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dgplug summer training student Dhriti Shikhar

  • Your name (blog/twitter) and what do you do

Name: Dhriti Shikhar

IRC nick: dhritishikhar

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DhritiShikhar

Blog: https://dhrish20.wordpress.com/

Github profile: https://github.com/DhritiShikhar/

Pagure profile: https://pagure.io/user/dhrish20

I am a final year Engineering student in Information Technology. I am a regular contributor to FOSS and a regular participant of Pune Python meetup.

  • How did you learn about the training?

I learnt about the dgplug training from Chandan Kumar.

  • How this training changed (if at all) your life?

The dgplug training was completely life changing and the best decision I have ever made. I can't imagine a more rewarding way to spend my free time. It helped me to learn the developer tools. I learnt how to use IRC, git, vim, Python. And as a result of that I started contributing to OpenStack and Fedora Infrastructure. I hope to continue learning from dgplug. 

  • Have you contributed to any upstream project(s)? If yes, then details.

I have contributed to:

  • the documentation of various modules in OpenStack
  • Fedora-Hubs
  • Pagure
  • FAS
  • Any tips for the next batch of participants.

DGPLUG is a great place to learn. If you want to contribute to Open Source, attend the training attentively, follow the mentor and ask questions. Show people your passion. Open Source contributions show your willingness to learn. Make sure you blog regularly about new technologies you learn.

Feel free to add anything else you want to talk about.

I am really grateful to Kushal Das for inspiring and guiding me. Also, to really learn and understand a new technology, you should try to implement it. This learn-by-doing spirit is the most valuable thing you will learn in this training.