Jugaadfest is a gathering of developers and FOSS contributors who get together to learn, share, and hack on Open Source projects for one day with the goal of making things work. 30+ mentors and successful FOSSASIA Google Summer of Code students from India and Europe will guide you during the day. At Jugaadfest you can:

  • join various hands-on activities, e.g. set up FOSSASIA apps, install conversational voice assistants, do experiments with PSLab
  • learn from developers how to find innovative fixes or simple work-arounds to get FOSSASIA prototypes working
  • learn how to build up an awesome developer profile that improves your job chances by collaborating in the FOSS community
  • improve your coding and tech skills while contributing to open source software and hardware projects 
  • enjoy presentations conducted by veteran developers

Jugaadfest is a hands-on event. Please bring your laptop.

We kick-off in the morning with short introductions by developers of FOSS projects. After that participants have the chance to join teams at different tables and start learning and collaborating on Open Tech projects.

At the lunch break participants mingle and discuss what they have learned before they continue browsing  projects. At the end of the event day we ask developers to share their learnings in short lightning talks.

Certificates: Participants of Jugaadfest receive a certificate of participation. (Prerequisite: Full-day participation)

Contributors Discount Tickets

You are a contributor to FOSSASIA project or other Open Source communities? Apply for a discount ticket. There is a limited number of contributor tickets for 90, 80, and 70% discounts available. Please fill in the form here: https://jugaadfest.com/community-ticket

Free Bus Shuttle Transportation

🚌 A bus will shuttle will be available two times an hour from JNTU. It starts to BVRIT HYDERABAD at 8:00AM for the first time.


Jugaadfest Hyderabad

  • Location: BVRIT HYDERABAD College of Engineering for Women
  • Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • 8:30 Registration and Breakfast Snacks
  • 9:30 Introduction and Opening Sessions
  • 9:45 How to Participate in FOSSASIA Coding Programs, Google Summer of Code and Codeheat
  • 10:00 Project Presentations: SUSI.AI, Open Event Solutions, Pocket Science Lab, Meilix, Badgeyay
  • 11:00 Developers Join Project Tables
  • 12:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30 Developers Learn and Participate at Project Tables
  • 16:00 How to Collaborate in International Open Source Projects and Global Enterprises Using Best Practices
  • 16:15 Lightning Talks
  • 16:30 What's Next?
  • 17:00 End of Event

Social Event (Ticket Required)

  • Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • 19:30 Dinner in Hyderabad City

Jugaadfest Extended (Contributors - Invitation Only)

  • Location: Collab House Hyderabad
  • Developer Workshops: Monday October 1 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Brunch: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Featured Speakers

Harsh Lathwal

Harsh is one of the leading Linux experts at FOSSASIA. He is the architect of the beautiful Linux OS and OS generator Meilix.

Mario Behling

Mario Behling is the Co-Founder of FOSSASIA and CEO of OpnTec. He is a technologist with 15 years of experience in leading international development teams in Europe, Asia and India. He helped to get FOSSASIA started and advises Open Source Neurotech projects in Germany. Mario also designed and build a seven storey eco-hotel in Vietnam and setup mesh networks in Afghan schools.

Saptak Sengupta

Saptak Sengupta is a developer and enthusiast, who weirdly loves frontend development as much as he loves backend development. He works mainly in Python, Javascript, and PHP. Besides, he has been contributing to various open source organizations like FOSSASIA, jQuery, etc and works full time in Gitcoin. He loves fiddling around with DevOps and infrastructure stuff.

Areeb Jamal

Areeb is the Android lead for the Open Event Android apps. He also supports the development of SUSI.AI and Phimp.me.

Arundhati Gupta

Arundhati Gupta is a passionate developer who works mainly in Android app development. She is an open source enthusiast and has been actively contributing to FOSSASIA. She shows great interest in getting involved with the open source communities and has always proactively taken steps to motivate women in tech. Apart from technical stuff, she writes, sings, plays synthesizer and debates.

Ritika Motwani

Ritika is a finalist in the Codeheat coding contest and a long term contributor to the Open Event backend project using Python and Flask. She is also a successful Google Summer of Code student.

Abhinav Khare


A CS undergrad from Indian Institute Of Information Technology Indian Institute who loves making stuff. Most recent love: Github Markdown Shields. I hate merge commits.


Dilpreet Singh

Dilpreet is a web developer working on Open Event projects. He also has a strong interest in back-end development with Flask.

Akshat Jain

Akshat loves programming and technology. He is a contributor to SUSI.AI. Akshat studies CSE at IITP.

Dr. K.V.N. Sunitha

Dr K.V.N.Sunitha completed her B.Tech ECE from NagarjunaUniversity, M.Tech Computer Science from REC Warangal. She is awarded Ph.D from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2006. Her areas of research include Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing, Network & Web Security. She has published more than 125 papers in International & National Journals and conferences. She is fellow of Institute of engineers, Sr member for IEEE & International association CSIT, and life member of many technical associations like CSI and ACM.

Niranjan Rajendran

Niranjan is a core developer of Open Event and responsible for cloud deployments with Kubernetes. He is a long-term mentor and co-author of Best Practices at FOSSASIA.




Tarun Kumar


Sanskar Jethi


Yash Ladha


Manish Devgan


Harsimar Parihar


Harshit Dwivedi


Nikit Bhandari


Simranpreet Kaur


Yatri Patel


Abhinav Raj


Harsh Patel


Avjeet Singh


Sridhar Jajoo


Akshat Garg


Piyush Agrawal


Bhavesh Anand


Anshuman Verma


Jogendra Kumar



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Organized by FOSSASIA

FOSSASIA develops Open Source software and hardware for conversational AIs, science and event management with a global developer community from its base in Asia. The organization runs Open Technology events, coding programs and the #Codeheat development contest. The annual FOSSASIA Summit is the premier Open Technology event in Asia for developers, contributors, start-ups, and technology companies. FOSSASIA was founded in 2009 by Mario Behling and Hong Phuc Dang.

Getting Here


BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women 8-5/4, Bachupally, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar Colony, Nizampet Road Hyderabad Telangana India 500090