Wednesday, January 07, 2009
This is the banner for FOSSMeet@MEC being conducted at Model Engineering College on 25th of January 2009. I am one of the organizers of the event. Its being planned and conducted by a group of dedicated free software enthusiasts which includes Sarath Lakshman, the creator of Slynux and a contributor to Google Summer of Code 2008.
Its a one day event and there would be sessions by eminent speakers of FOSS,like Atul Chitnis of FOSS.in, Shreyas Srinivasan of Gnome foundation and Santhosh Thottingal,the project admin of Swanthanthra Malayalam Computing. Its gonna be great fun and a good learning experience.
The event is being conducted alongwith our annual South India level techno-managerial symposium Excel 2k9 from the 23rd of Jan to 25th. MEC has been using Linux and Free Software in its labs for over a decade and is very active in promoting the same among the student community. As a part of its various community service packages, the computer students of MEC have been conducting introductory workshops for school students,polytechnic students and for unemployed youth on topics like Linux, Web Designing, Animation, Image editing,advanced Linux programming,embedded systems, Internet usage etc for the last one year. The staff too are actively involved in reducing the digital divide.
Even though that is the case, this is the first time we are conducting an event of such a scale and format. The response from various eminent personalities in the world of Linux/Free software has been encouraging.Hoping to see all of you FOSS enthusiasts and hackers at MEC on the 25th..make haste and register online as seats are limited.