Workshop at DRK

DGLUG (DRK GNU/LINUX Users Group), In association with Swecha is organaizing one-day workshop on emerging webtechnologies on 15th of March 2012. This workshop is being organized as a part of their  3-day illuminati 2k12.

Topic: Ruby on Rails

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Workshop On free software technologies in VNRVJIET

vGLUG (VNR VJIET GNU/ LINUX Users Group), in association with Swecha is organizing a two-day workshop on Free Software Technologies on the 12th and 13th of March, 2012. The workshop is being organized as part of their two-day National Level Technical Symposium.

Topics: Free software phylosophy   Speaker: Siddartha malampati

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Workshop in Jyothishmathi College of Engineering and Technology

A two-day workshop on Free Software Technologies is being organized by Swecha at Jyothishmathi College of Engineering and Technology on the 14th and 15th of March, 2012. The workshop covers the following topics:


1. An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective

2. Making of a Computer Suite- Installation of GNU/ LINUX

3. Introduction to Python

4. Drupal (Content Management System)

Contact : Sravan- 9059857189

A Talk by Richard Stallman

Way to Swecha officeSwecha, a part of Free Software Movement of India, invites all Free Software enthusiasts and advocates of freedom alike, from the industry, academia, students, and bureaucracy to the talk by Richard Stallman. The details of the event are as follows:


- Richard Matthew Stallman

- Initiator of the GNU Project

- Pioneer of the concept of Copyleft

-Developer of EMACS and GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

-President of the Free Software Foundation

-Computer Programmer and Hacktivist


Talk on "Internet Freedom in the Context of SOPA/ PIPA"


On 8th February, 2012

From 3:00 pm onwards


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.

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