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DevConf India 2018

What is Devconf India 2018?

DevConf.IN 2018 is the annual Developers' Conference to be organised by Red Hat in India. It is meant to provide a platform to the local FOSS community participants to come together and engage in the knowledge sharing through technical talks, workshops, panel discussions, hackathon and such activities.

Event Type:

Conference + Networking

Reason to Attend:



04 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018

My Experience:

It was 2 day conference in Bangalore. I was excited because it was my first big open source related conference which was organized by our company redhat. During these days, I got a chance to meet a lot of open source enthusiast. People from companies like Mozilla, IBM were there to present their topic in conference. I attended 2 conference talks which were presented by my office collegues, Veethika Mishra and Samir Dash. Those talks went great.

Veethika Mishra on "For The Users By The Users":

1. Presentation Date:

4 August, 2018

2. Topic Description:

In case of open source products, the ‘usability’ gets defined by itself. While others struggle to find and interview genuine users of their products, there's a huge pool of stakeholders we know as ‘community’, who are also the actual users of the tools/products, always available to share their valuable inputs and talk about their individual perspectives at their own will. What a team of UX researchers and usability testers could probably miss addressing sitting in isolation in a glass room, can hardly go unseen when there's a huge community involvement. All we need to do as experience designers are shift our focus, from crafting to listening, because everything is already being talked about.

Samir Dash on "DesignOps - Prepared Today for Future of Design:

1. Presentation Date:

5 August, 2018

2. Topic Description:

DesignOps is an approach to design inspired by the culture of DevOps. In this session, we will be touching upon the practical approaches on how to prepare for the next wave in design that compliments DevOps in the concepts of the cultural shift, collaboration, and automation. We will also see what are the available solutions today that contribute to bringing the full circle of design in the context of software development lifecycle.

Other than attending presentations, it was more fun just to being there and talking to people. Below I am attaching some of the images from

In the end, I hope that you liked my experience.

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