Vishnu K.S

I am currently working as a software engineer at Kandra Labs (creators of Zulip open source project).



  • Zulip server, open source group chat application built using Python3, Django and Tornado.
  • Peerdium, peer to peer publishing platform. Featured on front page of HackerNews.
  • WikiFeedia, newsfeed for WikiPedia.


  • Bachelors in Information Technology (2013 - 2017) from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.
  • I served as the the overall coordinator of University Technical Society, the organization responsible for running all the technical stuff in college, from 2015 - 2016. As part of the role I coordinated the working of 7 sub divisions of Technical Society with over 14 coordintors and 40 members.
  • I was the in charge of the events during the 2nd ever Technical Fest of University. I was responsible for creating, scheduling and coordinating over 25 events during the fest.
  • I started Hack In The North, one of the largest student hackathons in India.

Open source and community


  • What I learned from contributing to open source. (Slides)
  • The art of open source. (Slides)