Abiding by the motto "Sharing knowledge, bridging gaps" MCUG(MIT Computer User's Group) organized their flagship event "LINUXICATION" a workshop that acquaints the budding computer enthusiasts with the basics of Linux based operating systems and provides motivational guidance for being a part of the open-source community. The workshop was conducted over three days from 5th Februrary to 7th Februrary in Department of Computer Engineering at MIT, Pune. The event saw a great response with about 150 participants for the workshop.
First day of the workshop began with industrial Talks by Mr. Raju Vindane, an intern with the Humara linux project and a contributor to the projects like Diaspora and Debian and Mr. Dhanesh Sabane, a final year student who is an active contributor to Fedora and Mozilla. The speakers spoke about the need and the benefits of using the open source technology and tried to make students acquainted with the evolution of Linux and other open source technologies.
The main event started following the industrial Talk which saw an array of sessions delivered by the members of MCUG beginning with the basics and going upto some advanced technologies. Pre-installation session gave students a brief idea of firmware basics and booting process which would help them to know the actual process that goes on behind the scene. This was followed by an extended installation session where all the students installed Ubuntu flavor of Linux on their laptops. Just to get hang of things and make people familiar with the operating system some basic sessions like Directory Structure and Basic Commands followed the installation.
Second day saw some interesting sessions which were focused on displaying the true power of Linux and open-source softwares. Sessions like shell scripting, GCC-GDB, Source Code exploration put forth some of the core fundamentals of automation and programming. The session on SSH-Telnet dealt with basic networking proficiency.
The last day was aimed at providing the students with knowledge of some advanced Open Source technologies. This day includede some of the most important and extended sessions like Advanced Shell Scripting, Emacs, Git and Advanced Commands which dealt with networking and text manipulation
With this the last day concluded on a high note with an overwhelming response from the participants who showed interest in making a shift from Windows to the open-source software.