I arrived in Pune yesterday. The moment I reached Hotel Cocoon, I met Kushal, Jared Smith (Fedora Project Leader), Joerg Simon and Robert who were getting ready to check out the Red Hat office here in Magarpatta City, Pune. I rushed into my room, dumped my bag and went with them to check out the office myself. It is a nice place to work, calm and quiet though sense of security among the CyberCity security guards is a bit weird. I got to meet Shankarshan, Shakthi Kannan, Shreyank, Amit Shah and the the man who has been with Fedora since dinosaurs, Rahul Sundaram. Afterwards, I went out to meet some of my local friends. As last foss.in, I am sharing my room with Arun SAG. I had a lot of fun meeting everyone.
I woke up early in the morning, well 6:45 am, to get ready for FUDCon. Reached venue after Kushal’s several head counts and the event kick started with a welcome note by the Director of College of Engineering, Pune. It was followed by Jared’s “State of Union” address. I simply loved how he managed to give his address without a single word on his slides. That was awesome!
I had a printed schedule with me which I had already marked for “must-attend” talks. So, I headed for SSSD talk by Kaushik which was very informative. I guess I can use it on my machine. I also attended Amit’s talk about git and Joerg’s talk on Fedora Security lab and OSSTMM.
I had an amazing time with everyone. One thought by Jared which is still revolving in my mind would be “fail early, fail often”.