Workshop on FOSS in KIIT College of Engineering Gurgaon


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VENUE: KIIT College of Engineering, Campus, Sohna Road, Near Maruti Kunj, Bhondsi, Gurgaon, Haryana

DATE: 24th October 2009

TIMINGS: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Instruction How to reach

People Coming from Delhi can get down from EXIT 10 of NH-8 and then take the 2nd Left turn to Sohna Road which is a straight road after travelling around 9kms there will be a KIIT Bus Stand take left from there and after around 200-300 Metres you can see the college gate on your left you can park your vehicle in the Parking on Left rest the College guards will help you. This page will help you for location.

COLLEGE BUS KIIT College is providing Free BUS Facility for everyone coming to this workshop ( All Participants) you can take Bus from the closest location. There are 3 Buses which will be plying from Madhuban Chowk, Police Line and Rani Bagh at around 6:30 am and for other details contact the conductors of these buses:

1. Shankar ( Dwarka Route) - 9891260993

2. Venkat ( Dhaula Kuan) - 9990396708

3. Bhupender (Saket ) - 9910205463

You can call these numbers and ask for various stops and timings.

All these buses will be reaching IFFCO CHOWK at around 7:40 am

and RAJIV CHOWK at around 7:50 am.

NOTE: If you want to take bus Please be there at your stop around 5-10 minutes before and you can recognise the buses with name of the college i.e. KIIT College of Engineering


Satyaakam will be travelling from Indirapuram Ghaziabad , i can accommodate 3 more People contact satyaakam at gmail dot com

FOSS Workshop

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) enthusiast and activist have been contributing to such events before too and this time students of KIIT Gurgaon with them have organised this workshop to spread awareness about Free and Open Source Movement. In this workshop attendees will get to know about FOSS from scratch about what it is, how the whole thing started, who started it and why....??

Here a lot of things about Linux and various other FOSS will also be covered like Mozilla Firefox, Eclipse IDE, Open etc.

Interested students can also get Linux installed on their Laptops to get the real experience and others can copy Cds for an installation later.

THIS IS A WORKSHOP BY THE STUDENTS FOR THE STUDENTS so it will be very interesting for sure.

Facebook Users may confirm your presence on ( You can attend without confirmation also but it is better to confirm so we can make sitting arrangement )


Workshop Mentors: Mr. Narendra Sisodiya

Workshop Student Coordinators from KIIT: Parin Sharma, Anirudh Shukla,Sameer Kaushik, Rohit Sharma, Harpreet Singh

If you too want to contribute contact Parin at [email protected] or Mr. Narendra Sisodiya at [email protected]



If you wish to present on a topic of your choice please add your name to the table below. Please respect the theme of the workshop when choosing your topic. Anyone interested can present.

Topic Name Duration Authors Type E-Mail ID
Free and Open Source Software for Institutional Infrastructure 45-60 minutes Gaurav Paliwal Presentation [email protected]
Introduction to FOSS 45-60 minutes Narendra Sisodiya Presentation
FOSS documentary Films 30-45 minutes Movies (not sure)
Installation and Demo of compiz 3D 30-45 minutes Demo
Coding and Debugging C++ with eclipse 20-30 minutes Narendra Sisodiya Demo
Bridging the Digital Divide with FOSS 15-20 minutes Parin Sharma Presentation [email protected]
Foss Career Option's 10 Minutes Satyaakam Goswami Talk
OLPC demo 10 Minutes Satyaakam Goswami Demo
NRCFOSS and Colleges 10 Minutes Satyaakam Goswami Talk

After Workshop

We had a great fun over the workshop. You can read full blog on workshop at LUG@IITD's blog and View Pics of workshop at

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