“Debian is the Universal Operating System of the users, by the users, for the users.” — Anonymous

DebConf is the annual Debian conference which will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from July 21 to July 29, 2019. MiniDebConfs are local meetings organized by Debian project members to achieve similar objectives to those of the DebConf, but on a regional context. When majority of talks are not Debian specific, it is called DebUtsav - celebration of Free Software by Debian community.

Why attend?

DebUtsav Delhi 2019 is an awesome opportunity for any user who wants to experience the magic of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Here you can hear to some awesome speakers, meet the veterans in FOSS development, develop professional connections which will help you in future, chat with contributors who can guide you, advance the cause of Debian and most importantly, grasp the essence of FOSS development. It is indeed a ‘never miss’ opportunity that will give you a strong foundation to build on!


Pirate Praveen

Debian Developer maintaining large and complex web applications like gitlab and diaspora, which involves maintaining large number of libraries in ruby, JavaScript and golang. A privacy advocate and maintainer of diaspora/matrix servers like poddery.com and diasp.in. A politician promoting direct democratic and transparent organizations with focus on human rights and social justice (pirates.org.in).


A free software user turned contributor. Mostly spends time on Debian Project as a volunteer and for making a living. Also member of Free Software Community of India [FSCI] and maintains a couple of services for the community.


A Librarian turned Free Software Enthusiast. Attracted by Debian philosophy, started contributing. Did first package - a Tibetan font in August 2016. Later on became actively involved with ruby and javascript teams. Involved with maintaining packages like diaspora, gitlab, grunt, gulp etc. Have been conducting workshops on Debian packaging across India with the aim of motivating new contributors. Also involved with organizing free software events, Debian release parties, DebUtsav etc to spread the free software philosphy.

Himanshu Nailwal

Himanshu started using Linux when he was in class 8 and is now very passionate about encouraging people to use Linux and create their own bundle according to their specific needs. Himanshu is also RHCSA, RHCE certified. He has worked with Allianz Partners and right now pursuing his Masters in Data Analytics. He loves to talk about Linux, Open source software, VCS and Machine Learning Algorithms. In his free time, he loves to do cycling.

Swarnim Arun

Swarnim is a computer science enthusiast, with a new found love for blogging. And an avid supporter of FOSS. His current fancy is Computer Graphics and Game Development.

Ishaan Malik

A student researcher in the field of Singularity , currently working on Tillo drone, having knowledge on IOT and NLP. Pursuing research in Advanced Algorithms and Cryptography. Loves Open Source and looking his way to kernel development .

Ashutosh Singh

A coder, sportsman, gamer, technology freak and rider - ashutoshksingh.com

Vipul Gupta

Python developer working with Sugar Labs @ Outreach, community volunteer for PyDelhi and ALiAS (http://asetalias.in), speaks at meetups, writes docs with Mixster and collects Calvin and Hobbes comics on the weekends 🐣 He believes - "The opportunities you seek, are closer that they appear."

Raju Devidas

Raju Devidas

A programmer in Alpha, contributor to Debian and Hamara Linux Project. Uses GNU Emacs

More about me at https://raju.dev

Shashikanth Reddy Palvatla

Shashikanth is a Technologist at SFLC.in (https://sflc.in). He is a data privacy advocate and a free software activist. He believes that the Internet plays a key role in empowering people and it must remain open, inclusive and free from discrimination. He is a member of the Mozilla India community and actively participates in advocacy campaigns. He also volunteers for the Free Software Movement of India. At SFLC.in, he works on digital security trainings intiative "https://security.sflc.in" conducting workshops to raise awareness on privacy risks and measures/tools for protecting privacy.

Manas Kashyap

A developer with a small knowledge of management skills

Karmanya Aggarwal

A developer at Gramener and a research assistant at IIIT Delhi.

Mohit Phulera

An avid Open Source enthusiast and Linux geek,loves to innovate and builds things on Internet.Currently Working on Research Paper Recommender System. Involved in Packaging Node-js & Python Modules for Debian. In his spare time,he loves playing Basketball & Badminton, camping,packaging and programming sometimes.

Utkarsh Gupta

A programmer in Beta. Contributor to many open-source projects, mainly coala, Python, and Debian. Closing bugs in my free time.


Note: TBD are the Sessions which are still to be decided and will be updated soon

Time Debian Track (Class Room) FOSS Track (Conference Room)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Debian Packaging in the time of docker and flatpak by Pirate Praveen Getting started with Open Source and Debian by Ashutosh Singh
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Debian Long Term Support by Abhijith PA Cryptography and Cryptanalysis by Ishaan Malik (30 mins)
Setting Up Goggle Vision API for OCR by Mohit Phulera (remaining 30 minutes)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Nodejs introduction for package maintainers by Pirate Praveen Rust 101 by Swarnim Arun
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM How to become a Debian Developer by Raju Devidas (30 minutes)
Packaging Ruby gems and Node modules by Utkarsh Gupta
and Manas Kashyap (remaining 30 minutes)
Building Data Apps with Gramex by Karmanya
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Packaging Ruby gems and Node modules by Utkarsh Gupta
and Manas Kashyap
SELinux : For The Asgardians by Himanshu Nailwal
05:00 PM Volunteers Meet & Preparations for following day

Time Debian Track (Class Room) FOSS Track (Conference Room)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sponsored Session by Hamara Linux Digital Security and Privacy by Shashikanth
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Bug Squashing Party How gender diverse and inclusive is the Free Software community? by Sruthi
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Bug Squashing Party Take back our data and freedoms by Pirate Praveen
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Bug Squashing Party Digging opportunities in Open-Source by Vipul Gupta
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Bug Squashing Party Mozilla's Global Mission Partners: India by Ranjith Raj Vasam
05:00 PM Closing Notes


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Mini-Debian Conference Pune-2016

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