IRC Nick : sayan
Channels Found In : #fedora, #fedora-india, #dgplug, #waartaa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Call me at : + 91 9686992532
Country : India
Blog : sayanchowdhury.dgplug.org
Software Developer, HackerEarth
FOSS evangelist and open source hacker
GSoC'er 2013 under The Fedoraproject
Contributed to Fedora, Mozilla, Transifex, Ankur Bangla, VLC.
Hacking around Waartaa these days.
More about me
I am deeply interested in getting involved with the FOSS movement and I am a Fedora user.I learnt C,C++ and BASIC during my schooldays. I am a member of DGPLUG (Durgapur Linux Users' Group) which is involved in increasing Linux awareness in the locality. Also I love play games specially NFS and mission games.I love painting, photography, and listening to music. I often play Counter Strike during my free time.
How did it all start
From my schooldays itself I was a bit inclined to computers and often worked on GUI programs using C++. Then I came to an engineering college and during our college Techfest, HORIZON-2010,Kushal came to college and gave a brief introduction about Fedora and Python. Though I had heard the name Fedora but didn't knew much about it. Kushal then talked about the website http://www.dgplug.org , Google Summer of Code and various other things. I really liked the session.I talked with Kushal,Kishan and Ratnadeep. After the session I often visited Kishan and learnt to install Fedora in a laptop. I got Fedora installed in my HP dv4-2106TX laptop. Intially my pre-installed Windows crashed and after that I installed Fedora 13 completely removed Windows. The main turn took when I attended the Summer Training arranged by #dgplug.
Summer Training 10
The summer training proved to be greatly helpful in making me acquainted with various FOSS tools like svn, wiki, mailing lists, blogging,etc. We were taught some basic C, python. We were also taught about the shell, vim, gcc, gdb, etc. It really proved to be great summer. It's a long journey ahead and I'm just getting started