Monday Sep 21, 2009

Software Freedom Week Celebrations'09 - SASTRA University

Introduction to FOSS and Open Source Technologies :- Enjoying the true spirit of Freedom

                 Welcome back!Long since I blogged here and here is right time for doing it.We are celebrating the Software Freedom Week at SASTRA University from September 21 -September 26.So that means it started off today,and the first session was an introduction to Open source technologies and  kind of orientation in the software freedom week,and also some of the othere folks who missed it last time.This time the event poster was made by me,which people said it looked like NOTICE.(but I suppose both convey information).So we have formed a team of 22 organisers to organise the entire event,who have started doing installation points all through the campus.

                I spoke about Open Source,Open source Ecosystem,Students role in the same.I started speaking about D's(Dwarak :P),then about Devlopment,Distribution,Documentation(Distribution).I also shared some examples,tech jokes,and also some interesting statistics about open source technology.I saw a new set of first year folks who were very enthusiatic.I gave OSUM badges and my contact number as giveaways : P

                It was a total fun out there,and I personally enjoyed every moment of it.But I was not able to forgive two people who disturbed me a lot.One was Mr.Rain and the other was  Powersupply.

Overall,it gave a good start to the Software Freedom Week Celebrations'09.

Thanks to all the organizers.


Next session:-

Topic:Linux Install Fest

Venue:Tifac Seminar II

Date: 22.09.09

Time:5.00PM

Stay Tuned!

Monday Mar 23, 2009

GLOSS Expanding its HORIZON

GLOSS has become a very active club at SASTRA,but on the other hand I felt that my university's branch at Kumbakonam,had a very few exposure to the world of Open Source Technologies and Sun's Technologies.Our Dean has requested me to do a small application project in that campus,so I thought I will introduce them with Web Technologies-PHP and MySQL which could help them doing the application project.

                                          I planned for the event on  March 5(Thursday) at 11.30am.(Because i have some free hours on Thursday : P).The session was aimed at Pre-Final years as they will be mature enough to do the projects using these Technologies.

                                          I started the session with the basics of Open Source,Open Source for Students and cited some real time examples(Inspired by Joe Hartley).

                                        I started with basic components of Internet,and then moved on to basics of PHP and MySQL and then showed them a basic login page and then made a small page,attached it to a CSS(Cascading Style sheet using Netbeans 6.5) and then created a page which could take up their name,email-ids,Contact no.

                                     The session went on really cool,where I was asked to show the differences between .NET and Netbeans and other perfomance statistics between PHP/MySQL and ASP.NET/MS SQL.

                                     I have also made intiatives to start the small application project in SASTRA SRC(Srinivasa Ramanujam Centre) campus.I am immensely happy that GLOSS and SASTRA OSUM is expanding its horizon.

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Thanks To:

       Prof.Vaidhyasubramaniam(Dean Planning and development)

       Prof.Hariprakash (H.O.D CSE,SRC campus).



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