[Ambassadors] Re: Student partnership program. Extending fedora mentor program to students.

"Sankarshan (সঙ্কর্ষণ)" foss.mailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 22:51:32 UTC 2008

BiGYaN wrote:
> As a student what can we do in this regard? ... Most students of my 
> Univ, (University of Calcutta) are not interested in Linux, because of 
> unfamiliarity with the system. Most of them do all their project work in 
> Visual Studio, as that is really easy.
> What can we do about that? ... any suggestions?
> I personally feel that educating the students through conferences and 
> meetings can be a good start. We can even approach the HoD with requests 
> for hands-on sessions, where development in Fedora will be taught.
> What do u say guys?

Santanu Sinha (from iLUG-Cal and other places) has been trying to do 
this at CU for a while. Debarshi participated in a GCC workshop as well, 
so yes, this is something that needs to begin. But, in a structured 
manner, getting the content to be delivered done up first and then 
approaching the HoDs and friends at right places to see what can be done.


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