I am a tech journalist who has been covering the tech industry for over 12 years. My speciality is open source in enterprise. The areas of my interests are cloud, IoT, mixed reality (VR, AR and beyond) and machine learning.
In addition to enterprise technologies, I also write about consumer electronics and review consumer hardware.
I freelance for CIO, InfoWorld, Linux Magazine, ADMIN magazine, The New Stack, Raspberry Pi Geek magazine, Linux.com… I also write guest blogs for Cloud Foundry and The Next Cloud.
I am also a published science fiction writer and I am currently working on a couple of techno-thrillers and a fantasy novel.
Want me to write for you?
I am open to freelance writing on these topics: enterprise IT, cloud, IoT, mixed reality, machine learning and more. If you need my services, please contact me directly through email.
Want me to cover your event?
I am a frequent traveller and am available to cover technology events. If you want me to cover your events, please contact me directly.
Current Publications (Contributing Writer):
IDG’s CIO Online
The Linux Foundation’s Linux.com
The New Stack
Linux Pro magazine
Raspberry Pi Geek magazine
I write guest columns for:
Cloud Foundry blog
(Contact me if you want to write for your blog)
Past Publications I wrote for:
Linux For You (Assistant Editor)
EFYTimes (Assistant Editor)
I started my writing career in 2005 after completing my postgraduate Mass Communication and Journalism program from JMI University in New Delhi, India.
I began working with EFY Magazine group, one of the leading technology magazine groups of India that publishes leading technology magazines, including the Electronics for You and Linux for You.
I was hired to create and establish a new property, EFYtimes – which rose to popularity quite quickly. The EFY magazine group also organized a recurring leading Linux event called LinuxAsia, where I met notable Linux/Open Source luminaries, which sparked a new focus to my journalism. I started covering Linux/Open Source exclusively for the group.
I landed EFYtimes/Linux for You magazine (now Open Source For You) their first interview of Linus Torvalds; I worked closely with open source companies and communities to get exclusive inputs for stories. I wrote several in-depth stories for the group including the two high profiled stories: Microsoft’s accusation that Linux infringes upon their patents [PDF1] and the entire OOXL/ODF saga [PDF 2]& [PDF3].
I left the magazine in 2009 when I moved to Germany and started my own Linux-focused news site which evolved into Linux Veda in 2014.
After 2 years in Germany, I moved to Brussels, Belgium and lived there for two more years, attending events like FOSDEM, interacting closely with the open source communities and companies of Europe (which is more or less a hub of most free software projects). In 2013, I moved to the US (DC area) and I continue to follow my passion for writing about Open Source in enterprise.
Events I have attended or will be attending:
Red Hat Summit
Open Networking Summit
Mobile World Congress
PDF 1: http://www.linuxveda.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/34-36-Microsoft-story.pdf
PDF 2: http://www.linuxveda.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/OOXML-ODF-Story.pdf
PDF 3: http://www.linuxveda.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/OOXML-ODF-2.pdf
Contact me: info at swapnilbhartiya dot com