[PLUG] [Event Report] Fedora Workshop Conducted at MMCOE Pune
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Mon Sep 2 08:40:35 PDT 2013
*Workshop at MMCOE Pune *
A Fedora Workshop was conducted at Marathwada Mitramandal College of
Engineering at Karve nagar Pune. Maharashtra India on 31st August 2013.
The participants were from Department of Computer Engineering and
Information Technology engineering students.
The workshop was divided into 3 different sessions.
I began the 1st session with the short open-source inspirational video.
*Session 1. *
Session 1 was the Introduction to open-source and GNU/Linux. Through this
session I explained the term open-source by starting from history of Unix,
how the Free Software Foundation was found, How GNU works and explained the
GPL licensing term. Then I introduced the Linux Kernel, how it is
developed, how community works and the release schedules of the Kernel.
Then I introduced the Fedora Linux distribution and told them how the
Fedora community works and how to contribute to Fedora project. Then I
introduced the various open-source tools and applications which are
alternative to other proprietary software.
*Session 2 *
Session 2 was on Linux basic commands. I started this session with the
overview of Linux file system and explained the linux filesystem hierarchy
and use and purpose of directories like /*boot, /etc,/**v**ar* etc. Then I
demonstrated the use of some basic commands like
Some user commands like *su, sudo useradd, mount, unmount* etc. This
session introduced the students to the Linux basic use and operations. Some
students had an laptop with pre-installed Linux distro and they also
practiced all these.
Session 3 was the Bash scripting session, I began it with describing
features and use of two powerful editors Vim and Emacs, I told them some
text processing shortcuts and proceed towards introduction of the Bash
scripting. After Introducing the Bash scripting I highlighted the basics
with practical examples on variables(local and global),
loops(for,while,until), conditional statements(If,if/else) and switch case
in the bash. After that I gave one problem statement to write in bash for
creating a menu driven program using case to to run different commands and
applications. Few of them showed the good logic in their scripting and
finally I also demonstrated that program on projector and showed the
After it there was a short Q&A Session and I answered best of my Knowledge
to students and Staff.
Then we ended the last session with the short Linux video.
This was the short summary of a workshop conducted at MMCOE, Thanks to
Computer Department HOD Prof.Joshi Sir and staff members Prof. Rahul Dagade
Sir and Shailaija Madam for arranging the workshop and maintaing such a
Some photos taken during workshop are uploaded on my blog
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