I had conducted a Fedora workshop ("GNUtsav") at National Institute of
Technology (NIT), Agartala , Tripura, India on July 18-19, 2009.
I would like to thank the Fedora project for sponsoring the event.
Special thanks to the student volunteers who worked hard in organizing
the event. Mention must be made for the support of the faculty, Prof.
Swapan Debbarma, Prof. Anupam Jamatia ("ajnr" on freenode), and Prof.
My presentation sessions included:
* i-want-2-do-project. tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora.
* Badam Halwa of Embedded Systems
* di-git-ally managing love letters
* Fedora Electronic Lab (demo)
* Packaging RPM -- Red hot, Paneer (butter) Masala
The presentations are available from:
It has only been two years since this Institution has started. It is
25 km from Agartala city. The Institute has 50% reservation for State
students, and 50% for students coming through an All India Engineering
Entrance Examination. People speak Hindi, English, Bengali, and
Guwahati, Assam is the main connectivity for this part of the world,
or, flying from Kolkatta, West Bengal is the other option. Subsidized
rate flights are available from major domestic carriers in India.
Helicopter service between North-Eastern States is also available,
but, is expensive. Bus journey from Guwahati, Assam to Agartala,
Tripura is very tedious, and might take atleast 24 hours. When passing
through the dense forests, CPRF  escort is required due to
insurgency problems in forest areas.
Students have access to distros at the labs, as well as in the hostel.
Power cuts are quite common here. Mobile cell coverage is nil or works
at only few places. Internet connectivity is nil or very slow on
campus. Hence, we have provided them with an offline Fedora 10
repository (around 24 GB) that they can use in their computers or in
the LAN. Special thanks also goes to dgplug user group from Durgapur,
West Bengal for the offline repos . There are few browsing centers
in the city that students can use, but have to travel the distance
from the campus. Work is in progress to provide students with a Fedora
Agartala is a very scenic, lush green, and very peaceful place.
Hopefully when the construction work on campus is completed in the
next six months, they will be better equipped with Internet access for
communicating online, and for VoIP sessions.
As customary, here are few photos that I took during the trip:
 NIT, Agartala, Tripura user group mailing list.
 Durgapur, West Bengal user group. http://dgplug.org/intro/
 CRPF. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Reserve_Police_Force
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2009-07-19 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (19 juil.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur
IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
This page is flagged "needs love" for quite sometime.
If someone is interested in getting this right, I can sponsor.
It will be a nice hands on on wiki editing for new contributors.
Any hand? And BTW, this is not as easy as it seems. :)
Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
I am happy to let you know that finding out the nearest ambassadors,
which was once a tedious task, is now as simple as viewing a map.
Basically it is a backend script, which takes out the location data
out of FAS and render it to a map. The map is here, it looks ugly.
We shall soon apply the fedora css to it, and patch the markers with a
nice icon. It will look nice then.
What is more important, a few people have got their location wrong.
Please correct it. Also, many have not set their locations at all. I
request you all to do it, as this will be the point of reference for
people outside the project from now on. You will find the instructions
If you have any problem, please let me know.
I got a mail from a student in SRM asking for help regarding an event
in his college tech fest:
I am a student of SRM University, Chennai. We are having Our College
Annual Tech Event in September 2009. I am organising a event "Think
Linux" A Linux Workshop!! At present no much attention is given to
Open Source In our college!! As you are Campus Ambassador Of Fedora
Could you please provide some support for this event!! To make this
event a Success We would be in need of supporters like you!! so that
we could use fedora logo in posters, Banners and
certificate for participation!! The event details i am mailing with
this email as attachment!! hope you would consider my request
I've asked a day or two to reply back. I've also told him to post the
event on our events wiki, or I'll do it. A main thing is that they
have to confirm the event first. I replied him back thus:
I'm sure I'll be able to help you. You register your name on
fedoraproject.org, and add your event there. I'll talk with my fellow
Ambassadors and help you out. Fedora logo can be used, yes. But take
care not to distort it, colors or shape. If you post your event on the
events wiki at fedoraproject.org you can get help from people around
the world. You can also sign up to become a Fedora Campus Ambassador."
Can anyone else guide me, this is the first time that I've had such a
request, and I want to fulfill it.
Mozilla Campus Representative
SSN College of Engineering