[Ilugc] Free Software workshop, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli
shakthimaan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 13:06:32 IST 2007
I conducted a one-day Free (/Open Source) Software workshop for
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of
Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad in association with IEEE Student
Chapter, Hyderabad, on Saturday, October 27, 2007.
Photos are available here:
Students were mostly from the Masters' programme.
Thanks to Dr. Vineet, Prof. Anupama, Dr. Madhav Negi (IEEE), Dr. Atul
Negi for their help, coordination in planning this workshop, for
almost a month.
Forenoon included technical discussions/presentations: system,
embedded, device driver concepts; Linux device drivers; introduction
to OpenMoko: build, development for OpenMoko; demo of Neo1973.
Afternoon included non-technical discussions:
i-want-2-do-project.tell-me-wat-2-do , mailing list guidelines, Free
Software communication guidelines, and brainstorming sessions.
All presentations are available from:
More than half of the faculty have had their MS/PhDs abroad. The
university and the faculty have the freedom to implement whatever they
like, which is cool.
Students, the usual so-called "engineering students". They were quite
upbeat after the workshop. Only time can tell.
The labs use Fedora/RedHat/SuSE versions. They run their own mail+web
servers, and use NFS. There are few professors who give assignments
with Makefiles, gdb, Linux kernel compilation, but, they are just
starting, and experimenting with these.
It was announced that INR 20,000 will be alloted each year for
Free/Open Source events.
If anyone is interested in working with this team, contact me offline,
and I shall provide the contacts.
The following day, Sunday, October 28, 2007, I gave an introductory
talk on OpenMoko to TwinCling (http://www.twincling.org/), at
Department of Astronomy, Osmania University. There were about 35
people, most of them newbies. Minutes of that meeting available here
(follow the thread):
Feedback/criticisms/suggestions on the presentations welcome, as always.
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