I went Pune to participate in FUDCon 2015 and it was a wonderful experience for me.
I came to know about the event through one of my friend and after going through the details, I decided to participate in the event. I submitted the talk proposal on FUDCon website and fortunately my talk got accepted in the main event.
I left for Pune on 24th June via KSRTC bus at night and reached Pune nearly at noon, the next day. Bus dropped me at Swargate bus stop.
All the speakers stay was arranged at Cocoon hotel, Magarpatta city by FUDCon organizers, so I headed towards Cocoon hotel from Swargate . Thanks to the organizers for arranging accommodation and for being so welcoming.
Next Day on 26th June, I had to present my talk on “Linux IO : Native SCSI target implementation in linux kernel”. You can find the slides here. Frankly I was little nervous but was also excited as this was the first time I was presenting a technical paper in any event.
And the day finally arrived : Day 1 of FUDCon 2015
In the morning, before leaving for the event, the organizers gave some cool fedora bottles and bags to each speakers 🙂
When I reached MIT college (the venue of the event), I was amazed, as the event started phenomenally well . Many students and open source enthusiasts arrived (even from other cities) to attend the FUDCon event.
There were three tracks focusing on storage, cloud and container technologies, respectively scheduled for three days of the event.
I attended sessions on Glusterfs and ABI compatibility before lunch. My talk was scheduled after lunch and I got a really good response. I was not hoping that I would be able to explain the significance and intricacies of SCSI targets but the interest shown by the audience proved me wrong. I found students very curious to understand the topic. Some of the students even approached me after the session to know more about the topic.
I observed only focused audience (interested students and people from Software companies). There were some cool sessions and workshops scheduled on openstack and linux systems on second day. I attended “Zero to Hero kernel module development” by Suchakra and “contributing to openstack” by Rohan. Both the talks were very informational.
Day 2 finished up and we all headed to BlueO for FUDPub. We did bowling, played foosball and danced till we got tired 😛
Third day was focused on container related workshops (Docker, project atomic, kubernetes, etc). I attended mostly all container workshops and they were really enlightening for newbies who want to sink their heads in container technologies 🙂
As an addendum, I can just say that it was a great event and I really enjoyed, made new friends, interacted with open source enthusiasts and contributors and got inspired. Thanking all the FUDCon organizers and volunteers for this laudable endeavor and giving me opportunity to participate in FUDCon 2015.