[Event-Report] One day Fedora Workshop Conducted at KKW College Nashik.

A one day Fedora Workshop was scheduled on October 11th October 2014 at KKW College Nashik[1].
After reaching one of the Reputed College of City it was an Small Felicitation by HOD of MCS
Department.

The Workshop Mainly was divided into 2 sessions of 2 hours each.

Session : I

It was an introductory session to Open-Source and GNU/Linux. I started with a small presentation explaining the History of Open-source and GNU, When it was established and what are the goals of it. I focused on the four features of FOSS i.e. Freedom to use, freedom to examine , Freedom to redistribute and freedom to modify. Then I introduced the GNU/Linux, the Linux Kernel, how it is built and how is the release process of the Linux kernel with the short video[2]. Then I introduced the Fedora GNU/Linux Operating system. I showed the live installation of the Fedora 20 distro and also showed the dual boot process of installing Linux with other OS. I showed the different Desktop flavors like GNOME, KDE, XFCE, MATE etc. After Installation of the Fedora 20, I explained the basic commands with examples, I focused on File processing commands and process monitoring commands. I also explained the Features of Fedora and focused on 4 F’s of Fedora Project. I explained the Freedom, Friends, Features, First. I also introduced the Fedora Project Community with all the SIGs and also explained how to join Fedora Project with Fedora Account Systems. With the Introduction to GNU/Linux with Fedora, Students asked me some basic questions and I was happy to answer them in simplest Language few questions were like how to change IP adress etc.

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Session : II

Session II was focused on how to use Fedora, I started with the the installation and un-installation of software’s. Firstly I explained the de-facto standard of Linux Software Installation and showed the installation of GNOME IP messenger from source. Then I focused more on showing the installation by command line and showed the installation, upgrading and uninstallation by yum command. Installed the software VLC with yum command i.e yum install vlc and also showed un-installation by yum remove command. Also demonstrated the updating and searching for the particular package with yum. Then I showed the Software Installation and un-installation with rpm command for .rpm packages with the archey package. Further I showed the simplest way by showing Gnome Software and Yum Extender. In between there were few questions like how to install windows software on Linux and I answered them. After installation I showed how to use Text Editors like Vim, Emacs and Gedit. Then I explained step by step procedure for how to compile and run programs of C, C++, Python, Ruby and Shell. After that I spoke on Fedora Project Community and how one can contribute to it. Shared the links of particular SIG’s of Fedora Project.
At the end there were questions from students and I answered best of my knowledge.
I conducted a small oral quiz and distributed the Fedora 20 DVDs and Stickers to Students.
It was nice experience and special one because of the support and guidance of Fedora India Community.

Thanks a lot for Prof. Pawan Malani for arranging the workshop.

Also I am Thankful to Fedora Contributors Chandan Kumar and Siddhesh Poyarekar for their personal guidance for this workshop.

Thanks a lot Fedora India Community for the great support.

It was an awesome experience of conducting a small Fedora Workshop.

[1]www.kkwagh.edu.in
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVpbFMhOAwE

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About Slash Rahul

A Passionate Software Engineer, Open-Source Enthusiastic.

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