[fedora-india] [Event Report] Fedora workshop, St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai, India, June 14, 2013

Shakthi Kannan shakthimaan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 07:32:10 UTC 2013


A Fedora workshop was organised at St. Joseph's College of Engineering
[1], Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on Friday, June 14, 2013. The
participants were students from the Master of Computer Applications
(MCA) department.

The forenoon session began with an introduction to Free/Open Source
Software (F/OSS) and Fedora. I explained the various project and
communication guidelines [2] that students need to follow, and
mentioned the various Fedora sub-projects [3] that they can contribute
to. System architecture, and compilation concepts were also discussed.
The need to use free and open standards was emphasized. Copyright, and
licensing were briefly addressed.

After lunch, a programming lab session was held to see how students
solve problems. Their code was reviewed, and suggestions for
improvement were given. Klavaro [4] was shown to students to learn
touch typing. I also gave an overview of GCC using the "Introduction
to GCC" [5] presentation. The concept of using revision control
systems was illustrated. A demo of Fedora 18 (x86_64) was shown, and
the same was installed on the lab desktops.

Thanks to Prof. Parvathavarthini Mam for working with me in organizing
this workshop. Thanks also to Prof. Shirley for managing the

Few photos taken during the trip are available in my /gallery [6].



[1] St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai, India. http://stjosephs.ac.in/

[2] i-want-2-do-project-tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora.

[3] Fedora sub-projects. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Projects

[4] Klavaro. http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/en/

[5] Introduction to GCC.

[6] Photos. http://www.shakthimaan.com/Mambo/gallery/album93

Shakthi Kannan

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