[fedora-india] Organizing FAD in Varanasi (IT-BHU)

Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay foss.mailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 04:12:57 UTC 2009

[responding to your private mail on the list since this would be
enriched with others pitching in]

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Dushyanth R <r.dushyanth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry for the delay in reply.Yes we are having Susmit come here. Also
> we'll be having Pradeepto Bhattacharya from KDE come here and deliver
> a talk about KDE development and FOSS and GSOC.
> Also I checked on the fedora wiki- we don't have any fedora ambassador
> at Varanasi.
>     I did see the wiki on FAD, but no concrete suggestions are given
> there. Given our novice skills in OSS, can you give some great ideas
> for a FAD apart from the above talks?

Right up, I'd suggest that a few sessions helping the audience get up
to speed with installation, configuration and basics about using
networking, version control, mailing lists, IRC etc should suffice.
Given that you say this is a set of 'novice skills' forming an User
Group and interacting intensely with projects would lead to a quicker
round of knowledge sharing.

The FAD page on the wiki is organic - any set of activities that
should help a group of people develop into better contributors evolves
into an Activity Day. So, it is up to us to choose what should such
activities be :) Nice isn't it ?


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