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Akashdeep Dhar
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Pronouns: He/Him/His
Birthday: December 12
E-mail: akashdeep DOT dhar AT gmail DOT com
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Twitter: t0xic0der
GitHub: t0xic0der

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I am a creative engineer who brings out the best in people.


I have been a GNU/Linux enthusiast since my early college days with keen interests in networking, cloud computing, self-hosting and operating systems. Having been diagnosed with an acute distro-hopping syndrome, I have tried a multitude of GNU/Linux distributions before settling for Fedora Workstation (and never moving away since). The use of leading-edge technologies, distribution as quick point releases and the support by a friendly diverse collective of users and contributors made me want to give back in a way that helps the community grow substantially. Being a proponent of free and open-source software, I advocate for equitable and inclusive participation in the projects that I help develop and maintain.


I had the opportunity to work full-time on free and open-source software when I joined Red Hat's Community Platform Engineering team in 2021. Since then, I have been helping with developing/maintaining projects and monitoring/administrating services on Fedora Infrastructure and CentOS Infrastructure. I have also been leading the efforts on revamping the workflow of managing our websites and application as being the lead of the Fedora Websites and Apps Team and an objective representative in the Fedora Council. To help with the mentorship efforts, I have also been a general mentor twice and a technical mentor once for the Outreachy internships and coordinated the community's participation in such programmes.


I have worked on and am actively contributing to the following areas.


  • Developing applications
  • Maintaining websites
  • Supporting infrastructure
  • Setting CI/CD pipelines
  • Packaging software
  • Facilitating localization
  • Performing QA activities
  • Mentoring interns/newbies


  • Participating in governance
  • Conducting classrooms
  • Organizing multiple events
  • Providing support on forums
  • Writing articles and documentation
  • Representing the community
  • Guiding teams/SIGs
  • Onboarding new contributors


I have participated in the following talks, discussions and events.

Fedora Linux 36 Release Party

  1. Fedora's Workstation State of Gaming (28 May 2022)
  2. Fedora Websites and Apps Team Revamp Objective Update (19 May 2022)

Fedora Linux 35 Release Party

  1. Fedora Websites and Apps Team Revamp Objective Update (08 Dec 2021)
  2. Monitoring Applications in Fedora Infra (08 Dec 2021)

Nest With Fedora 2021

  1. Fedora Websites and Apps Team Revamp Objective Overview (30 Sep 2021)
  2. Fedora Council Town Hall (30 Sep 2021)
  3. Fedora Join SIG Ninja Talk (30 Sep 2021)
  4. Fedora Graphs (30 Sep 2021)

Fedora Linux 34 Release Party

  1. Fedora Websites and Apps Team Revamp Objective Update (03 Jun 2021)
  2. Fedora Join SIG: How to Join Fedora (03 Jun 2021)

Fedora Classroom

  1. Git 101 with Pagure (17 Jul 2020)


I have authored the following set of articles.

Fedora Magazine

  1. Fedora Workstation State of Gaming - A Case Study of Control (2018) (21 Mar 2022)

Community Blog

  1. Fedora Websites and Apps Objective Revamp Update: April 2022 (26 Apr 2022)
  2. CPE Weekly Update – Week of October 25th – 29th (28 Oct 2021)
  3. Call for Projects and Mentors for Outreachy December-March Cohort (10 Sept 2021)
  4. Proposed Objective: Fedora Websites & Apps Community Revamp (14 May 2021)
  5. Join Fedora’s Hacktoberfest event (30 Sep 2020)



I have been awarded 74 badges until now.


Baby Badger I Voted: Fedora 32 Sensei Macaron (Cookie I) Mugshot Junior Editor I Voted: Fedora 33 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Let Me Introduce Myself Junior Badger (Badger I) FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Speak Up! It still works! Egg Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) It's a Cake Thing Inclusive Open Source Community Orientation Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Learning from Sensei Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Black and White (Cookie III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) I Voted: Fedora 34 Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Lets have a party Fedora 34 Badge Off! Nest Attendee 2021 Community Survey Taker I Secretary General In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Community Messenger I Science (Kernel Tester I) Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 35 Lets have a party Fedora 35 Extra!  Extra! Rockin' & Rollin' Embryo Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II) Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Lets have a party Fedora 36 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) I Voted: Fedora 36 Community Survey Taker 2022 Council Member Community Messenger II Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee No Longer a Ronin Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Lets have a party Fedora 37 Community Messenger III Top 500 I voted: Fedora 37 CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee Tadpole Objective Completed FOSDEM 2023 Attendee I voted: Fedora 38 Corporate Drone Let's have a party (Fedora 38) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Community Survey Taker 2023 Flock 2023 Attendee Ghost Tour