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About Me


I am Siddharth Shanbhogue, and I'm from Bangalore, India. I have been using Fedora and other Linux based Operating Systems for more than 8 years now, and I am a novice when it comes to development, but I want to give back to the community that I have learnt so much from. I now work as a systems engineer, and am pursuing a career in UNIX and Linux Systems.

More About me

  • Gained a Master's Degree in Computer Applications at RVCE, Bangalore.
  • Learnt to use FOSS and wrote a few research papers based on FOSS and it's implementation.
  • Multilingual in English (Fluent), Hindi (Fluent), Kannada (Fluent), Konkani (Native), Marathi(Partial) and Japanese (learning).
  • Joined Cerner Corporation in 2014 as a UNIX Systems Engineer in the Infrastructure Domain.

What I Have Done

  • Worked on and built an LFS (Linux From Scratch) build in 2011, targeted at the student community.
  • Worked on a Network Login Management System for my College (based on Ubuntu clients & a Debian server)
  • Contributed tutorial posts to Linux blogs such as LinuxCandy.
  • Helped out friends, family (and strangers in IRC as well as in person) with installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Linux based systems.
  • Regularly promote the use of FOSS in my peer community, through Seminars, guest lectures and more whenever possible.
  • Work on Automation in RHEL based servers using Shell Scripting in BaSh and KSh.

What I Want To Do

I want to improve the penetration, usage and community contribution in my city - Bangalore. As of today I do not see any activities or meet-ups happening towards promoting fedora or Linux in particular. This needs to change.

Future Plans

  • Begin contributing and continue to work on Linux based Systems and start application development as well.
  • Work more actively towards tutorial contribution to informative blog sites, including my own.
  • Work towards hosting and conducting FOSS events in my College and University.
  • Work on Open Hardware projects with Pidora [Raspberry Pi with Fedora] and more.
  • Learn more about RedHat Clustering, OpenStack and Docker
  • Get Certified in RHCE, RHCSA and OpenStack Administration

Ways to reach me

E-Mail: irc: sidx64 [usually on #fedora]