[Ilugc] ILUGC Meet - Mar 28th 3PM
raamanp at yahoo.co.in
Sat Mar 28 05:59:25 IST 2009
--- On Fri, 27/3/09, Bhargav Prasanna <bhargavprasanna at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know about fossconf. and I was very
> much in chennai at that time.. :)
> I'm talking about the reach OSI Tech Days had.. Of course,
> it ain't
> easy to organize one..
> I'm sure OSI Tech Days was organized pretty well.. Not that
> wasn't. But if we have to get the message through, we need
> to organize
> something better than OSI.. Even if its going to be once in
The problem with 'WE' in 'we have to organise' is how many WE are available physically, how many WE can get sponsors, how many WE have contacts in media etc. Also OSI type events are very costly and in my opinion Rupee/visitor ratio is very expensive.
We (I mean ILUGC) being an informal organisation the best is to do
a.College seminar/workshop etc. So far we are doing mostly in engg
colleges. We should catch Science and polytechnics also.
b.LDD the way we did at MIT, Asan and Planetarium.
c.Each member does something in his sphere of influence.
d.Try to contact other professional bodies like CSI, IEEE etc
and do awarness campaigns.
e.We should identiy, motivate (if needed support financially)
talented students like sudharshan, sivaj, selva etc, so that
India contributes to FOSS, instead of just a consumer.
f.Schools require some attention from us. There are lot educational
tools in FOSS unutilised by us. Based on fossconf experience where
two schools did exceedingly well, I feel we should focus here.
Of course, there is no point in planning, thinking, collecting idea, discussing future .... etc, there are have no meaning if we don't do.
And we cannot do, if we do not have enough physically present volunteers.
So please volunteer to the events.
Bhargav, I think you are a student, can you please try something in your college?
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