Hello there! I am Amit Saha. I am a Ph.D student at the University of New South Wales, Australia and my research focus is on Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms. I have been involved in several open source efforts in the past, like the NetBeans IDE and bits and pieces in some other projects. I pursue technical writing as a serious pastime for 3+ years now. My blog has all the random bits and pieces and links to my articles and community efforts.
I shall summarize my efforts in the Fedora community on this page. My immediate plan for contribution to the Fedora community is to create a Fedora scientific spin which i describe next.
Fedora Scientific Spin
I am a long-term Linux user and have been into full-time scientific research for the past 3 years now. Everytime I have to do a fresh-install of Linux (not so frequently, ofcourse), I have to download a bunch of tools which I use regularly. For example, gnuplot, xfig, LaTex compilers, numpy, etc.
How cool would it be to have a Linux distro which already had these installed? Say hello to Fedora-Scientific
Update #1: June, 24 - 2011
I finally started acting on this idea of mine with an email to the rel-eng list [].
After discussions on the mailing list with Bill Nottingham, I proposed a patch to the comps-f16-xml.in file [].
I already have the kickstart file ready for this one, which I shall post to the mailing list soon, once I have tested my ISO. It currently stands at 1.1 G.
Update #2: June 29 - 2011
Started discussions on Spins SIG 
Other Fedora Activities
Member of SciTech SIG
IRC: Not much of a IRC user, more of a mailing list. sorry!