Bangalore Kernel Meet-up: Report

We had a great second kernel meet-up. It was really nice to see a familiar faces as well as a few new ones. Over 120 interested folks turned up for the second meet-up and we hope to build a stronger community around this number.

The meet-up began with Amit Pundir speaking on Android kernel Patches: Overview and up-streaming. A wide ranges of topics were addressed including Ashmem, Timed GPIO, Low memory killer, ION etc. Amit also did speak about networking and usb subsystems in Android and also gave the audience a statistic on patches that are on various branch and ones that have made into mainline.

We also had Vinod who is the maintainer of dmaengine and ALSA compressed framework. Vinod spoke in length on  Linux Audio Overview (Desktop/Chrome/Android). The talk also covered topics such as Linux Audio stack, audio hardware, ALSA, playback flow, data transfer etc.

Vinod also quickly showed us a little device he carried by name Chip from

We also had Arun Raghavan who clarified most of the user-space Audio queries.

I would like to Thank both our speakers for having given us in depth talk on Android and Linux Audio.

We would also like to thank Red Hat India for having given us the space and refreshments for the even. We also would like to thank  S Mohan, Ramakrishna and Uday kumar from Red Hat for all their support.


A lot of you came forward and gave us feedback about the event and we shall certainly try and address each one of them. If you have any other concerns or queries feel free to get in touch with us on the mailing list.

Next Meet-up:

As discussed during the event, we shall have the next meet-up on 25th June 2016. Please do write to us if you are interested in speaking at the event. For the upcoming meet-up, we are looking at having one talk and one workshop.



We are a day away from Second Linux Kernel Meetup Bangalore. I have been receiving many emails about the event and this post should clarify most of your doubts.

1. We begin at 10:30 AM, you are free to come a bit early to socialize.

2. Our talks will start sharp at 10:30AM as we have to two of them this time which would last an hour each. After each talk we will have a 15 min window for Q&A. If you still have more questions, you can always catch up with the speaker at the end of the meet-up.

3. There’s not specific do’s and don’ts for this event. Come-participate-have fun.

4. Bring your laptops with latest kernel on it. You might want to discuss things with the fellow kernel hackers about the stuff you are working on or interested to work on. we’ll have plenty of power sources around.

5. We won’t be providing lunch, but yes, you’ll have access to coffee/tea/biscuits.

Our mailing list is at:

IRC:#bkmc at

See you all tomorrow!!


I am extremely thrilled to let you all know that we have received over 120 registrations for the upcoming Kernel meetup.  We are so looking forward to seeing you all.

Our first speaker for the Kernel Meetup is:                                                                Amit Pundir from Linaro. He’ll be speaking on                                                          “LTS V4.4: Current state of Android Patches in android-4.4”    
– What are these patches used for exactly?
– Can an upstream feature be used instead?
– Their upstream status.
– Patches inline to go upstream sometime soon or like never 🙂
– Blockers

If you would like to speak or conduct a workshop at the event, please do get in touch.

Keep those registrations coming in, See you all on the 16th!!


As announced earlier, the Second Kernel Meetup is scheduled for
16th of April 2016. We are happy to let you know RedHat has
agreed to give us their office space for the meetup.

11th Floor, Tower D, IBC Knowledge Park
No. 4/1 Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560029

Registrations are now Open!!.

Second Meet Up

It’s Meetup time again!

We are looking at catching up for the Second
Linux Kernel Meetup Bangalore on 16th April 2016(Saturday).

If you are interested in speaking at the meet-up, please
do get in touch with us over the twitter or write to us at

Venue details shall be announced shortly.

Spread the message, Looking forward to meet you all!

Kernel Meetup Bangalore: A Report

The first Bangalore kernel meetup turned out to be really great. We
had close to 50 attendees and it was exciting meeting new and old friends from the community.DSC_0015

The meetup kick-started with presentation on “Contributing to Linux Kernel” by Vaishali Thakkar , which covered intreseting set of topics on how easy it is for anyone to get involved and start contributing to the kernel. Slides can be found here.

After the pDSC_0013resentation, it was really nice to see many come forward to share their stories,experiences and the work they were involved in. Aneesh, a kernel contributor had intresting stuff to share plus his work on filesystems and scheduler.
We also had Suparna talk about her current work on Storage front. We had
Sumit from DSC_0022Linaro share stories on Android and their involvment in the
project. We also had many new comers/students who stood up and shared their interest in kenel development.

Yes, this will be a active meetup going forward and we will have regular meetup once every two months.

We are working on setting up a IRC and a mailing list. We shall be announcing this very shortly.

DSC_0027Last but not least, we did like to Thank Red Hat specially Mr Mohan and  Ramakrishna for having given us a wonderful venue and facilities.

Also we would like to thank James Morris  for his post on the kernel meetup which gave us a much wider coverage. And finally, we would like to thank all of you for having made this first meetup such a fun experience.



We are really excited to let you all know that we have close 70 registrations for the upcoming Linux Kernel Meetup Bangalore. Register quickly if you haven’t. We hope to see you all on the 16th!!.

As announced in the previous post, Vaishali Thakkar will be conducting a work shop on “Contributing to Linux Kernel”. Please do go through the prerequisite and come prepared for the session. The details about setup/tools can be found at here.

We’ll also have some free time post the workshop, If anyone is interested in lightening talks or short presentation do get in touch with us.



The Venue:

We are happy to announce that, with the help of the community and friends,
we have been able to finalize the Venue for Bangalore Kernel Meetup 2016.

Meetup  will be held on January 16, 2016  10.30 AM to 1 PM(Saturday)
at Red Hat Office.


11th Floor, Tower D, IBC Knowledge Park
No. 4/1 Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560029


We are also excited to Announce our first Speaker for the event.                        Vaishali Thakkar will be conducting a work shop on Contributing to Linux Kernel.

If you are interested in conducting a workshop or simply sharing your experience, do ping us. We would love to hear from you.

See you all on the 16th!!


Please note that the Bangalore Kernel Meetup/2016 registration is  open.

Also, if you are interested in speaking at the event please do get in touch with us on twitter or you could also write to our newly create group:

Please repost/retweet/email..this message as far and wide as possible. Thanks!

Kernel Meetup!!

Welcome to Bangalore Linux Kernel Meetup.

As announced here and here, It’s time to catch up.

The Linux Kernel Meet up Bangalore is aimed at catching up with kernel enthusiasts from in and around Bangalore with a deep interest in Linux kernel Development. This is primarily aimed at developers, users and students interested in various kernel topics and contributions.

If interested in kernel craftsmanship, clean code, best code practices, programming, feel free to come and share knowledge.


 16th Jan 2016

Anyone with an interest in Linux Kernel.
There is no registration required. The meeting is free of charge.

Since this is will be our first meet up, we may not have presentations this meeting. But if anyone is interested, please do get in touch.


Will be announced shortly.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in Free Software. You do not have to be involved with the Linux Kernel projects in order to attend. Anyone interested in Open Source/Linux kernel is welcome.

If you are interested to show up, feel free to do so.