Mayank Sharma

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Freelance Tech News Reporter

New Delhi, India



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  • Technology writer since 2003
  • Covered and reported from technology events across three continents
  • Author of “Openfire Administration” and “Elgg Social Networking”
  • Specializes in Linux, and open source; containers, and cloud; blockchain, and cryptocurrency; coding, and cybersecurity


Mayank is a technology writer with about two decades of experience in breaking down complex technology and getting behind the news to help his readers get to grips with the latest buzzwords and industry milestones. 

He has had bylines on NewsForge,, IBM developerWorks, Linux User & Developer magazine, Linux Voice magazine, Linux Magazine, and HackSpace magazine. In addition to LifeWire, his current roster of publications include TechRadar Pro, and Linux Format magazine.

In 2010, Mayank contracted tubercular meningitis, a life-threatening illness that attacks the central nervous system. He lived but lost the memory of the first 26 years of his life. Here’s his story:

A Message from Mayank Sharma

I like all things tech, but am particularly adept with Linux, open source, cybersecurity, cloud computing, containers, and coding.

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