASIA, Singapore 2015

FOSSASIA is an annual open source summit in Asia and this year it was held in the smart city of Singapore from March 13 to March 15, 2015. I received the talk acceptance mail from FOSSASIA  a week before the conference which was like a last minute invite but I was able to manage with the Visa process. I received my Visa on the same day I had to fly to Singapore. I had very little time to plan my…

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Dev Conf, Brno 2015

Dev Conf, Brno 2015 was held from Feb 6-8, 2015 in Brno and this was my first time at an international conference, glad to have this opportunity. After receiving the talk proposal acceptance mail, it was a long way to go(literally a long journey) and involved too much of planning and preparation. I started with looking at the documents required for Schengen Visa (appeared a long list at first), collected documents for Visa process, deciding on  travel dates was not…

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