Thejesh GN (ತೇಜೇಶ್ ಜಿ.ಎನ್) “Thej” is an independent technologist, developer, hacker, maker, traveller, blogger and an open data/internet enthusiast from Bangalore, India. He is the co-founder and chairman of DataMeet trust. DataMeet is the biggest community of data science and open data enthusiasts in India. They organise community meetups around the country and runs unconferences called Open Data Camps (ODC). His belief in open data and open research lead him to open up his genome data(DNA) in 2013.

He loves hacking open source software, researching and developing products, speaking at events and hosting workshops. His passion for using technology for social change won him the Infosys Community Empathy Fellowship in 2010. In 2018, he was awarded the IBM Champion title.

His core skills are research and development of new ideas, building proof of concepts, technical architecture, design and development.

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He lives with fictionhead and Max.

He graduated as an Electronics and Communication engineer from VTU in 2002. His career started with Siemens Information Systems Ltd as an intern. In 2003 he joined Infosys Technologies Ltd as a Software Engineer. Since then, he has taken many roles such as Developer, Programmer Analyst, Technical Specialist and Technical Architect. Below is the list of his associations with various organizations.

  • Siemens Ltd - Internship Jun 2002 – Dec 2002
  • Infosys Tech Ltd - Tech Specialist - Jan. 2003 – Feb. 2011
  • UbuntuAtWork - Technologist - Volunteer and then Tech. Consultant - 2009,2010
  • Janaagraha - Tech Manager (Infosys Fellowship) - Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2010
  • Janaagraha - Technologist - Mar. 2011 - Feb. 2012
  • IWP - Data Consultant - Jul.2012 - Mar.2014
  • NextDrop Org - Tech Architect - Jul.2012 - Dec.2013
  • Mavrix Ltd - Tech Architect - Mar.2011 - Mar.2019
  • DataMeet/ODCBLR - Co-founder/Organizer - 2012 - current
  • Buzz India - Advisor - 2012 - Current
  • Fourthlion - Technologist - Project based consulting - InstaVaani
  • First WalkIn Technologies - R&D - Project based consulting
  • OptimumInfoSystem/Client: Google India - Course Builder Engineer - Jan.2015 - Dec.2016
  • Executive Board of Oorvani Foundation - Tech - Nov.2015 - current
  • Occasionally write for FactorDaily
  • FSF Associate Member, Since 2016
  • OptimumInfoSystem/Client: Google India - Course Builder Engineer - Jul.2017 - Mar.2019
  • IBM Champion - Cloud - 2018
  • Member - OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • IBM Champion - Cloud - 2019
  • Mavrix Ltd - Tech Architect - Project based
  • First WalkIn Technologies - Tech Architect - Apr.2019 - Current

His areas of interest include FLOSS, Linux, Open Web, Open Data, Open Formats, Data Visualization, Security, WoT, Cryptography, Online Privacy, IT Laws, Politics, Blogging, Podcasting, P2P networks, Motor Cycling, Open Hadware, Programming (Python, JavaScript, Lua).

On internet:
Twitter |  GitHub|  BitBucket |  Stack OverFlow |   Pinboard |  LinkedIn |  Flickr |  Wikipedia |  FaceBook |  Instagram| Transifex

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