*Workshop at MMCOE Pune *

A Fedora Workshop was conducted at Marathwada Mitramandal College of
Engineering at Karve nagar Pune.[1] Maharashtra India on 31st August 2013.
The participants were from Department of Computer Engineering and
Information Technology engineering students.

The workshop was divided into 3 different sessions.

I began the 1st session with the short open-source inspirational video[2].

 *Session 1. *
Session 1 was the Introduction to open-source and GNU/Linux. Through this
session I explained the term open-source by starting from history of Unix,
how the Free Software Foundation was found, How GNU works and explained the
GPL licensing term. Then I introduced the Linux Kernel, how it is
developed, how community works and the release schedules of the Kernel.
Then I introduced the Fedora Linux distribution and told them how the
Fedora community works and how to contribute to Fedora project. Then I
introduced the various open-source tools and applications which are
alternative to other proprietary software.

 *Session 2 *
Session 2 was on Linux basic commands. I started this session with the
overview of Linux file system and explained the linux filesystem hierarchy
and use and purpose of directories like /*boot, /etc,/**v**ar* etc. Then I
demonstrated the use of some basic commands like *ls,ps,top,mkdir,pwd,man,*etc.
Some user commands like *su, sudo useradd, mount, unmount* etc. This
session introduced the students to the Linux basic use and operations. Some
students had an laptop with pre-installed Linux distro and they also
practiced all these.

 *Session 3*
Session 3 was the Bash scripting session, I began it with describing
features and use of two powerful editors Vim and Emacs, I told them some
text processing shortcuts and proceed towards introduction of the Bash
scripting. After Introducing the Bash scripting I highlighted the basics
with practical examples on variables(local and global),
loops(for,while,until), conditional statements(If,if/else) and switch case
in the bash. After that I gave one problem statement to write in bash for
creating a menu driven program using case to to run different commands and
applications. Few of them showed the good logic in their scripting and
finally I also demonstrated that program on projector and showed the

After it there was a short Q&A Session and I answered best of my Knowledge
to students and Staff.

Then we ended the last session with the short Linux video[3].

This was the short summary of a workshop conducted at MMCOE, Thanks to
Computer Department HOD Prof.Joshi Sir and staff members Prof. Rahul Dagade
Sir and Shailaija Madam for arranging the workshop and maintaing such a
wonderful hospitality.

[1] http://mmcoe.edu.in/

[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PJv11Cff5Y

[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVpbFMhOAwE&list=TLkrpdZb4r-dI

Some photos taken during workshop are uploaded on my blog

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