[fedora-india] Fwd: fossmeet at NITC report

susmit shannigrahi thinklinux.ssh at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 20:46:23 UTC 2009

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From: Amit <amitshruti123 at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 1:50 AM
Subject: fossmeet at NITC report
To: Susmit <susmit.shannigrahi at gmail.com>

Hi, Susmit
               students were busy with their second mid-term so they
delayed in sending the report, here i am forwarding the report
prepared by them. in case something is missed please let me know. Dr.
K.P. Mohandas was the faculty incharge for the fossmeet.


Fifth edition of FOSSMEET at NITC begins

A three-day technical workshop on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
titled `FOSS Meet @NITC' was inaugurated today at The National
Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C). The fifth edition of
FOSSMEET will be conducted from Feb 27th to Mar 1st. The event is
jointly organised by IEEE Student Branch, NIT-C, FOSS Cell, NITC,
Computer Society of India (CSI), Calicut Chapter,  and Computer
Science and Engineering Association (CSEA), NIT-C.
The Chief guest for the evening was Mr. Sanjeev Saini, Project
Engineer, NRCFOSS, Chennai. In the inaugural address he spoke about
the increasing trends of open software usage in India and on the
opportunities it offers. Dr. K.P. Mohandas, Professor, NITC in his
address spoke on the growth of the FOSS community and its activities
in NITC over the last 5 years. Mr. Rajagopalan, Professor NITC, Mr.
Deepak R, Lecturer NITC and Mr.Rakesh, Student Co-ordinator,
The inaugural session was followed by a talk on FOSS philosophy.

Day 2 of the FOSSMeet started with a talk on coding in Python and
emerging web technologies. A session dedicated to implementation of
FOSS in schools was held for high-school children, visiting from the
nearby schools. A session on FOSS in Business was conducted by Lepeesh
Parat, a successful founder and CEO of Z-Beanz Technologies. The
session was followed by an amazing demonstration on Graphics Design by
Niyam Bhushan. A talk on OpenOffice and Linux Lab was conducted by
Rajesh Sola. A workshop on Font Editing and Design was held by Hiran.
A video conference of Paul Frields, leader of the Fedora Project was
hosted, and was followed by an eye-opening talk on blogging by Hari
Shanker, a student of Barton Hill Engineering College,Trivandrum.

Day 3 kicked off with a session on Free and Open source mobile phones,
OpenMoko - a recent innovation and emerging technology in the world of
mobile phones, by Rakshat Hooja of the IDA Systems. An interesting
session on Camera Hacking was conducted by Sujith. It was followed by
a workshop on 'Qt - a toolkit' by Pradeepto and his team. The day
ended with a session on Video Editing by Niyam Bhushan and an AVR
workshop by Deepak, a final year student of NITC. The FOSSMeet was
then concluded with the message of open source being imparted to the

A series of talks and workshops by around 20 speakers from across
India was held during the FOSSMeet 09. The talks covered all areas
including graphic design, business, mobile and blogging. The proceeds
of the meet looks forward to developers to join in and contribute to
the FOSS movement.

For more details visit, www.nitc.fossmeet.in

For any clarifications contact:
Dr. K P Mohandas
Ph: 09744655408

Amit Pundir
mca at nitc

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