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Hunt Excels @ First Day

Swatantra Treasure Hunt after completing its first day received a warm welcome from both students and general Public. As of now, 130 plus students and 120 plus general public registered . They both on total made 5500 plus attempts for breaking the levels. Excited to see the responses in the upcoming days.

 

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Swatantra Treasure Hunt Launched

Swatantra Treasure Hunt Launched Today at 10.00 am. This Online Quiz Competition is conducted by Space in association with ICFOSS , as a promotional event for the upcoming Swatantra 2017 ( swantantra.net.in) . This game is conducted in two sections for both students and general public and has a total prize money of 1 lakh.

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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.

Matrubhumi article on Insight

A news article in the Matrubhumi newspaper of July 4 th 2016 discussed the proposed expansion of SPACE’s Insight project, which is now confined to Thiruvananthapuram district, to the rest of Kerala. Insight, presently supported by the Department of Social Justice, has crossed many hurdles and uncertainties to reach its sixth year of functioning.

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