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Akashdeep Dhar
Personal information
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Birthday: December 12
Homepage: https://atlasdoc.netlify.app
E-mail: akashdeep DOT dhar AT gmail DOT com
Contact information
IRC: t0xic0der on irc.libera.chat
Twitter: t0xic0der
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/t0xic0der/
GitHub: t0xic0der

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: t0xic0der
Fedora e-mail: t0xic0der@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: t0xic0der.fedorapeople.org
 


TLDR

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

About

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.

Contributions

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 applications 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.

Works

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

Engineering

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

Management

  • 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

Media

I have (co-)participated in the following talks, discussions and events.

Fedora Linux 39 Release Party

  1. Fedora Mentor Summit 2023 Retrospective (10 Nov 2023) [UPLOAD PENDING]
  2. Fedora Badges 2.0 (10 Nov 2023) [UPLOAD PENDING]

Flock To Fedora 2023 (Cork, Ireland)

  1. Fedora Websites and Apps Revamp Community Initiative Retrospective (02 Aug 2023)
  2. State of Community Applications and Infrastructure (02 Aug 2023)
  3. What's New in Systemd? (03 Aug 2023)
  4. Fedora Mentor Summit Kickoff and Reflection on Mentoring in Fedora Community (04 Aug 2023)
  5. Mentoring and Mentorship Best Practices in Fedora (04 Aug 2023)
  6. Why You Should Join a Community (04 Aug 2023)

Fedora Linux 38 Release Party

  1. Fedora Websites 3.0: Delving into a contributor-friendly semantic website (02 Jun 2023)
  2. How To Join Fedora (02 Jun 2023)
  3. Community Platform Engineering - Who We Are and What We Do (03 Jun 2023)
  4. Fedora Workstation State of Gaming (03 Jun 2023)

Community Platform Engineering F2F 2023 (Barcelona, Spain)

  1. Mentorship Within The Team and Beyond (21 Mar 2023)

FOSDEM 2023 (Brussels, Belgium)

  1. Fedora CoreOS - Your Next Multiplayer Homelab Distro (04 Feb 2023)
  2. Linux Distributions’ State of Gaming (05 Feb 2023)

Fedora Linux 37 Release Party

  1. Fedora Websites & Apps Objective Revamp update (05 Nov 2022)

Nest With Fedora 2022

  1. Fedora Websites 3.0 (05 Aug 2022)
  2. Fedora Council Town Hall (06 Aug 2022)
  3. Fedora Workstation's State of Gaming (06 Aug 2022)

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)

Authorship

I have authored the following set of articles.

Fedora Magazine

  1. The Community Platform Engineering F2F 2023 Experience - Part II (15 May 2023)
  2. The Community Platform Engineering F2F 2023 Experience - Part I (24 Apr 2023)
  3. The Fedora Project FOSDEM 23 Experience (10 Mar 2023)
  4. Fedora Workstation's State of Gaming (17 Jun 2022)
  5. Fedora Workstation's State of Gaming - A Case Study of Control (2018) (21 Mar 2022)

Community Blog

  1. CPE Weekly Update - Week 33 2023 (21 Aug 2023)
  2. CPE Weekly Update - Week 24 2023 (16 Jun 2023)
  3. Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative - Part IV (25 May 2023)
  4. Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative - Part III (18 May 2023)
  5. Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative - Part II (11 May 2023)
  6. Wrapping up the Fedora Websites and Apps Community Initiative - Part I (02 May 2023)
  7. CPE Weekly Update - Week 45 2022 (26 Nov 2022)
  8. CPE Weekly Update - Week 45 2022 (11 Nov 2022)
  9. Fedora Websites and Apps Team - What have we been up to? (18 Oct 2022)
  10. CPE Weekly Update - Week 39 2022 (https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/cpe-weekly-update-week-39-2022/)
  11. Contribute to the Fedora Project during Hacktoberfest 2022 (29 Sep 2022)
  12. Meetbot Logs 2.0 is Out Now (07 Jul 2022)
  13. CPE Weekly Update - Week 25 2022 (24 Jun 2022)
  14. Fedora Websites and Apps Objective Revamp Update: April 2022 (26 Apr 2022)
  15. CPE Weekly Update – Week of October 25th – 29th (28 Oct 2021)
  16. Call for Projects and Mentors for Outreachy December-March Cohort (10 Sep 2021)
  17. Proposed Objective: Fedora Websites & Apps Community Revamp (14 May 2021)
  18. Join Fedora’s Hacktoberfest event (30 Sep 2020)

GitLab

  1. How building modern websites with GitLab led to a healthier Fedora Project community (11 Jul 2023)

Association

  1. Can Raleigh’s Red Hat remain a rebel under the banner of IBM? (30 Apr 2023)

Accolades

Count

I have been awarded 80 badges until now.

Badges

Baby Badger I Voted: Fedora 32 Junior Editor Macaron (Cookie I) Mugshot Sensei I Voted: Fedora 33 Speak Up! Let Me Introduce Myself Junior Badger (Badger I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) FOSDEM 2021 Attendee It still works! Egg Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Inclusive Open Source Community Orientation It's a Cake Thing I Voted: Fedora 34 Learning from Sensei Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Secretary General Black and White (Cookie III) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Lets have a party Fedora 34 Nest Attendee 2021 Community Survey Taker I Badge Off! Science (Kernel Tester I) Museum Visitor In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Lets have a party Fedora 35 Community Messenger I I Voted: Fedora 35 Rockin' & Rollin' Extra!  Extra! Embryo Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II) Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Council Member Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I Voted: Fedora 36 Community Survey Taker 2022 Community Messenger II Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 36 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) No Longer a Ronin I voted: Fedora 37 Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Community Messenger III Top 500 Lets have a party Fedora 37 Tadpole CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee Let's have a party (Fedora 38) Corporate Drone FOSDEM 2023 Attendee Objective Completed I voted: Fedora 38 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Community Survey Taker 2023 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Ghost Tour Let's have an anniversary party (Fedora 39) Flock 2023 Attendee Maestro I voted: Fedora 39 CentOS Connect 2024 Attendee Fedora Appreciation Week 2023 FOSDEM 2024 Attendee