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Kushal Das

I am the Fedora Cloud Engineer, and also a Fedora Ambassador and mentor from India. I keep contributing to various teams inside Fedora, like docs, l10n, artwork, packaging, marketing. I am a CPython Core developer and director at Python Software Foundation.

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About Me

  • I am a Free Software developer and a coordinator of Linux Users Group of Durgapur (dgplug ). I stay in Pune, in India. I try to cover different GNU/Linux events through the country to spread the words of Fedora. My LUG, dgplug is mainly full of Fedora users :)
  • I am a fellow at Python Software Foundation.
  • I maintain various packages in Fedora, a list can be found at
  • I wrote a book on Python programming language, you can read it at here
  • I organize an online summer training for students which is generally attended by students all across India and from few other countries. 2017 is the 10th year of the training. Details can be found here
  • I teach Python in various workshops and also online.


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Talks & Workshops

  • "MicroPython and NodeMCU", workshop at FOSSASIA, 2017
  • "Micropython workshop for kids", Science Hack Day, India 2016
  • "Testing containers using Tunir", Flock, Poland, 2016
  • "Automated testing of CPython patches", Language summit, PyCon 2016
  • "Tunir, a simple CI", Flock, USA, 2015
  • "Document your code", workshop at FOSSASIA 2015
  • "Exciting days with Python", at FOSSASSIA 2015
  • "Moments from my ongoing journey", keynote at PyCon India 2014
  • "Document your code", python-sphinx workshop at PyCon India 2014
  • "Document your code", python-sphinx workshop at PyCon India 2013
  • "Document your code", python-sphinx workshop at Flock 2013
  • "Darkserver: Current and future roadmap" at Flock 2013
  • "Darkserver: help to debug userspace" at PyCon US 2013
  • "Document your code" at 2012
  • "Introduction to Python" at PyCon India 2012
  • "Document your code" at PyCon India 2012
  • "Python workshop" at FUDCon KL 2012
  • "Darkserver, way to the new world" at FUDCon KL 2012
  • "gobject-introspection, a new friend to help" at PyConIndia, 2011
  • "Fedora Activity Day" at NIT Durgapur, 2011
  • "Python workshop" at NIT Durgapur, 2011
  • "System programming using Python" at NIT Durgapur, 2011
  • "Python Deadly Combo" at PyConIndia, 2010
  • "Python workshop" at GNUnify, 2010
  • "Deadly Combo" at FOSS.IN, 2009
  • "Python Workshop" at Malda Engineering College, 2009
  • "OpenPCD: Free Hardware, Software for RFID" at LinuxTag , Berlin , Germany, 2007
  • "OpenPCD: Free Hardware, Software for RFID" at FOSS.NITC meet, Calicut, 2007
  • "Python and PyQt4" at SISCR, Pune , 2008
  • "KDE Application Development" in Horizon07, Durgapur, 2006
  • "Inside of Fedora Extras, a technical journey" in FOSS.IN 2006
  • "Its Fedora" in "A day with Fedora", Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur, 2006
  • "An introduction to AJAX & Rico" in Linuxasia 2006
  • "dgplug,­first trip Round the Sun..problems & answer” in FOSS.IN 2005

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