Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula is a graduate student at New York University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He is an active contributor to open source projects and has previously contributed to projects like GrimoireLab, OpenSearch, Bahmni, and coveralls-python. He is involved with CHAOSS and serves as a mentor for amFOSS. His interests include software engineering, MLOps, and open source software. Outside of academics and coding, Venu enjoys swimming, updating his personal website, and watching the TV show Monk. He is currently working on finishing up his Master’s degree at NYU while continuing to contribute to open source software.