Two-Day Workshop on Free Software Technologies

Swecha is going to organize a two-day workshop on Free Software Technologies on the 28th and 29th of January, 2012 at its office in Gachibowli 'X' Roads. The following topics would be dealt with in this workshop:

 

1. Free Software Development Model

2. Making of a Computer Suite

3. Converging Programming (PHP, MySQL, Apache Web Server, GIMP, Audacity, KdenLive)

4. Drupal

 

*  The registration fee for the workshop is Rs. 150 for two days.

*  Certificates would be given to all the participants.

*  All the participants would also be provided with lunch.

 

For further details, please contact:

Ashish. A

9581003399

 

Swecha Stall in 26th Hyderabad Book Fair

Swecha has put up a stall at the ongoing 26th Hyderabad Book Fair being organized at People's Plaza, Necklace Road in Hyderabad. The book fair was inaugurated on the 15th of December, 2011 and the stall received a reverberating response. All the visitors to the stall commended the work done by Swecha in bringing out 'Swecha OS' in telugu.

“I have been feeling bad that the number of telugu speaking people is reducing day by day. Being an ardent admirer of telugu, I feel glad on seeing the kind of work Swecha has been doing to promote the language in one of the most revolutionary technologies of the present day- computer. I congratulate the Swecha team and hope that they continue to do the kind of work they're doing,” said an IT employee who'd visited the stall on the inaugural day.

“The idea of digitizing and including into the latest release of Swecha OS some of the bed time stories narrated by our grandmothers to put us to sleep is commendable. It brings back into existence those old stories the present generation had almost forgotten,” quipped another visitor Rama Rao, an octagenarian.

West Godavari District Workshop

Swecha in association with Swarnandhra Institute of Engineering and Technology has organized a two-day district workshop as a part of Software Freedom Fortnight on the 23rd and 24th of September, 2011.

 

This district workshop catered to the students of engineering colleges of West Godavari district. Around 250 students from more than 15 engineering participated in this workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. D. Madhu, Principal, Swarnandhra Institute of Engineering and Technology. Ashish from Swecha explained the importance of FOSS technologies to the participants after the inaugural session. Chaitanya and Ravi Teja, members of the student chapter of Swecha, free software hacktivists and a students of MVGR College of Engineering have taken technology sessions on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Content Management Systems using Drupal
  • Making of a Computer Suite
  • Multimedia: Audacity, KdenLive

 

Ms. G. Prasanthi, HOD, Dept. Of Information Technology, SIET, led the team of student volunteers from SIET who undertook the onus of organizing the workshop. The participants evinced interest in working with FOSS technologies.

District Workshop on FOSS Technologies in Vijayawada

Swecha in association with VR Siddhartha College of Engineering and NIMRA Institute of Technology has organized a two-day workshop as a part of Software Freedom Fortnight on the 25th and 26th of September, 2011.

This workshop catered to the students of engineering colleges of Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts. Around 200 students from more than 10 engineering participated in this workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Koteswara Rao, HOD of IT Dept, VR Siddartha Institute of Engineering and Technology. Mr. Siddartha Malempati, Vice President, Swecha took up a session on 'Free Software Philosophy' and explained the importance of FOSS technologies to the participants after the inaugural session. Naveen from Swecha took up a session on 'Making of a Computer Suite' in which he explained the installation procedure of GNU/LINUX based Operating System, Ubuntu. He also demonstrated the various functionalities of the Operating System. Chaitanya and Ravi Teja, members of the student chapter of Swecha, free software hacktivists and a students of MVGR College of Engineering have taken technology sessions on the following topics:

Visakhapatnam District Workshop on FOSS Technologies in Andhra University

As part of the Software Freedom Fortnight (from 15 th Sept to 2nd Oct) AUCE|GLUG has
conducted a 2 day workshop on Free Software Technologies held on 24 th and 25th of September
2011. The workshop was conducted in association with “Swecha”.
Inaugural Function (Day 1):
The inaugural function was presided by Prof.M.Shashi (HOD-Dept. of Computer Science and
Systems Engineering), Prof.G.S.N.Raju (Principal AUCE(A)), coordinators for the Workshop
Prof.V.Valli Kumari and Prof.N.V.E.S.Murthy and Prof.L.Pratap Reddy (JNTU-H).
The dignitaries gave a brief description about importance of free software and its advantages.
Events:
Day 1:
Free Software Philosophy:
This session is the 1st session of the 2 day workshop. This session was presented by Mr.Bhuvan
Krishna, General Secretary of Swecha. Introductory things like what is free software,
advantages of free software, proprietary software were dealt in the session. The four laws that
govern the free software philosophy were presented with example scenarios pertaining to
software development. Difference between free software model and open source software
model were discussed in the session. Debian operating system was used the host operating
system and some of its features were shown to the students. At the end of the session,

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