• Mini-Debian Conference Pune

    College of Engineering Pune
    (Academic Complex)

    30 & 31st
      July, 2016
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About Us

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

— Anonymous

DebConf is the annual Debian conference which is held in a different country every year. DebConf16 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2nd to the 9th of July 2016.

Mini-DebConfs are local meetings organized by Debian project members to achieve similar objectives to those of the DebConf, but on a regional context.

Why Attend ?

A Mini-DebConf is an awesome opportunity for any user who wants to experience the magic of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Here you can meet the veterans in FOSS development, develop professional connections which will help you in future, chat with contributors who can guide you, present in front of a grand audience 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!




Call for Proposals has ended. Thanks to all the speakers for submitting proposals.

 Praveen A

“One of 9 Debian Developers from India and a Free Software consultant. He is a member of debian's rubygems packaging team. He maintains gitlab and diaspora packages in debian. He is also a privacy advocate and podmin team member of diaspora pods at poddery.com & diasp.in. He is also an administrator of 100% Free Software git hosting platform at git.fosscommunity.in. He is a proponent of peer to peer organizations and direct democracy and promotes these ideas through Indian Pirates"

- Praveen A


“Rahulkrishnan R A works in the Procera Networks Deep Packet Inspection at CSS CORP PVT LTD. He is a Debian and Hamara Linux Contributor. Member of Debian Ruby Team.”

- Rahulkrishnan RA

Chandrakant Dhutadmal

“Chandrakant Dhutadmal is currently working as Senior Technical officer, in C-DAC, Pune. He has interest in Software localization, Quality Engineering, Technical Evangelism and Project Management. He is an active member of FOSS projects like “Mozilla Firefox”, "Libre Office" and “FUEL” projects. He holds post graduate degree in computer engineering from University of Pune and has over 14 years of experience in language technology and engineering education.”

- Chandrakant Dhutadmal

“An Entrepreneur, Researcher and Open Source enthusiast, expertise on - Operating Systems & System programming, Embedded & Mobile computing,Wireless and Low Power Wireless Networking & IoT. Currently, he is the Director of Mobile Embedded Labs Pvt.Ltd and Managing Partner at Vayum Infrastructure LLP, working the domain of Wireless Networking and IoT.”

- Siji Sunny

“Anwesha Das, an Advocate had worked as a Mortgage Attorney for 6 years. She is an active user of FOSS technologies. She contributes to Fedora Project. One of her major goal is to help the FOSS developers with the legal aspect of the software industry. She uses Python for her legal research. She is helping the PyLadies Pune chapter to reboot with the rest of the community.”

-Anwesha Das

“Software Professional having substantial experience of working with Free Software specifically Debian-based Distros.Give advocacy and Basic FOSS Trainings. Particularly interested to network and Work with FOSS-based businesses and individuals. Also enjoy debating over various copyleft licenses.”

-Shirish Agrawal

Vikas Tara

“Vikas Tara has been a passionate follower and preacher of open source technologies from a very young age.A serial entrepreneur, all his companies run on open source software. Supported by his UK based enterprise application consultancy and publishers, Technology Blueprint, and his Gurgaon-based software company Techblue Software, he has developed an Operating system called Hamara, specifically catering to the Indian community. He aims to bring about a social change by exchange of skills,knowledge and ideas.”

- Vikas Tara

“A Post Graduate Engineer in Laser and Electro-optics from DIAT DRDO Pune, with graduate in Electronics and Communication from TIT, Bhopal, followed by 4+ years of experience in Image Processing, Embedded systems and Control Systems. She has a good expertise in Image Processing techniques, LASERS, Control Systems, Embedded systems, RTOS, Linux, Python, MATLAB, AWK.”

-Aditi Bhatt

“A software engineery by profession, Krishnakant is an expert in Python with experience in Java. He is working as a IT adviser for many government projects. He is the Lead developer of GNUKhata.”

-Krishnakant Mane

“Rigved is an Operations Engineer working in the System Architect team at Endurance International Group, India. He likes playing football, reading Fiction and automating everything in Python. He is currently studying Machine Learning.”

-Rigved Rakshit

“FOSS enthusiast who started her Open Source journey at Mini-Debian Conference Pune 2010 where she learned contributing to Debian. She is currently working on OpenStack Neutron as a part of Outreachy and has formerly interned with Rails Girls SoC.”

-Sana Khan

“An OpenStack Contributor, Former Outreachy Intern at OpenStack, Software Developer, FOSS lover, RGSoCer.”

-Akanksha Agarwal

 Swapnil Kulkarni

“Swapnil Kulkarni has graduated from COEP in 2011, currently working with Veritas. He was a part of organizing team of mini-debian conference organized in 2010.”

-Swapnil kulkarni

Augustine Correa

“Techie, trekkie, foodie, indie. Solving issues one container at a time.”

- Augustine Correa

Vipul Gupta

“Final year student from MIT, Pune. He is an active member of (MIT Computer Users Group)MCUG and have been a part of this committee for the past two years. Staying true to their motto, "Sharing Knowledge. Bridging Gaps", they put their heads into teaching FOSS technologies to newbies and keep learning new technologies from each other. Driven by their passion for Open Source Community, they organize their flagship event,"Linuxication".”

- Vipul Gupta

Dyvik Chenna

“Entrepreneur, Founder of bbayconnect.com. Mozilla Representative. He was a part of regional marketing team for Mozilla South Asia and was also a speaker at Fossasia3 Singapore to represent Infa global (internet for all and global).Localization lead for Support @ Mozilla, Executive member of advertising and branding club of IBS Hyderabad. He has delivered more than 30+ lectures regarding Mozilla and its products.Recently, has also addressed many startups, being a support for startup ecosystem in Hyderabad.”

- Dyvik Chenna

Aastha Vijay

“Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of bbayconnect.com. Mozillian and FSA. Currently, also the marketing lead of the Firefox club at Cummins college of engineering for Women. She is really competitive and maintains a really good network with entrepreneurs. She is an open source, electronic (embedded) systems, marketing enthusiast. She is currently working to bridge the gap between Avaya India, pune and her college. Writer and has a great knowledge of graphic design.”

- Aastha Vijay

Gaurav Pant

“Is a freelance web developer/Trainer for FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) technologies. He has been working since 2003 and uses LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack as for web development. Other FOSS tool like GIMP and Inkscape that are required for graphics multimedia etc. A Member/Co-ordinator for PLUG (Pune GNU/Linux Users Group) since year 2000.”

- Gaurav Pant


If you would like to sponsor the event please contact us on minidebconfpune16@gmail.com or minidebconfpune@openmailbox.org with the subject line Sponsorship.

We have great offerings for organizations looking to sponsor the event.

Download the sponsorship proposal here.
Hamara Linux

Hamara Linux

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

Swathanthra Malayalam Computing

Swathanthra Malayalam Computing

MIT Computer Users Group, Pune

MIT Computer Users Group, Pune
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Debian Community

Debian Community


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Academic Complex, College of Engineering Pune, Wellesely Rd, Shivajinagar, Pune-411 005. Maharashtra, INDIA.

College of Engineering Pune
College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) is an autonomous engineering college with an affiliation to the University of Pune in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Established in 1854, it is one of the oldest engineering college in Asia, after IIT Roorkee (1847)

COEP requires no landmark, the college itself is a well known place throughout Pune. It is located on the Pune station road in Shivajinagar. Nothing needs to be said about its accessibility, its absolutely fantastic.


Public Transport

Pune has a reliable public transport networked by PMPML Buses, Taxis and Auto rickshaws. COEP is easily acessible by any one of them.

Railway Transport:

Pune is one of the major and most important railway junctions on the Indian railway. The city connects with major other cities of the country which makes it quite easy to answer how to reach Pune via railways.

After reaching Pune Station, you can take an auto or cab to reach COEP.

If you come by Air:
Pune airport is situated almost 10 kilometers from the heart of the city which is located in the Lohagaon area. Outside the airport, one can easily get a taxi and major other bus services to reach the city.

For more information check the Get in section in this WikiTravel article

Check out the previous mini Debian Conferences and events here

Mini Debian Conference Mumbai

Mini Debian Conference Mumbai

First mini Debian Conference of 2015 Happened at IIT Bombay in January 2015



Debutsav happened in October 2014 at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala