If you own a PC/laptop and want to run it on an operating system that comes without strings attached, walk into GNU/Linux Installation Fest at Park Centre, Technopark with your PC/laptop on any day between September 1 to 5, 2008.
The Fest to be hosted by GNU/Linux Users Group Trivandrum, FSF-India, SPACE and Zyxware Technologies will be the third in a series of installation fests held this year. It will feature a series of talks on various applications of Free and Open Source Software. Two films developed with free software would be screened at the fest.
The fest will be inaugurated by Sri M.A Baby, Hon'ble Minister for Education, Government of Kerala at 4:30 p.m on September 1.
26th July, 2008, Pondichery
SPACE , partnering with UNDP, provided 10-days training for first batch of community media facilitators at Pondichery. The training aimed at enabling the Village Information Center staff from different villages, linked with post Tsunami rehabilitation work, to acquire skills in Free Software based audio,video and web development tools.
1st July, 2008, Kalamassery.
The 35 students of the 3rd year BSW programme of Rajagiri School of Social Work got to check their skill level and were able to learn further with World Wide Web. The two-day training SPACE conducted at Rajagiri Campus mainly trained the students to build websites, besides exposing them to the possibilities of new media in the profession of social work.
21 June, 2008, Kalady
Students of Social work department of Sankara University underwent a one-day training on the strategic use of ICT. The students were given orientation on the possibilities of new media. The sessions of the day mainly focused on the concept of internet/world wide web. The students were also introduced to tools like reader softwares, rss feeds, social book marking etc. It is the first of the series of training to be conducted with the same group.