Request for a Team to guide college students for open source projects

Friends.

Few days back, I had a discussion with HOD MCA Dept, Panimalar Engg
College, Chennai.

They are willing to encourage their 180 final year students to do
projects in open source technologies.
They need our support in the following areas.

1. Training on various FOSS languages and technologies
2. Helping the students to select open source projects to contribute
3. Mentoring the students during the development period

I showed the following pages.
http://wiki.ilugc.in/index.php?title=Projects_List
http://wiki.ilugc.in/index.php?title=Projects_Mentors

They are highly interested to see these pages.

The staff will be their internal guide and we have to be as external guides.

We have 2 semesters.
We can use 1 semester for training and the next for project development.
Students will be available from 3.30 – 5.30 pm daily.

This is a great opportunity for us to bring more open source contributors.
When the staff and students from are willing to contribute, industry
should help them to make it into reality.

I ensured them as to give a proposal within this week.

We have to plan for the following things.

1. Trainers who can goto college in person to train the students
2. List of open source projects to contribute
3. Mentors for the students

We need a huge list of project as all the students have to do
individual projects.
We need more persons to participate in the huge project of turning
students into contributors.

Please share your thoughts here, on how to proceed further.

Note: All the efforts will be rewarded by the college management.

The trainers need to goto the college in person.
IRC/Mailing list/forums can aid the training, but cant replace the
care taken by a person.
We can discuss with college and fix the suitable time for our team.

We request you to add your name and information in the following wiki page.
http://wiki.ilugc.in/index.php?title=Mentors_for_Panimalar_Engg_College_Students

The following may be the training topics

  • Linux Basics
  • Programming with PHP
  • Programming with Perl
  • Programming with Ruby
  • Programming with Python
  • Web frameworks – CakePHP/Rails/Django
  • C/C++ programming with gcc
  • GUI development with GTK/QT  [using c,c++ or python]
  • Kernel Programming
  • Network Programming
  • Version Control Systems – subversion,git,bzr

Feel free to add topics/ your skills / availability in the wiki page
or email to me.

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