Date: 26th – 30th Jan 2013 Venue: Sai Vidya Institute of Technology, Doddaballapur Organized by: Free Software Movement Karnataka Register: Click Here Facebook Event: Click Here

Free Software movement Karnataka (FSMK) is organizing 5 days Industry Orientation workshop on preparing participants on Free Software technologies for the software industry. Currently software industry is actively adopting free software to reduce the cost and have much more freedom to modify the software to suit their needs. This has resulted in industry’s growing need of software professionals with expertise in free software technologies. This workshop is to ensure that participants are trained on various free software technologies so that they are better prepared for the industry.
The workshop will be a hands on workshop where students will gain knowledge on various technologies like Java, Python, Networking in Linux, Web Programming. The sessions will be conducted by industry professionals with vast amount of work experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with knowledge of free software in various domains so that they can choose whichever domain they are interested in and start working on it right during their college days.

Technical Syllabus The Technical part of the workshop will have three main parts.

Free Software Technologies (6 hr/day): This part will deal with sessions on various free software technologies. The idea of this part is to give enough information to students about various technologies so that they can then choose their domain of interest and continue learning it.

Friendship with GNU/Linux system
Introduction to GNU/Linux shell commands
Understanding GNU/Linux file systems
Understanding GNU/Linux processes
Becoming familiar with vi/vim editor
Networking in UNIX
Introduction to basic IP Address/gateways/routing
Configuring services like Apache2/Dynamic-DNS/ssh
Understanding networking commands like telnet, ssh, ping, route,ifconfig
Introduction to OOPS concept using Java
Brief introduction to developing android apps using Java
Introduction to python
Developing desktop applications using Py/GTK
Web Programming in LAMP
Introduction to LAMP stack
Developing web applications using PHP

Free Software Contributions(1 hr/day): This part will deal with sessions on how to contribute to free software. It will be a one hour per day session touching on various aspects of free software contribution.
Free Software Introduction
History, significance
Interaction with free software community
Mailing list
Bug triaging
Reporting bugs
Bug triaging
Where is the source code
Concept of Code revisions
Tools like git
Free online project hosting like github
Need for localization
.po files
Tools for localization

Free Software in Industry(1 hr/day): This part will have sessions about the increasing trend of usage of free software in the industry. Various industry personnel with vast amount of experience will be joining us to discuss on how they have adopted free software in their industry. It will be a one hour session per day. Few listed topics are as below:
Entrepreneurship using Free Software
Free Software in Quality Testing industry
Free Software in System Administration
Free Software for Small/Medium Enterprises
Concept of freedom in Hardware
Free Software in Enterprise Server Market
Free Software in Cloud Computing