What did I do this Summer – part 1(FUDCon India)

Hello Reader ! Already in the second half of the year, thought of getting my new-year resolutions executed by the end of the year ! So, here I am writing my Blog-Post on how I spent my summer !!

After my semester exams that ended somewhere in the first week of June, I was excited to attend this awesome conference FUDCon, which was being conducted in India after 4 years(yeah ! that long 😉 ). So, it took place from 26th to 28th june, 2015 at MIT College of Engineering, Pune.


Quick Intro : FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) is basically for people who are interested in Fedora. It was an amazing experience, I got to know about various tools and was quite motivated to see the speakers speak about their experience on various cool upstream projects.

Well, I reached MIT on the very first day i.e on the 26th itself. (yeah, was pretty tiring !)

DAY one: So, the first day started with the key note by Dennis Gilmore on “Delivering Fedora for everything and everyone”. After which we( along with Charul and Subhendu) headed to attend the talk on DNF- fedora’s new package manager. The DNF was forked from Yum in early 2012. The goal of the DNF is to develop something that looks like Yum from the command line but provides better experience for people interested in writing plugins and extensions for the DNF.


Then we attended  talk on Vagrant for Effective DevOps Culture by Vaidik Kapoor where he spoke on how vagrant can be proved to be an effective tool for developers. I liked this talk, he explained really well.


    After lunch we attended a talk on “Whats new in Drupal 8?” by Jared Smith, where he spoke about the new features that are going to be added to Drupal 8. The day ended with a keynote from Harish Pillay on “What’s going on in a FOSS project”


Day two started with a keynote by Jiri Eishchmann on “Present and Future of Fedora Workstation”. He spoke about better graphics support, better battery life in F23 also more reliable weekly updates. He also told that MP3 patent expires this September, so Linux distributions like Fedora can start playing MP3s by default. (yay ! finally!! 😛 )

fudcon2Following this, I attended the talk on Haskell by Jens Petersen, where I realised the dawn of new langugaes. Then, I was there listening to Rejy on “Be secure with SELinux”. He was an awesome speaker who interacted with the audience pretty well, delivering the need of SELinux Gyan 🙂

After that, it was Sayan’s talk on “Fedmsg : the message bus for Fedora Infrastructure”, where he spoke on how it works and which projects are currently using it and how can one contribute to it.

fudcon1Day two ended by Tenzin Chokden with his keynote talk on how GhostNet affected the Tibetian Community and how Linux helped them stop GhostNet from spreading.

Day three, we attended a workshop on “Docker Basics” by Aditya Patawari and Lalatendu Mohanty, they explained it really well. They have uploded the workshop content on github! Next “Flask 101: Getting started with Fedora Infra” workshop was taken by Sayan and Ratnadeep. Finally closing ceremony by Rupali !

There was a photo session in the end too 🙂

I am glad I could attend such a great event, met quite a number of fedora contributors and learnt so many new things, also was highly motivated. Last but not the least, it was an experience worth cherishing ! 🙂




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