An Awesome Journey Into The Opensource World With Disabilities

Speaker: Bhavanishankar Ravindra

Track: English

Type: Talk

Room: Kabilar Hall

Time: Jan 28 (Sat): 16:10

Duration: 0:30

As the world is more into diversity, and inclusion in the present day world with special emphasis on gender diversity and other forms of diversity, such as disability inclusiveness, is almost forgotten (or more often used like a fad most times than not), as a born disabled person with cerebral palsy to the extent of 75 percent, I would like to present my wonderful journey in the Opensource community from the past 15 years.

I want to talk about how the community has influenced my daily life, from becoming an Ubuntu member then developer, through being on the loco council and app review board, to being in the outreach (now emeritus), and a Debian contributor. Also intending to give an insight to how these stages have enabled me to get 4 civilian awards in India, then become a private entrepreneur now in Budapest and a book author.

In the end, I would like to give an introduction to the world of open source from a diversity point of view, for beginners in the Debian and Ubuntu community.