Workshop On Web Technologies at GCEK

A three day Workshop on Web technologies was conducted at Government College Of Engineering , Kannur on March 11,12 and 13. This programme was Conducted by ICFOSS and Department of computer science , GCEK in association with Space. About 30 students from 1st,2nd and 3rd year of computer science participated in the event.

Faculty Development Programme At SCTCE

image1  A Faculty Development Programme based on KTU Foss Lab curriculum was conducted at SCT College Of Enginnering, Trivandrum from December 13 to 17 of 2016. This program was conducted by the Department of Computer Science , SCTCE and Space in association with ICFOSS with an objective to enable faculties to conduct the Foss Lab activities as per the KTU curriculum.More than 30 faculties from various Enginnering Colleges attended the program.

Event Date: 
Tue, 2016-12-13

Hackathon - workshop on free software

Hackathon – a 3 day residential workshop on free software for engineering students from all over Kerala- was conducted in association with ICFOSS at the ICFOSS office, Trivandrum from 2 nd -4 th, September. The event was designed to find ambassadors/ from various engineering colleges to work with and also promote the ideas of free software at their respective colleges and other places of work.

Women Hackathon-College of Engineering, Munnar

The first Women Hackathon for the new academic year was conducted at College Of Engineering , Munnar on 19,20 and 21 of August,2016. The partcipants were around 16, second and final year girl students, from the college spanning different departments like Computer Science , Electronics and Communication and Electrical Engineering.

The workshop started on 19 th with an introductory session on free software. The idea of freedom in software as a form of knowledge was discussed in an interactive manner. The students were familiarized with the various freedoms users get to enjoy with a free software and the concept of copyleft.An initial skeptical audience soon found it comfortable with the software freedom as a way of sharing and multiplying the knowledge. After a break for lunch, a game was conducted to challenge students in building opinion on an idea independently, expressing the opinion and changing them if needed. A session on GNU/Linux followed, with a step-by- step procedure to install a Linux based operating system (Debian).

Deshabhimani article on Adivasi youth skill development

The Deshabhimani newspaper of July 3 rd 2016 carried an article on empowering Adivasi youth to document their own language, history and culture and share them with the world by building a website, which is to be launched next month. This is part of a project funded by SBI Life at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), where Adivasi youth in the 18-35 age group are trained in web designing by SPACE.


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