I was in Pune from 26 June to 28 June, 2015, attending FUDCon 2015.
It was definitely a great experience of going to a new place, meeting new people and learning new things all at the same time.Here is my day wise experience.
DAY 1: Friday, 26th June 2015
There was an introductory session , Fedora for everything and everyone which supposedly started at 9:00 A.M.I was a bit late and lost in the big campus of MIT (Maharashtra institute of technology, Pune).
MIT college entrance.
And then I realized that I was not the only one lost, one of the speakers, Sarup Banskota, was in the same condition (which I did not know by then that he was a speaker :P) . I had a small conversation with him and contacted the juniors who guided me then.
We attended the discussion on how open source should become a part of present education system and how remote places in Bengal have already started working on it. NCERT has also taken a similar initiative,
P.S : This was that talk which I attended unknowingly. Entered the wrong place at wrong time. But was not worthless at all.
Then I attended a talk on ABI Compatibility for Dummies by Sinny Kumari and then followed by Spartakus: Fighting kernel ABI breakages through semantic processing of linux source code by Samikshan Bairagya. Little did I understand but got to know about some thing new and interesting.
After lunch I attended lightning talks which were short and interesting followed by a talk on Linux-IO : Native scsi target implementation in linux kernel , which I did not understand. 😛
Then which I understood completely was the next talk Documentation: It’s Important and Difficult.
DAY 2: Saturday, 27th June 2015
My day started with Present and Future of Fedora Workstation talk which included the new apps, features and changes in fedora workstation and its impacts.
Then I attended a talk on Documentation in Open Source since it was an extension to what I had attend on day 1.
This included the process of documentation and the tools used for each step.
Then which I was eagerly waiting for to clarify my doubts on was Compiling Linux Kernel & Submit first patch.Disappointingly the speaker was late and began writing modules. 🙁
Nothing of compilation and first patch was taken. I did not attend the second half of the day.
DAY 3: Sunday, 28th June 2015
Since I had a slight idea about dockers and container (Thanks to Bithin bhaiya),I decided to attended all the talks and workshops related to dockers and container.
Docker Basics Workshop.
There was a huge wifi trouble which was making it difficult to have a proper workshop.
But nonetheless, this was made very simple and easy to understand by the speakers Aditya Patawari, Lalatendu Mohanty, Shivaprasad Katta .
Everything was linked with the previous workshop. Detailed talk on Project Atom was given followed by the workshop. From setting up Atomic host to deploying containers.
This was again more of a talk which was supposedly a work shop due to lack of time and resources.
Orchestration of Docker containers using Openshift v3 and Kubernetes.
This one was difficult and was made boring by the speaker.
Most of them were from RedHat. There were handful of students attending FUDCon. People were surprised seeing freshers and sophomores attending it.
Everyone was really helpful and ready to explain in layman’s language to students like us.
I asked Sarup Banskota for suggestions for attending talks as a sophomore and suggested me that I cannot learn all of the new things at a time (some of which were new to him too ) but can know about new things and learn gradually.
The most inspiring thing was people very much experienced ( who would be around 40 years old) were sitting with us learning new things, putting up questions and suggesting new ideas.
This was An Experience to be remembered and made use of.