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Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

I feel that Fedora offers a very stable operating system to the end user, and at the same time, a very diverse and helpful community to anyone who wishes to be a part of it.

Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?

Yes, I've started to package applications for Fedora Repository. I contributed to RTEMS under the GSOC 2013 program and since then I've been actively involved in the community including my recent contribution as being a GCI 2013 mentor where I mentored high school students and helped them learn about open source collaboraitve development by generating tasks on a regular basis. Some of my contributions and work can be seen at

Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?

I participated in GSOC 2013 under RTEMS and successfully completed the Unified APIs project under the mentorship of Joel Sherrill.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program, if yes, which team(s), you are interested with?

Definitely Yes, I'll be contributing to the GLusterFS Project by improving the tool built and on other exciting projects related to xlators maybe, and in Fedora Project as a Package Maintainer.

Why should we choose you over other applicants?

I love building new stuff and hacking my way through to solve a really messy problem. Be it any Hackathon, or a Tech Meetup in New Delhi, You’re bound to find me in almost all the events. I really love spending my time at 24 or 48 hour long Hackathons, building or coding the weekend away. So however complex the code base maybe, I’ll definitely work around to solve my problem. Apart from this, I have successful experience in contributing to Open Source and keen interest in the distributed storage field where Gluster works.