Events

Activity at Hyderabad Book Fair

On invitation from Book Fair Society, Swecha participated in the Book Fair on 25th December, 2010. The following were the activities taken up by Swecha at the Book Fair :

Workshop for Academicians at Intellectual Engineering College

Venue:  Intellectual Engineering College,Akkampalli Cross, Kalyandurg Road,Anantapur - 515 004
Event Date: 7th December
Intellectual Engineering College will be organzing a one day workshop on "Computing Freedom in Engineering Education – A Free Software Perspective" in association with Swecha. The workshop aims at sensitizing academicians and Post Graduate students about Free Software and the research opportunities in the domain of Free Software. It will show a path for the researchers to think innovatively and to collaborate for the demand for indigenious research in FOSS (Free/Open Source Software).
Topics Covered by the Workshop:

  •   Free Software Perspective
  • Trends in Technology Development
  • Alternative software for CSE stream (Web Technologies, Database Management, Scripting etc.)
  • Alternative software for ECE/EEE stream (Analog & Digital Circuit Simulator, Signal/Image Processing)

Contact Person: G. Prakash Babu Assoc.Professor & Head - CSE Email id : prakash_g41@gmail.com

Workshop for Academicians at Vijaya Engineering College

Venue: Vijaya Engineering College Wyra road, Ammapalem (Village), Near Thanikella, Konijerla (Mandal) ,Khammam (Dist.), Pin code: 507305.

Event Date: 4th Dec 2010

Vijaya Engineering College will be organzing a one day workshop on "Computing Freedom in Engineering Education – A Free Software Perspective" in association with Swecha. The workshop aims at sensitizing academicians and Post Graduate students about Free Software and the research opportunities in the domain of Free Software. It will show a path for the researchers to think innovatively and to collaborate for the demand for indigenious research in FOSS (Free/Open Source Software).
Topics Covered by the Workshop:

Workshop for Academicians at St.Stanley Engineering College

Venue: St.Stanley Engineering College,H.No.5-78 to 82, B - 1 - 80 & 5 - 9 - 81,Chapel Road, Abids,Hyderabad - 500001
Date: 5th December 2010,

St.Stanley Engineering College will be organzing a one day workshop on "Computing Freedom in Engineering Education – A Free Software Perspective" in association with Swecha. The workshop aims at sensitizing academicians and Post Graduate students about Free Software and the research opportunities in the domain of Free Software. It will show a path for the researchers to think innovatively and to collaborate for the demand for indigenious research in FOSS (Free/Open Source Software).

Topics Covered by the Workshop:

  •   Free Software Perspective
  • Trends in Technology Development
  • Alternative software for CSE stream (Web Technologies, Database Management, Scripting etc.)
  • Alternative software for ECE/EEE stream (Analog & Digital Circuit Simulator, Signal/Image Processing)

Contact Person :
Prof.Kanakadurga
Head Of IT
JNTUH
Hyderabad

Student Workshops in Hyderabad

As part of celebrations of Software Freedom Day (SFD), Swecha is observing Software Freedom Fortnight (SFF). SFF starts from September 15th (the father of Indian engineering Mokshagundam Visweswarayya birthday) to October 2nd (Gandhi Jayanthi). During this fortnight workshops, sessions, seminars, and activities will be conducted in various places on Free Software.

This year SFF is being celebrated in various engineering colleges. Workshops have been planned in a number of colleges like VNR VJIET (Bachupally), SMEC (Kompally), SVIT (Secunderabad) in Hyderabad where thousands of students from various other colleges in the city will be attending.

More sessions are lined up for the students, the registrations for which are open for the students through Swecha website at Student Workshops in Hyderabad. For more information contact Bhuvan Krishna – 9490098015

Content of the workshops is as follows:

Day 1
Session 1

1.Why Free Software
2.Preparing your system (Installing GNU/Linux, basics of system
administration,  customization)

Software Freedom Day 2010

“Swecha” will be celebrating Software Freedom Day 2010 in collaboration with UGC Academic Staff College, JNTU Hyderabad on 26th September 2010 at UGC Academic Staff college Auditorium. A series of events have been scheduled between September 15th to October 2nd . Members and activists of Swecha created the Free Software Distribution “eSwecha” useful for academicians, researchers and students of Engineering. This distribution is well received and has been implemented in many labs. A seminar on "Computing Freedom in Engineering and Technology" is an initiation to strengthen the activities among academics, researchers, students and professionals in the industry. We invite the present and future faculty members from all colleges, and professionals in the industry to participate and contribute.

The Executive of FSMI has given a call to to celebrate the fortnight from September 15th (Engineer's Day, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya's Jayanti) to October 2nd (Gandhi Jayanthi) as "Software Freedom Fortnight".

 

Please click here to register for Software Freedom Day 2010.

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