Technologix’17 : SJCE, Mysore

Technologix’17 : SJCE, Mysore

On 16th March’17, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore invited Red Hat to be the part of there ongoing CSI fest, Technologix. Red Hat was the premium sponsor of the fest.

The event was a success with fresh energy, most of the students were sophomors and were aware about Fedora, Linux and opensource.

Four speakers, including me, decided to go and talk about different technologies which are being used at Red Hat extensively. We travelled from Bangalore to Mysore in a car, with made the journey more exciting. It took us nearly 3.5 hours to reach our destination.

On reaching there, Vishnupriya, a student from SJCE, welcomed us and guided us to the guest rooms.

The session started at 2:30 pm with about 150-200 students waiting to learn about technologies used in industry. The CSI members welcomed us with flower bouquet and inspiring words.


The first talk was given by Buvenash Kumar, who is engineering intern at Red Hat. He has been working with Red Hat for last 1 year. He talked about virtualization, different types and benefits of virtualization. He also talked about various hypervisors in market like Red Hat Enterprise virtualization, VMWare Esxi, Xenserver.


The talk on Ansible was given by me. I talked about SSH, Introduction to Ansible, Introduction to YAML, Setting up test environment, Ansible config and HOST files(demo).


The talk was given by Ankit Raj. He was a part of GSOC’2015, and contributed to Ruby community. He works on gluster project as Associate software engineer at Red Hat. He talked about the Openstack and it’s usage, OS searchlight concepts and flow and its contribution guide.

Git and contribution to opensource

This session was taken up by Sumantro Mukherjee who is Associate Quality Engineer, Fedora Project, Red Hat and Arvind Chembarpu, who interns as Fedora QA at Red Hat.

The event ended on a great note and a small speech by Dr. SK Padma, the head of department of computer science SJCE, she mentioned about the opensource wave in there campus and how they promote opensource. The speakers were awarded trophies.

After the event, we explored the beautiful campus of the college.

Special thanks

CSI chapter of SJCE, Sudhir Dharanendraiah, alumni of SJCE and QE Manager at Red Hat, Red Hat organization and Arvind Chembarpu for making the visit possible. And thanks Rejy for dvds.


Fedora Activity Day, Bangalore 2017

Fedora Activity Day, Bangalore 2017

The Fedora Activity Day (FAD) is a regional event (either one-day or a multi-day) that allows Fedora contributors to gather together in order to work on specific tasks related to the Fedora Project.

On February 25th ’17, FAD was conducted in one of the admirable university of Bangalore, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering(UVCE). It was not a typical “hackathon” or “DocSprint” but a series of productive and interactive sessions on different tools.

The goal of this FAD was to make students aware about Fedora so that they can test, develop and contribute. The event was a one-day-event, started at 10:30 in morning and concluded at 3 in evening.

The first talk was on Ansible, which is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. The session was taken up by Vipul Siddharth and Prakash Mishra, who are Fedora contributors. They discussed about the importance of such automation tool and gave a small demo for getting started with Ansible.

The Ansible session was followed by the session on contributing to Linux Kernel, given by our esteemed guest Vaishali Thakkar (@kernel_girl ). Vaishali is Linux Kernel developer at Oracle, she is working in kernel security engineering group and associated with the open source internship programs and some community groups.Vaishali highlighted upon each and every aspect of kernel one should know before contributing. She discussed the lifecycle and how-where-when of a pull request. The session was a 3 hour long session with a short lunch break. The first part of the session was focused on theoretical aspects of sending your first patch to kernel community and the second part was a demo session where she sent a patch from scratch (Slides).

The last session was taken up by Sumantro Mukherjee (Fedora Ambassador) and me, on pathways to contribute to Fedora with a short interactive session.

The speakers were awarded tshirts as a mark of respect.I would like to thank Sumantro Mukherjee, Fedora Community and IEEE subchapter of UVCE college for making FAD possible.