Sep 8 – 9, 2023
IIT Mandi
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Apply and work at Canonical

Sep 9, 2023, 3:30 PM
Room 1

Room 1

Panel (40 min) Community


Aaryan Porwal
Abhigyan Ghosh
Dimple Kuriakose
Till Kamppeter


Discussions that will provide insight into life at Canonical and into the long but interesting interview process. Our panelists have gone through the interview process recently and have interesting stories to share about their journey, for instance Aaryan will talk about his GSoC and its pivotal role in his work. We’ll also look at the work culture in Canonical, the conferences / work sprints held all over the world and other perks of remote work. You’ll get an idea about the large number of products and services that Canonical offers apart from Ubuntu.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into Canonical's unique organisational culture, the diverse range of roles available, and the essential qualities that set successful candidates apart. At Canonical, we are not just techies interested in building products, but are equally passionate about open source, cultural diversity and inclusivity.

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Session author's bio

Bio for Aaryan Porwal:
Aaryan Porwal is a passionate software engineer who has previously participated as a GSoC (Google Summer of Code) scholar under the Ceph Foundation, and is an alumnus of the Recurse Center. During his academic tenure, he assumed leadership of his university's open-source society, fostering a deep-seated ardor for open-source initiatives and the encompassing ecosystem. At present, he is actively engaged in pioneering technological initiatives as a valued member of the Anbox and LXD team at Canonical.
Bio for Abhigyan Ghosh:
Abhigyan Ghosh is a graduate of IIIT Hyderabad with a B.Tech in Computer Science and an MS in Computational Linguistics. In college he served as the Editor in Chief of the college magazine and led the Technical Team of the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIITH. He has had part time roles in companies such as Microsoft R&D India. He joined Canonical in June of 2022 as a part of the Web and Design Team working in the Commercial Squad on projects such as Ubuntu Pro.
Bio for Dimple:
Dimple Kuriakose has been working in the tech industry for over 20 years. She is a techie at heart, but has always been open to trying out different roles. With degrees in computer science, law and business administration, her roles have been - Software & Embedded Engineer, Professor, Patent Attorney, Technical Delivery Manager, System Administrator and Operations Head. Currently, she is a Technical Author with the Public Cloud team at Canonical, where she helps create and streamline the documentation for each cloud-specific squad.
Bio for Till:
Till is leader of OpenPrinting since it was founded in 2001, introduced the CUPS printing system in Mandrake Linux in 2000 working at MandrakeSoft and with this and a lot of evangelism (booths, talks, workshops) made the other distros also switch to CUPS, since 2006 printing maintainer at Canonical, co-organizing annual meetings with the Printer Working Group (PWG), since 2008 every year mentoring in Google Summer of Code, doing everything to make printing on Linux and alike operating systems "just work". Enthusiast and evangelist of the versatile Snap format of distribution independent packaging. With his OpenPrinting work Till has many years of experience with presenting on conferences and participating in their organization. Till is also fellow of the Linux Foundation.

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