I am delighted to announce the Fedora 24 release party which is happening in Red Hat,Bangalore office on Sunday 3rd of July from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Needless to mention that's open to all and we will be discussing about some of the new features and the goodness which you can expect from Fedora 24. We will also talk about how you can participate in making Fedora better by contributing to different projects. We would like to know the amount of people who are willing to come up and hence giving us a reply to this email with RSPV might help us anticipate the number of attendees.
Red Hat India
11th Floor, Tower D, IBC Knowledge Park
No. 4/1 Bannerghatta Road
Event Link :https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Party_F24_Bangalore_India
Timings : 1100hrs to 1400hrs (IST)
On 06/16/2016 09:00 AM, Kushal Das wrote:
> On 15/06/16, Priyanka Nag wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I am not sure if you are aware of the initiative taken by Fedora Women team
>> to help raise awareness and thank the women contributors across the Fedora
>> Project by celebrating the 3rd weekend of July as the Fedora Women Day.
>> Amita and I were planning to host a local version of this event here at
>> Pune. The entire planning process is at a very initial phase and we need
>> your help and input to go ahead with it. Since none of us have ever
>> organized a Fedora event before, we are both pretty unaware of the
>> processes around it.
>> I was reaching out to you all, to request for a quick meeting sometime
>> early next week, to plan further on this. Let me know a suitable time and I
>> can send out meeting invitations accordingly.
>> Since I am not a part of the Fedora community yet, I might have missed out
>> on adding someone in this thread. Please feel free to go ahead and add more
>> people who you think can help us with the event.
> This discussion should really happen on the Fedora India mailing list if
> we are interested to have any community event. I have mentioned about
> public discussion in the actual budget request ticket on Fedora APAC trac .
yeah, good point, CCing mailing list and forwarding rest of the
conversation also on the list.
> I am also CCing site (Rupali) here as I heard that the initial request for the
> event was only for an internal event to RH. Rupali can confirm more
> about this.
> As Amit pointed out in another email in this thread, we should make sure
> that we showcase people's actual achievements in upstream contributions
> in Fedora land. Other than that it will not be that much of a Fedora
Sure, Please feel free to edit wiki page (draft)  to add your
name/names as speakers, whoever wants to talk more on actual upstream
This is the link of the main event -
Indeed, it is a fedora event. I appreciate your guidance and help.
Thanks & Regards,
>  https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-apac/ticket/237
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You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Fedora meetup, Bangalore on 2016-06-25 from 18:00:00 to 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata
The meeting will be about:
# Monthly Fedora meetup, Bangalore
A monthly get together of Fedora enthusiasts in Bangalore to discuss about the latest things happening in the Fedora ecosystem and contribute back to the community. The meetup usually takes place at:
Samrat No.2013, 100 Ft Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Bangalore, Karnataka - 560008
People who cannot make it to the venue can also join us over IRC: #fedora-india on Freenode
The keyboard backlight on my T450s seems to light up on interrupts.
Fn+Spacebar turns it off again. However, that is a somewhat irksome
What should I be doing to ensure that the backlight is turned on when
I choose to? On Fedora 23 this was never an issue.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: Need your help in organizing a Fedora Women Day event at Pune
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:03:18 +0530
From: Amit Shah <amit.shah(a)redhat.com>
To: Priyanka Nag <pnag(a)redhat.com>
CC: Kushal Das <kdas(a)redhat.com>, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
<huzaifas(a)redhat.com>, Pravin Satpute <psatpute(a)redhat.com>, Parag
Nemade <pnemade(a)redhat.com>, Amita Sharma <amsharma(a)redhat.com>
On (Wed) 15 Jun 2016 [18:45:36], Priyanka Nag wrote:
> Thank you so much for your feedback Amit. @Amita, could you start a thread
> on the ambassador's list as Amit has suggested? And about the plan or
> agenda, we don't have much to share as such...this is all we have as of now
> - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWD_Pune.
- Have people come up and speak on opportunities for women in the
Fedora Project (and open source in general)
- Showcase contributions by women in Fedora
- Talk about this new Diversity group and how it'll help
- Try to get college people (women profs, women students) attend the
- Collectively, I think we have contacts at MIT Pune, SICSR, COEP,
Indira Instt of Tech -- there should be more that I forget /
don't know of.
- Similarly, talk to other women in our circles working close by in
Magarpatta to check if they can come attend / talk if they have open
It'll be great if proceedings are recorded in some way - video or text
transcriptions, so that the message reaches a much wider audience than
the one that's participating physically.
Also, I expect most presenters to be male; will this send out a
confusing message? Or, are there women members who can step up to the
challenge and prepare material before the sessions? It's always
better to have people who have done stuff talk about it rather than
just highlighting someone else's achievements -- so hopefully this
serves as a good launchpad for local women to actually start doing
something so the next year's event is much better.
> Waiting for more feedback from others on the thread :)
BTW the Ambassadors won't be able to come up with budget, so if you
need any, it'll be better to get the site team involved.
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The award is annually given out to a person who has done notable work
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of Python programming language in local communities in India.
Kindly send in your nominations which will be reviewed and a winner
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PyCon India, the premier conference in India, happening at JNU Convocation
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Feel free to go ahead and submit your talk/workshop at
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