CouchDesign Collaboration journey through India
During December 2015 and January 2016 we are staying in India, visiting Linux friends.
Our friend Maja will attend 2nd half of the trip.
Interests: We are both involved in Free Software, with a special interest in design and custom systems.
Collaboration: We prefer round-table discussions over giving talks. Do your work place use Debian-based servers, or have you privately tuned your laptop/desktop, and can imagine such customizations being relevant for others too? We would love to learn about it, as our interest is in exploring ways to generalize compositions of Debian.
Travel: We like the pace of train rides, and like it for environmental reasons too.
Hosting: We can afford staying at hotels, but much prefer visiting our friends privately. We bring sleeping bags and would like to contribute to the household during our stay.
Plans currently look like this:
- Dec 2 06:35 Arrival at terminal 3 of New Delhi airport♦.
- Dec 2 Metro+train+auto ride via New Delhi♦ to Manesar♦.
- Collaborate with Hamara Linux developers.
- Stay at Hyatt Regency♦.
- Dec 10 Train+bus ride to Kathmandu♦.
- Dec 17 Bus ride to Pokhara♦.
- Dec 19 - Dec 22 Bus+train ride to Hyderabad♦.
- Visit Medhamsh and other friends.
- Dec 23 Meeting with Swecha♦ developers.
- Dec 23 Visit ThoughtWorks♦ developers.
- Dec 24 Debian package session with ThoughtWorks♦ developers.
- Dec 28 - Dec 29 Participate in Swecha demo.
- Dec 29 Visit ThoughtWorks developers.
- Dec 30 Meeting on net neutrality with students at IIIT.
- Dec 31 Visit ThoughtWorks developers.
- Jan 2 Swecha workshop on desktop theming and contributing to Debian.
- Jan 2 Meeting with Swecha and academics.
- Jan 3 Debian package session with ThoughtWorks developers.
- Jan 4 06:00 Car ride to Khammam.
- Jan 4 10:00 - 12:00 Visit with Swecha to Vijaya, Khammam.
- Jan 4 14:00 - 16:00 Visit with Swecha to Kits, Khammam.
- Jan 4 18:00 Visit friends, Khammam.
- Stay at Vishnu Residency♦.
- Jan 5 07:00 Car ride to Warangal.
- Jan 5 10:00 - 12:00 Visit with Swecha to Vagdevi, Warangal.
- Jan 5 13:00 Car ride to Karimnagar.
- Jan 5 14:00 - 16:00 Visit with Swecha to Jits, Karimnagar.
- Jan 5 17:00 - 19:00 Hang out with Swecha core volunteers, Swecha resource center, Karimnagar.
- Jan 6 10:00 - 12:00 Visit with Swecha to Vits, Karimnagar.
- Jan 6 13:00 Car ride to Hyderabad.
- Jan 6 19:05 - Jan 7 06:05 Train ride to Bengaluru♦.
- Jan 12 21:00 - Jan 13 13:00 Train ride to Kerala♦.
- Visit Cherry and other hackers at KEK♦
- Jan 18 Meeting with Arun and ICFOSS
- Jan 19 14:50 - Jan 20 07:30 Train ride to Chennai♦.
- Jan 21 10:00 - 17:00 Hallway discussions at CDAC with BOSS developers
- Jan 21 12:00 Meeting at NIC with Gopinath S from NKN team of NIC
- Jan 22 10:00 - 16:00 Meetings at CDAC with BOSS teams: core OS, Cloud, Big data
- Jan 23 10:00 - 13:00 Meeting at CDAC with executive director Prakash
- Jan 23 15:00 - 18:00 Meeting with ILUG-C
- Jan 23 Dinner with Shakthi
- Jan 24 12:00 - 18:00 Discussions with FSFTN
- Jan 25 11:00 Meeting at CDAC with Gopinath S from NKN team of NIC
- Jan 25 22:50 - Jan 26 23:25 Train ride to Pune♦.
- Jan 27 Train ride to Mumbai♦.
- Jan 27 Visit Kumar.
- Visit Amey and other friends.
- Jan 30 9:00 - 19:00 MiniDebconf Mumbai♦
- Jan 31 9:00 - 19:00 MiniDebconf Mumbai
- Feb 1 04:00 Departure via terminal 2 of Mumbai airport♦.
We do not seek jobs in India - but are not on holiday either: Our work with customers in Denmark continue as usual, via internet.