On 16th March’17, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore invited Red Hat to be the part of there ongoing CSI fest, Technologix. Red Hat was the premium sponsor of the fest. The event was a success with fresh energy. Most of the students were sophomores and were aware about Fedora, Linux and open source.

Four speakers, including me, decided to go and talk about different technologies used at Red Hat extensively. We traveled from Bangalore to Mysore in a car, with made the journey more exciting. It took us nearly 3.5 hours to reach our destination. On reaching there, Vishnupriya, a student from SJCE, welcomed us and guided us to the guest rooms.

The session started at 2:30 pm with about 150-200 students waiting to learn about technologies used in industry. The CSI members welcomed us with flower bouquet and inspiring words.


The first talk was given by Buvenash Kumar, who is an engineering intern at Red Hat. He has been working with Red Hat for the past year. He talked about virtualization and the different types and benefits of virtualization in Fedora. He also talked about various hypervisors in market like Red Hat Enterprise virtualization, VMWare Esxi, Xenserver.


The talk on Ansible was given by Kanika. She talked about SSH, introduction to Ansible, introduction to YAML, setting up a test environment, and finally Ansible configuration and HOST files (demo) on Fedora.


The talk was given by Ankit Raj. He was a part of GSOC’2015 and contributed to Ruby community. He works on GlusterFS project as associate software engineer at Red Hat. He talked about OpenStack, its usage, OS searchlight concepts and flow, and its contribution guide.

Git and contribution to open source and Fedora

This session was taken up by Sumantro Mukherjee who is Associate Quality Engineer at Red Hat and Arvind Chembarpu, an undergraduate Computer Science student at SJCE Mysore and a part of the CSI technical committee. He is a regular contributor to open source software and was a Fedora intern at Red Hat Bangalore. We both focused on the advantages of contributing to upstream. We focused on few projects on GitHub and explained in a nutshell how a version control works and how to start their contribution.

The event ended on a great note and a small speech by Dr. SK Padma, the head of department of computer science SJCE. She mentioned about the open source wave in their campus and how they promote open source. The speakers were awarded trophies.

After the event, we explored the beautiful campus of the college.

Special thanks