Kunal Kushwaha

Empowering Communities through Open Source & Education

A little about me,



My name is Kunal. I’m a junior from 🇮🇳 I'm an open-source enthusiast, a learner & an educator📕I'm deeply passionate about software development & innovations. I believe in the power of community & have also given talks at various conferences 🎙

My Skills


Full Stack Web

Machine Learning

Tech I'm familiar with

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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science & Engineering

Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology

2018 - 2022



Cloud Native Computing Foundation Intern

The Linux Foundation

October 2020 - December 2020

  • Community Bridge is a platform developed by the Linux Foundation, which accelerates the adoption, innovation, and sustainability of open source software.
  • Worked on Thanos, a set of components that can be composed into a highly available metric system with unlimited storage capacity, which can be added seamlessly on top of existing Prometheus deployments.
  • Implemented features, context & actions to increase observability & control for BlockViewer.
  • November 2020 - Present

  • Major League Hacking Coaches are community members who represent Major League Hacking at events.
  • They are passionate hackers and community members who love to teach and support peers of all skill levels.
  • MLH Coaches are at your events mentoring hackers, supporting organizers, debugging issues, and much more!
  • MLH Fellowship Team Leader

    Major League Hacking

    September 2020 - Present

  • Mentored students during the MLH Fellowship.
  • Led standups, retros, show & tells.
  • Assigned Open Source projects (Flask, Jinja, Click, Werkzeug, Julia Language, BentoML, SciML)
  • Debugged technical issues.
  • June 2020 - August 2020

  • Part of the inaugural class of MLH Fellows (powered by GitHub & Facebook), 144 students selected out of 20,000.
  • Contributed to Open Source projects written in JavaScript with a focus on React & the React ecosystem with a team of Fellows under the educational mentorship of a professional software engineer.
  • Contributed to Jest, Open Source JavaScript testing Framework by Facebook.
  • Provided support to report individual testcases, & wrote blogs.
  • Google Summer of Code Mentor

    JBoss (Red Hat Middleware)

    March 2020 - August 2020

  • Mentored students in Google Summer of Code for improving Gradle support in the Quarkus framework.
  • Google Code-in Mentor

    JBoss (Red Hat Middleware)

    May 2019 - August 2019

  • Mentored students in Google Code-in for Kubernetes Java client, Web & Middleware technologies.
  • Google Summer of Code Developer

    JBoss (Red Hat Middleware)

    May 2019 - August 2019

  • Worked on fabric8io Java client for handling K8s & OpenShift clusters, added support for K8s resources via fluent dsl.
  • Provided test coverage, configuration examples, & performed dependency migration for test suits in JUnit5.
  • Co-Mentor

    Coding Blocks

    Jan 2019 - May 2020

  • Co-Mentor at Coding Blocks for Java, Python, Data Science & Machine Learning.
  • Tutored students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Partnered with mentors to plan and implement lessons following institution’s curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • GirlScript Summer of Code Top Contributor

    GirlScript Foundation

    March 2019 - June 2019

  • Selected as a Top Contributor nation wide after a 3 month coding period.
  • Developed efficient solutions to complex algorithmic problems in Java.
  • Implemented graphical UI for algorithms using JavaFX.
  • Volunteering


    Co-Founder and Instructor

    Code for Cause

    April 2020 - Present

  • Started a community to provide mentorship to students globally & had 4k+ students be a part in first 3 months.
  • Conducted live bootcamps on ML & development watched by thousands of students during the pandemic.
  • Python Mentor


    April 2020 - Present

  • AnitaB.org helps women make significant contributions to technical fields and the programs and awards highlight the accomplishments of women technologists, while events and communities enable women to establish their peer networks.
  • Conducted doubt sessions & masterclasses for a group of 200+ students.
  • Workshop Instructor


    June 2019

  • Instructor at workshops conducted by 'CodeChef for Schools' for Competitive Programming.
  • 'CodeChef for Schools' is an initiative by CodeChef which aims to make it easier for students to start coding at a young age by introducing them to Competitive Programming.
  • Microsoft Student Partner


    September 2019 - Present

  • Part of a global group of campus leaders.
  • Hands-on workshops across India onDevOps, Open Source, Cloud, ML, Web, etc
  • Student Mentor

    State Resource Centre

    December 2014 - December 2016

  • Saakshar Bharat is a government of India initiative to create a literate society through a variety of teaching-learning programs for non-literate and neo-literate of 15 years and above.
  • I made my contribution to this program in 2014-2016 by training individuals in English, Hindi, and Mathematics.
  • Awards


    Azure Community Hero


    July 2020

  • Received 1 in 550 rare Community Hero badger from Microsoft for organising meetups, conferences, sharing content and being an active member of the community.
  • Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Scholarship


    July 2020

  • Selected as 1 of 500 recipients for the Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Scholarship Program.
  • Designed to upskill professionals interested in using emerging cloud technologies to enhance their organization's IT infrastructure.
  • The Linux Foundation Scholarships

    The Linux Foundation

  • Selected as a recipient for the Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship in the Developer Do-Gooders category.
  • Selected as a recipient for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Open Source Summit in 2019 & 2020.
  • Some of my blogs


    September 4, 2020

    Prometheus Architecture

    June 15, 2020

    Jest Architecture

    August 6, 2019

    Kubernetes Made Easy

    August 2, 2019

    Docker Made Easy

    June 18, 2019

    Google Summer of Code

    July 5, 2020

    MLH Fellowship

    July 22, 2020


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