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Parth completed his graduation in 2020 from the University of Delhi. Currently, he is pursuing his Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) and doing some research work with the University of Delhi and open-source contributions at Anuket.
Check out how Parth got started working with Airship & OpenStack through Anuket projects and open-source contributions.
What Open Infrastructure project are you working with and what made you interested in that project, as opposed to some of the other options?
I have used Airship and OpenStack projects as I make my contributions & involvement with Vineperf (previously vsperf), Airship-RI and CRIV projects in Anuket. With my involvement with various open-source communities over the past 1.5 years, I understand that OpenStack is the most widely used stack to build cloud while Kubernetes is the future of cloud infrastructure management. Airship harmonizes the power of two to make cloud-infra which keeps my focus around Airship and the evolving ecosystem around it.
How did you get started?
I got started with Airship & OpenStack through Anuket projects and open-source contributions.
What was the hardest part about getting started?
Honestly, getting started with Airship. OpenStack was not hard for me as I already had a great experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Linux and were my strong points. Also, I got great support from the community in terms of hardware and guidance (especially from K.N. Sridhar Rao). Anuket provides community labs to work on open-source projects.
How have you contributed to the community?
I make my contributions to Anuket in some benchmarking and validation projects which work in-loop with OpenInfra Foundation for feedback and improvements on Teleco-based cloud.
What’s the biggest benefit from your involvement?
I have gained much from the open source communities in all horizons especially my understanding regarding next-gen NFV based cloud architecture, accelerated virtual networking, benchmarking, cloud validation, edge, hybrid and missing features of current vanilla Kubernetes.
What advice do you have for students who want to get started with open source?
My advice would be to focus on only one technology/project and develop an understanding of it. Don’t look at the source code on the first day. After gaining an understanding of the project try running and using it. Then as the last step, approach to project maintainers for a good first issue to contribute.
Check out some of Parth’s contributions:
Find Parth Yadav on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parthyadav3105/
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