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Community Member Profile: Himani Chawla

Feb 14, 2022
Ain Indermitte
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In this community member profile, we would like to introduce Himani Chawla, a Senior Software Engineer at Ciena, based in Gurugram, Haryana, India. She is an active contributor in the Open Networking Foundation’s SEBA/VOLTHA community.

Himani Chawla 150x150 jpgHimani has been working in the VOLTHA community for more than a year. She has made major contributions in voltha-core and open-onu adapter, mostly for alarm sync and notifications, pm counters, and the VOLTHA APIs. Presently she is working on general maintenance in voltha-core and adapters.

She earned her Master of Computer Applications degree from Banasthali Vidyapith University in India.

Himani has experience in golang, python scripting, kubernetes, C, yang, and netconf. She started her career in the telecom industry when she got assigned to work at Radisys India Pvt Ltd after graduation. After working for over four years at Radisys, she decided to relocate from Bangalore to her hometown, Gurugram, and joined Ciena. She started to work on VOLTHA as her first project at Ciena.

“It is great working with ONF team members,” says Himani. “It is my first open source project, so interacting with team members, discussing problems, and proposing solutions is quite interesting and leads to the best output. I’ve learned that timely code review is an important step that leads to code optimization at early stages.”

While not working, Himani likes to play badminton and cook. She has been playing badminton since middle school and never stopped. Whenever she has some time after work, she likes to do her workout routine to remain fit and healthy. She is married and lives with her husband. 


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Ain IndermitteHead of Developer Relations
Ain's extensive career in the developer relations, program management, mobile software, enterprise SaaS, and telecommunications disciplines spans Nokia, Microsoft, MobileIron, and ServiceNow. He has worked in Estonia, Finland, California, and Texas, and has traveled considerably around the globe for business. Ain is currently serving as Head of Developer Relations at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), focusing on community leadership, developer tools, training, and member engagement - with the goal of transforming the telecommunications industry through the adoption of software defined networking and open source software. Ain is married with five children and a dog. During his free time, he likes to hike or bike to beautiful places and fly his drones.