February 6, 2017 | 20:30

PyLadies Pune Meetup - February 2017

The PyLadies Pune February Meetup was held on 6th Feb at reserved-bit. Kushal took a session on MicroPython on the MicroBit boards. Thanks to @ntoll for sending over the MicroBits for workshops. I reached down to the venue a bit late. On reaching the venue, Kushal told me that he forgot the boards at home and I went to his place to pick the MicroBits. Most of the participants were regular participants for the meetup so Kushal took a quick course on Python. Read more

February 4, 2017 | 12:00

Redesigning fedimg (Part 2): Communication with AWS

In the previous post, I discussed what is fedimg and how it works currently. In this post, I plan to explain the issue in the current uploading process of the AMIs and how we plan to fix it. What’s the problem? fedimg boots an utility instance using the RHEL AMI configured for that region. The problem with this design is that while adding a new region we need to look for the appropriate RHEL AMI in the newer region first. Read more

January 30, 2017 | 20:00

Redesigning the fedimg AMI creation process - Part 1

What is fedimg? Fedimg is a Python-powered service that uploads the Fedora Cloud images on various Cloud providers. such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) . How does it currently work? Fedimg listens to fedmsg for nightly as well as the production compose builds messages. On receiving a new message, the FedimgConsumer triggers the upload process. fedimg uses fedfind to extract the metadata for the compose from where it get’s the URL for the compressed raw image files. Read more

November 26, 2016 | 15:10

PyCon India 2016

PyCon India, this year was held at New Delhi at the JNU Convention Center. Dev Sprints During the Dev Sprint, Farhaan and Vivek were sprinting on Fedora Infrastructure projects primarily helping people contribute to Pagure. Other projects/orgs like SciPy, Red Hat team, FOSSAsia, Junction etc were also sprinting. The Dev Sprint turned out to have a good participation and couple of PRs were sent out by the participations. More than that, it’s more about participants getting to know about on how to contribute. Read more

March 23, 2016 | 17:22

FOSSASIA 2016 - Day 2

I left early for the venue as haseeb had the first talk of the day and I was volunteering for the Python track. The day started off with a talk by Stephanie Taylor on Introduction to GSoC, and GCI. She talked about the programs Google Summer of Code and Google Code In. She shared some statistics from the past years. The students of GCI last year completed more than 4k tasks, among them 1k+ was done by the students under FOSSASIA organization. Read more

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