[PLUG] [Event Report] GNU Make: FISAT, Angamaly, Kerala
shakthimaan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 10:31:27 IST 2011
I had presented an introduction to GNU Make, "Dum Ka Biryani, Make for
each other"  at "ICE-FOSS 2011" , August 26-27, 2011 at Federal
Institute of Science and Technology , Angamaly, Kerala.
The conference had talks, hands-on workshops, and project demos. There
were interesting projects displayed at the stalls by the students
varying from Arduino-based hardware projects, to Python mobile
application development to games, and applications developed using
opencv. Pamphlets were made for each project, and given to the
visitors at the stall. I reviewed the projects that were demoed and
gave them feedback. The Institute is in the process of migrating their
servers, so we should (hopefully) see the sources made available
I also had a chance to meet Anvar K Sadath, Executive Director at the
IT at School  project. They have trained nearly 2 lakh teachers on
F/OSS over the years. Their new initiative is animation training 
using free/open source software.
The Institute does have a cluster setup called "Dakshina"  which is
used by students, and the faculty. They also do allow other nearby
colleges to use the facility on request.
I would like to thank the Management of FISAT, for sponsoring my
travel and for the wonderful hospitality. Photos taken during the trip
are available at my /gallery .
 Dum Ka Biryani, Make for each other.
 ICE-FOSS, 2011. http://icefoss.fisat.ac.in/
 Federal Institute of Science and Technology. http://www.fisat.ac.in/
 IT at School. https://www.itschool.gov.in/index.php
 Animation training. https://www.itschool.gov.in/animation/
 "Dakshina" cluster.
 Photos. http://www.shakthimaan.com/Mambo/gallery/album69
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