Biannual updates – 2018

I like to maintain a log of things and here are my mid-year updates for 2018. The year has been going great, so far. Code This time it was lot of Open Source coding as an Open Source Advocate Release of Zalando's first State of Open Source Report Design, development and launch of Zalando's Open Source... Continue Reading →

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Open Source Advocate – Week #1

This week I started out as an Open Source Advocate at Zalando in the shiny new Open Source team with Paul & Per. Together, we are the 3 P's! The team is meant to develop Zalando’s Open Source strategy and consult the wider organisation on how to implement it safely, measurably and with impact in mind.... Continue Reading →

MozRetreat’18 – a recap

Last week I joined a cohort of 43 people from 12 countries in the beautiful city of Eindhoven, Netherlands for MozRetreat! We were a team of friends, partners, network members, Mozilla staff and first-time collaborators to become festival wranglers and shape the design of the MozFest program. I was invited because of my continued involvement... Continue Reading →

LibrePlanet 2018

I attended LibrePlanet 2018 in Boston last week. Thank you to Free Software Foundation & Outreachy, I received a travel grant to attend this event because of my participation in Outreachy last year. LibrePlanet is an annual conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation for free software enthusiasts and anyone who cares about the intersection of technology... Continue Reading →

Working in the open…

Last week I attended LibrePlanet. Out of the many talks, 'Diversity in Free Software' by Marina, Outreachy co-organiser was my favorite <3. Here is an attempt to write sketchnotes from the talk. Yes, sketchnotes is a thing. I used to fancy having an all-green Github dashboard 🙂 I have always wanted to contribute to opensource... Continue Reading →

2017 – Reflections

Happy 2018 everyone! I wish you all a great year ahead. This post is to summarise my hits and misses for 2017. Here is the biannual update and lot of other things got done after that. 2017 has been my most productive year so far, personal & professional. I submitted my first Pull Request to... Continue Reading →

Lightbeam updates

Here are two quick updates about Lightbeam because I can't contain the excitement to myself. Lightbeam goes responsive, yayyyyy!!! Responsive UI I am extremely happy for achieving this today. Making the UI responsive was there in our to-dos, but this one got done today accidentally in an attempt to answer few of the comments on... Continue Reading →

Am I a fraud?

Imposter Syndrome is described as a feeling of "phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement". While these people "are highly motivated to achieve", they also live in fear of being 'found out' or exposed as frauds. (Clance and Imes, 1978) Recently, I had this... Continue Reading →

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