[FSFTN] FSFTN Workshop at Velalar college - Erode (Report)
shanuss at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 14:12:43 CDT 2010
FSF, TN conducted yet another workshop - This time in Velalar college Erode
on 17th and 18th August 2010. More than 300 students from different colleges
in Erode district attended the session. Thanks to the great work by
the organizing committee and college staff.
Students were given introduction to Free software philosophy on the first
day by Praveen and Sibi. This was followed by session on installation as
well as basics of GNU\Linux file system. FSF, TN arranged a session on MySQL
after this. All sessions generated great interest among the student
community. Enthusiasm shown by college staffs and students in asking
questions motivated the crew.
Second day started with a very informative session on Python by Senthil from
Collabnet. Students as well as Senthil spent 3 hours together interacting on
usage of Python. Afternoon saw a very interesting session By Arun Thangamani
on TAMIL COMPUTING. This was one of the session which highlighted the
possibilities of FOSS in localisation. FSF, TN understands the need to
generate more content in local language to make computing accessible to
FSF, TN formed a co-ordination committee for Erode region chaired by Sibi
Raj from Coimbatore. Mohan, Moharaj, Akkash & Robinipriya.
All the participants were given a CD containing Ubuntu 10.04 as well. Thanks
to all who participated in the event and to all the volunteers who made the
event a great success.
Event was covered by various national and local media as well as various
websites. Thanks to them as well.
Please do not send me Microsoft Office/Apple iWork documents. Send
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