[BangPypers] Kenneth Gonsalvas a short bio

Ramdas S ramdaz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 19:59:32 CEST 2012

Thank You Jagandh,

Apparently he was still writing code as late as 3 days back. He died with
his boots on....A great way to go...

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:45 PM, JAGANADH G <jaganadhg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Kenneth Gonsalvas (KG / lawgon) passed away on 3rd Aug 2012. He was leading
> light, mentor, evangelist and practitioner of Free and Open Source
> Software. He was a geek up to his last moments. His demise is a great loss
> to FOSS Community in India. May his soul rest in peace.
> A short bio of Kenneth Gonsalvas (Prepared by KG only)
> "Although he has no formal training in the IT field, Kenneth Gonsalves has
> been programming since 1986, starting with Turbo Pascal, then moving to
> Perl and finally to Python in 2003. Since then he has focused on Python in
> general and the Django web frame work in particular. He is an open source
> enthusiast and has spoken and written on open source right from 1995 when
> he was first introduced to it. He has conducted over 50 seminars and
> workshops in python and Django. He was the founder president of the Indian
> Python Software Society and a member of the team that has organised the
> highly successful Indian python conferences from 2009 to 2011. He is now
> based in Ooty where he writes and consults on open source. He also conducts
> a job oriented course in python and django. His other main interest is golf
> and he holds an international certification as a golf referee and has
> refereed several national level golf tournaments. He writes a regular
> column called 'Foss is fun' for the LFY monthly. Most of his code
> contributions are here: http://bitbucket.org/lawgon/"
> He was a good mentor and friend to many of us.
> Some of his contributions, writing and rambling can be found
> [1]http://lawgon.livejournal.com/
> [2] http://bitbucket.org/lawgon/
> [3]http://search.cpan.org/~lawgon/
> [4]http://www.linuxforu.com/author/kenneth-gonsalves/
> [5]https://people.djangoproject.com/lawgon/
> [6]http://in.linkedin.com/pub/kenneth-gonsalves/4/565/10b
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