Introduce yourself - $whoami

Hi all,

I’m Kani. Though technically I’m an engineer, I’m just a good enough coder in C++. Thats the extent of my programming languages. (I’m quite intimidated by all the coders here)

I have been a part of Aapti Institute ( a social impact firm dealing with tech policy) in the last 3 years during which I was introduced to Digital Public Goods and Digital Public Infrastructure. I’m hugely passionate about it and trying to understand it from all lenses.

I have joined this community to learn more about the intersection between DPGs and FOSS. I’m also looking to learn more of programming and contribution to FOSS, so please point to some resources if you know some :slight_smile:

Looking forward to learning loads !


C++ programmers are intimidating enough for me! :slight_smile:

Ashish here.

Having experience in Software & Email Industry. Currently, I am working as a Senior Developer Advocate, India at Elastic.

Started journey with Software Engineer. Throughout the journey, I got the opportunity to work with great minds on various stacks, databases & programming languages. Worked with various types of use cases and contributed to solutions.

I have been wearing multiple hats as a startup guy so got a chance to work on system design, scaling, system architect, coding, maintenance, customer support & tickets, etc. It was not just tech but also marketing & Community engagement.

I am an Open Source fan & Love to contribute to the community. I like to speak about tech.

I am from Mumbai, India. This is my new spot to share my thoughts and findings of technology.

Keep sharing my learnings here


I am Mangesh Mane, I am a 17 year old geek from Solapur, India. I have been using the most famous Open Source Software which we know is Linux from almost 2.5 years now. Linux was the most fascinating thing for me back then in 2019-2020.

I am involved into FOSS by using these open source software everyday in my life. I am a theme designer, and I have my theme named Everblush posted to various open source softwares (including some closed source too :laughing:.

Ofc Linux is my favorite FOSS software.

It’s mostly HN (Hackernews), phoronix, and yeah all the cool kids use RSS Feeds, so do I.



I’m flyingcakes. Endeavour OS team member and among other things, past contributor to KDE. I’ve participated in GSoC and SoK. Will be part of Summer of Nix if accepted. Part time Linux user 2014 - 2019; full time since 2019.

I’ll be interning at Tower Research Capital this summer.

I like working in devops, packaging, system reliability etc.

My web home:

I occasionally write blog posts.


Hello everyone,
This is Hari Krishna and I am a third-year engineering grad. I recently started exploring open source software, and I am particularly interested in Linux.I am eager to contribute to projects that are working to reduce the digital divide and make technology more accessible to everyone .


Hello folks :raised_hands:

I am Prathik Shetty an open source developer and machine learning geek. I am a community maintainer at Mindsdb and Open source AI lead at TCET open source.

I advocate about Open source, Linux and ML.
I build and ship ML products :rocket: in hackathons those are fun.

I came here though FOSS United Mumbai. Thanks for introducing me to the FOSS community.

Btw folks there is an open source confrence at our college ( Thakur College of engineering and technology, kandivali, Mumbai) at 21st July. It will be a fun and interactive event with lightning talks and panel of FOSS people :magic_wand:

Would love to connect there :saluting_face:


Hello everyone,
My name is Harsha, and I am a fifth-year BBA LLB student specializing in Intellectual Property Rights at Alliance University, Bengaluru. I opted for science during my pre university college, but somehow landed in law. Nevertheless, I didn’t lose my interest in software and technologies. That could be the reason for my interest in technology and telecom law. during the course while reading, I realized how west had influenced IPR at international level favoring certain industry. Started reading on open-source movements and was looking for people to collaborate and discuss, finally landed on this forum.
I see there are lot of tech people, if there are people from legal and policy background happy to discuss and contribute.
I’m willing to volunteer with any matter relating to law, Intellectual property, Patents, Research, or Tech policy that add value to the community.

Thank you
Harsha R

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Hi, I’m Swastik Baranwal, a software developer from New Delhi, India passionate about open-source contribution, Gopher, Pythoneer, and DevOps. I am a Compiler Design enthusiast constantly learning and exploring new technologies. I also enjoy writing blogs on Forem’s the platform and am an organizer for FOSS United’s Delhi Chapter.

I specialize in several programming languages such as Go, Python, V, C, Bash, and C++, and I am currently learning TypeScript, JavaScript, and Rust in my free time. I am experienced in using tools like Notepad++, VS Code, Git, GitHub Actions, Gimp, Makefile, Jetbrains, Windows Console, and Jupyter Notebook. I am also expanding my knowledge of DevOps tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, and other related technologies.

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I’m Ramakrishnan Nataraj, an ERPNext Consultant for the last 7 years. I have a strong passion for open source and I’m excited to join this community. Looking forward to sharing my experiences and learning from all of you.

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Hi Folks, this is Aman. A communication expert, Gamer and Footballer.

I have recently joined FOSS United as a Industry Partnership Manager. I believe that communication is the key to success and because of this reason I did journalism and mass communication as my bachelor’s.

Hoping to learn and grow along with you all. And learn more about FOSS in upcoming months.

we are a socio commercial rural startup…specializing in vertical (tech, finance, data, etc.,) but focussing on neutral advice or solutions to industry while still aligning with neutral stakeholders like FOSS, OpenData etc.,

we are a team of eclectic and diverse pool…with empathy towards Tech…but we have aged faster than the hype cycle

As we connect with neutral stakeholders across the world, Visha Arya?? responded to our request to FOSS United

we support National Priority projects like ONDC, UPI, MSME, rural education, Agri/cyber/solar/EV command centres…

we realized that tech background is a must …architecture IASA or Linux Foundation while still owning the piece of software on which you build you business…
while freely helping other business who might need it…FOSS model…it empowers our kids to contribute as well

selfish motive…we find best and brightest talent at IASA, IEEE, CSA and FOSS easily approachable…

for some of our national priority projects we need good solution architects :wink:

we want FOSS to run some meetings at rayalaseema
Re_ FOSS training, grass roots spread and apps (updated).pdf (179.4 KB)


We’d like to announce that Aman Sinha has exited his role with FOSS United Foundation. After careful deliberation, we mutually agreed that this decision aligns with the best interests of both parties. We clarify that Aman Sinha no longer has any formal association with the foundation. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.