Workshop on GNU/Linux at SKR Engg College

Last Friday, Dec 3, We had a workshop on Gnu/Linux at
SKR Engineering College, Poonamalee, Chennai.

We had around 30 participants from various colleges and organizations.
College provided the LAB with redhat machines for the practice.

Arun Eapen, from RedHat gave intro about the FOSS History and its growth.
Then, he moved to explained the concepts of “Virtualization”.

Using the “virt-manager” in the computers, he demonstrated on how to install another OS inside a host.
Participants explored the “virt-manager” and the hands on session was interesting to all of them.

I showed a demo of ubuntu desktop, multimedia, office applications, and other alternate applications.

Raman trained on the shell commands and linux file system architecture.
Then, he moved on “Perl” Training.

It was so interesting to see the participants learning perl with much interest.
Myself and Dhilip were helping them to practise.

Due to less time, I missed the handson training on Python.
Just showed a slideshow about Python.
http://www.slideshare.net/arulalan/python-an-intro

Ended with the talk on “Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai” [ http://ilugc.in ]

The feedback from the audience is good.
they want more workshops like this.
Let us plan and do more.

Thanks for Safia, Sathya Sai, Munisamy, Muthu and other college staff for the
excellent hosting, food, travel, lab arrangements and the efforts.

The interest on FOSS shown by the college management is so great.
Hoping for more sessions in the college.

Thanks for Arun Eapen, Raman and Dhilip for making this event a good start for the upcoming events.

Some snaps are here.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=44078&id=133359730009404

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