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Topic : Running Project Atomic and Docker on Fedora

Speakers : Aditya Patawari and Lalatendu Mohanty

Aditya Patawari is the Lead of Systems Engineering at He loves playing around with Enterprise Linux, Ansible, Puppet, Nagios, Python, Cloud (AWS and OpenStack) both as a part of his work and out of interest.

Lalatendu Mohanty is a Free and Open Source Software enthusiast and advocate. He is currently working as Senior Software Engineer-containers at Red Hat.

At FUDCon 2015, Aditya and Lalatendu are going to talk about why Docker can be a better choice than LXC and virtual machines in many scenarios.

Topic : Workshop on UTRRS

Speakers : Satyabrata Maitra, Rajesh Ranjan, Bhushan Barve

Rajesh Ranjan has more than a decade of work in FOSS communities of localization and a background in journalism. He is the founder of the FUEL Project which as received various awards and recognition.

Bhushan Bharve is an active contributor to testing of language technologies. Bhushan is presently working at Red Hat.

Along with Satyabrata Maitra, they will be showing the ease of internationalization testing and contributing feedback by using the UTRRS framework.

Topic : Improving thread synchronization in GlusterD (Daemon for Glusterfs) using Userspace RCU (Read-copy-update)

Speaker : Atin Mukherjee

Atin has deep experience across domains like Telecom, BFSI etc. He is presently working on Gluster, the Open Source distributed scaled storage. Atin's focus is on the Gluster daemon.

Suchakra Sharma

"FUDCon APAC 2015 : Our Speaker"

Suchakra Sharma Talking on "Form Zero to Hero in Kernel Module Development"

In short, you will create a small network packet filtering kernel module for a simple use case such a filtering based on the device or length or the type of network packet.

Boi: Suchakra is a PhD student at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He researches on JIT compilers and tracing tools full-time and loves to do UX/UI and design stuff when he is free. He is involved with Fedora as a packager and designer. You can know more about him at and

Twitter: @suchakra

Topic : Introduction to GlusterFS and its features

Speaker : Deepak Shetty, Atin Mukherjee

GlusterFS is an open source, clustered file system capable of scaling to several petabytes and handling thousands of clients. If you are someone who is interested to learn GlusterFS and its features, this workshop is for you. Deepak Shetty, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat along with Atin Mukherjee, Senior S/W Engineer at Red Hat will guide the audience through the install-configure-setup of GlusterFS, putting up workloads and management of the deployment.

Topic : Introduction to kdump and kernel crash analysis

Speaker : Buland Singh and Gopal Tiwari

In the event of a system crash, kdump creates a memory image (vmcore) that can help in determining the cause of the crash and Crash utility allows you to determine the cause of the system crash by analyzing the core dump. Learn more about it from Buland Singh,a FOSS contributor working as an Associate Software Maintenance Engineer and Gopal Tiwari who is a Sr. Software maintenance Engineer at RHIPL.

Topic : Lessons learned from Bijra project


The head master of the Bijra High School, Kazi Nizamuddin, will share the story of Bijra project. He was the first person to recognize the benefits of having FOSS communities help in the school curriculum and worked with dgplug to bring the project to life. In 2007, the Birja project was initiated with help from Mr. Indranil Dasgupta from L2C2 Technologies,and Prof. Ashok Ranjan Thakur from WBUT. If you are a FOSS contributor or you are someone still not convinced on why you should contribute to FOSS, join this talk to know how a contributor's simple work effects the life of remote Indian students.

Topic: Achieving Community Goals with Fedora

Speaker: Tenzin Chokden

Tenzin works as a Malware Analyst for Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) exiled Tibetan Government. He is an open source enthusiast, a contributor to the Fedora Security Lab and uses open source tools in his personal and professional life. Tenzin, through his session, will introduce users to ways of using Open Source to improve their security-controls, mitigate attacks and build a community using the power of open source communities.

Topic: Automating Infrastructure by Foreman and Katello

Speaker: Sachin Ghai

Sachin has been a long term contributor to the Katello and Foreman projects upstream. He will introduce the concept of 'content management' using Katello; provisioning bare metal infrastructure, creating and managing instances across clouds; and a demonstration of Fedora installation using Foreman

Topic: Compiling Linux Kernel & Submit first patch

Speaker: Mayur Patil

Mayur is an Assistant Professor at MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi(D). He is a Github activist who also contributes to the open source projects: Linux Kernel and Apache Cassandra. Through his workshop, you will, get an overview of Linux Kernel, learn tools to build Kernel, compile Linux Kernel in Fedora/CentOS, write a sample device driver and Send that driver as a patch to Mailing List.

Topic: "Selling" Open Source 101

Speaker: Izhar Firdaus

Izhar is a Fedora Ambassador who has been contributing to the Fedora Project since 2007. He is currently working as a Solution Architect in ABYRES, a Malaysian Open Source System Integrator, providing solutions for products from Red Hat, Hortonworks and other Open Source principles. His session is about Open Source businesses and how you can initiate your own business providing support and professional services for your Open Source expertise. He will also talk about his failures at a previous company and his learnings from the past years about the business operations of two major Open Source vendors: Red Hat and Hortonworks.

Topic: Android Development on Fed ora 21

Speaker: Mohan Prakash

Mohan Prakash is a teacher, Java programmer and a social activist. He runs a private institution where he teaches Mathematics and Computers. In his free time, he contributes to the Fedora Project. Through his talk, he will introduce the audience to Android and its architecture, speak about the components of an Android application, requirements for Android Development in Fedora 21, instructions to install Android Studio, show how to build a simple application and run it on a real device, discuss the advantages of Android development in Fedora 21.

Topic: Documentation: It's Important and Difficult

Speaker: Nigel Babu

Nigel is a Web Developer and Sysadmin based in Delhi, India. He loves building web applications in Python. He works for Open Knowledge as a Senior Sysadmin and Developer. In his free time, he contributes to Mozilla. Through his session, Nigel will share the ideas discussed in the "Write the Docs" conference that he attended in Berlin. He will also share his experience and learnings from the CKAN project that made their documentation far better than what it was.

Topic: Haskell is good for you

Speaker: Jens Petersen

Jens Petersen has been involved in the Haskell Development Community for many years and started the Fedora Haskell project and SIG. He works for Red Hat taking care of the i18n Engineering team. In his talk he will introduce the Haskell functional programming language, explain with examples how it can help you become a better programmer, discuss compiler performance and how Haskell is good at concurrency and parallel programming, talk about the Fedora Haskell SIG, its work and how to contribute, discuss well-known Haskell projects: Hakyll, pandoc, Warp and Yesod, XMonad, Yi and shell-scripting. He will also speak about the resources for learning Haskell and joining the community.

Topic: Introduction to DNSSEC - F22 feature

Speaker: PJP

P J P is a long-time Fedora contributor, package maintainer and an Ambassador. He is a Security Engineer at Red Hat and also spends time on the Fedora Security Team (FST) activities. Domain Name System SeCurity Extensions(DNSSEC) is a set of standards defined to extend the Domain Name System(DNS) protocol, to securely exchange information between DNS clients & servers. Through his session, he aims to introduce the audience to the nitty-gritties of the domain name system (DNS), its pitfalls, its security, its utility and importance to the users.

Topic: Introduction to nftables

Speaker: Swapnil Nagarkar

Swapnil works as a Software Maintenance Engineer, Networking for Red Hat. nftables is a project that provides packet filtering and packet classification on Linux, and it is intended to replace existing iptables, ip6tables, arptables and ebtables frameworks. nftables is a combination of a Linux kernel engine and a userspace utility. Through his session, Swapnil will introduce you to the limitations of iptables and also speak about its advantages over iptables.

Topic: Workshop on Documentation in Open Source

Speaker: Vidya Iyengar, Nidhi Chaudhary and Nilamdyuti Goswami

Gear up to receive an exciting session on how technical documentation is done in the open source arena. Take away some valuable insights on how Open Source tools can help you craft high level, customer-centric product documentation.

Vidya is an experienced Technical Writer at Red Hat and she has documented many complex open source Middleware technologies like JBoss BRMS and Fuse. Vidya, an Ex- Infosys employee, is equipped with developers experience and utilizes her programming knowledge to create state-of-the-art open source documentation at Red Hat. Armed with in-depth know-how of the Open source doc tools, Vidya will run you through how it is done in Open Source.

Nidhi, a highly experienced player in the product documentation realm, is a Technical Writer at Red Hat and writes for JBoss Middleware EAP technology. Nidhi holds an incredible 10 years of experience in simplifying complex technologies and making life easier for customers and the end users. Don't miss out Nidhi's fascinating insights as she dives in to the very core of Open source documentation tools!

Nilamdyuti, yet another seasoned Technical Writer at Red Hat, is fully loaded with tech DNA like the coveted RHCSA and RHCE. Nilam was a Technical Translator and contributed immensely to Localization services at Red Hat translating Red Hat Enterprise Linux to the regional languages. Watch out for Nilamdyuti as he unleashes his salvo of knowledge on open source technology!

Topic: Nuts and Bolts of Fedora Internationalization, Globalization

Speaker: Pravin Satpute

Pravin has been working in the field of internationalization for the past 10 years. He works in all aspects of i18n i.e. Input, Storage and Display. He is the Project Lead for the Lohit and Liberation fonts’ family. In his session, Pravin will help you understand the core concept of internationalization and help you create a foundation for developing applications adaptable to requirement of non-English languages.

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Topic: Lessons from building open source communities top-down vs bottom-up

Speaker: Kiran Jonnalagadda

Kiran spent a decade as a career tourist, preaching the virtues of open source in multiple industries, before getting mixed up with the startup crowd and founding HasGeek. Through his talk, Kiran will explain the difference between building the open source communities top-down (HasGeek story) as compared to those built the bottom-up (Hasjob story) way. He will also explain why the bottom-up way doesn't mean no control and how can you use these ideas in your community.

Topic: Open security for Open Source

Speaker: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala

Huzaifa is a Senior Product Security Engineer with Red Hat. He is a part of several upstream open source teams like Mozilla, PHP, Python, LibreOffice, etc. He has been a Fedora contributor for 7 years. Huzaifa, through his session, will explain how co-operative handling of security bugs benefits all and what makes open source possibly more secure than closed-source software. He shall also speak about the current problems faced handling security issues collectively and about the Fedora Security team.

Topic: Fedora Badges by Tao Zhao/Alick

Speaker: Tao Zhao

Tao Zhao also known as Alick in the Fedora community is a student at Tsinghua University, China. He is an active Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) user, contributor and promoter. He serves as a Fedora ambassador for various online and offline activities of Fedora Zhongwen (Chinese) User Group (FZUG). In this session, Tao will explain the concept of Fedora badges, give tips on earning Fedora badges and also share some contribution ideas.

Topic: Community Architecture - a different perspective

Speaker: Sankarshan Mukhopadhayay

Sankarshan has been an active member of the Fedora community in various roles including a brief stint as a Fedora Ambassador. Through this interactive session, Sankarshan will discuss the existing approaches of participation in the Fedora community and new methods for building a community that fosters & lives the Fedora values. Sankarshan will also discuss, how increased collaboration and transparency can attract participation from like-minded individuals contributing in similar communities. The talk is expected to involve sharing of experiences and stories on how the existing community members have been able to work together and learn from each other, to make the Fedora Community an amazing place to be.

Topic: Development done responsively (FTW)

Speaker: Sarup Banskota

Sarup is an active contributer to the Fedora Design Infrastructure team and is also a Fedora Ambassador for the Asia Pacific region. He spends most of his time working on diverse projects and has co-authored GlitterGallery, an open source collaboration tool for FLOSS designers. Through this workshop, Sarup will explain Responsive Web Design through a hands-on stint with real web pages. The participants are expected to have sufficient knowledge of HTML/CSS. Sarup will help you understand the practical concepts in Responsive Web Design starting from creation of sketches for a webpage, exploring web layouts in CSS to devising a sample mobile-first approach for developing the page.

Topic: Fedmsg: The message bus of Fedora Infrastructure

Speaker: Sayan Chowdhury

Sayan is an Open Source contributor and a Python/Django Programmer. He is a speaker at various events and meetups including Flock 2014 and PyBelgaum 2015. In this talk, Sayan will introduce the concept of FedMsg and explain how it works. He will also give a demo on building apps over FedMsg.