A one day seminar on FOSS was held at Gudlavalleru Engineering College at Gudlavalleru which was attended by more than 160 students and faculty
members of the college.
Siddhartha from Swecha took a session on topics including
- What is Free Software
- Importance of sharing
- Basic information to GNU/LINUX (Ubuntu) &
- Package installation
The post lunch session was initiated by Bhuvan from Swecha on
- Convergence of technologies
- Introduction and demo of Drupal
These interactive sessions were followed by group discussions among the students after which there was a screening of the video ‘Big Buck Bunny’ which is an open movie created using Blender, a free software 3D modeling suite. There was a great response from students on the video and the seminar as a whole. The students voluntarily came up with the initiative to form GLUGS in their college. Similar was the response from the Head of the IT department, who displayed great interest in conducting more such programs for the students in the college.