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.