FREE AND OPEN SOURCE CLUB

LIST OF ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON YEARLY BASIS

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016
 

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ACTIVITY TITLE

DATE

INAUGURATED BY

1

FOSS club Inauguration

1/09/2016

Prof. Bijumon T

Activity 1: FOSS club Inauguration

Description:

The program started at 3:30PM in Seminar Hall with a prayer. The Welcome address was given by Dr. Sanju V( HoD, CSE). And the presidential address was delivered by Dr. Ramkumar S, (Principal, MITS). He briefed about the general awareness and business aspects of how use of open source tools will benefited for our campus. Next, there was a logo unveiling by the chief guest of the function, Prof. Bijumon, an open source advocate and currently working as Asst. Professor in Department of Computer Engineering, MEC, Thrikkakara. Through his inaugural address he spoke about the free software foundation and the current practices in Free Software world. After the inaugural address, vote of thanks was given by student representative Ms. Archana Raj (Vice Chair, FOSS). Then as a token of remembrance, a memento was given by Dr. A C Mathai (Academic Advisor, MITS) to the guest on the behalf of FOSS club. By that it came to end for the formal session of MITSFOSS. Then there was an interactive session between the guest and the students. Different queries were discussed related to open source tools and its use. The audience of the program was different students from various batches of CSE and also the respective HoDs and faculties from various branches. The program winds up by 4:30 PM with the national anthem.

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foss club

foss club

 

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2017
 

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ACTIVITY TITLE

TYPE

DATE

CONDUCTED BY

1

Introduction to open source software

 

Classroom Activity

3/08/2017

S7 CSE students

2

Open Source Software in the Industry

Inter College Workshop

07/10/2017

S5 CSE students

Activity 1: Introduction to open source software

Description:

This activity was conducted for the students of S7 CSE, wherein the students were divided into group of four. Each member of the group was asked to select any open source software which are distinct from others and present it to their classmates. The students were themselves made to categorize each of their listed software under various categories based on the certain common functioning similarities. Open discussions were conducted on various open source software.



Photo 1: Various open source softwares categorized by the students

Photo 1: Various open source softwares categorized by the students

Activity 2: Open Source Software in the Industry

Description:

A workshop was conducted on the most relevant open source software in the industry under the leadership of MITS FOSS club on 7/10/2017 Saturday. Workshop started by 9.30 AM and there were 15 participants for the workshop including 3 participants from the EEE department. The workshop included hands on sessions on the following open

source softwares.

1. Git, most used version control software

2. Google Test, Unit testing framework for C++,developed by Google.

Workshop started by introduction to version control and the need for version control. First session included installing git and creating a git repository. Some linux commands for file system management and package management were also introduced during this part. Implementation of several version controlling concepts in git were discussed. Second session started with installing Google Test on Ubuntu and running some basic tests using Google Test. Participants were able to test different C++ programs using Google Test. On the third session, Apache web server was installed on Ubuntu system for sharing git repository. Participants were successfully shared their git repository using the git-http-backend. Due to the lack of time it was unable to finish the planned sessions on Jenkins automation tool. The list of participants and the stills from the workshop are attached with this report.

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foss club

foss club

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018
 

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ACTIVITY TITLE

TYPE

DATE

CONDUCTED BY

1

Javascript Internals, Clang, GDB

Talks

1/02/2018

08/02/2018

Asst. Prof. Girish Balakrishnan

2

Linux war

Competition

05/03/2018

09/03/2018

28/03/2018

 

Asst.Prof Sneha Sreedevi

Asst. Prof. Fasila K. A

3

PING: Familiarization of Ubuntu and Linux commands

Induction course

26/06/2018

Basil K Y(S7 CSE)

Liya Yohannan (S7 CSE)

4

Web Development

Workshop

29/09/2018

30/09/2018

John Prince(S7 ME)

5

WEBDD

Website Competition

26/09/2018

3/10/2018

21/10/2018

Georgy M Rajan(S5 CSE)

Eldhose K.A.(S5 CSE)

Activity 1: Javascript Internals, Clang and GDB

Description:

A talk on ‘Javascript internals’ was conducted for the students and faculty of Department of CSE on 2/2/2018. Session was taken by Aswin A.V. and Vimal P Viswan, S6 CSE. Event started at 1PM in Project lab. Next session was on Clang, taken by Liya Yohannan and Sara of S6 CSE. A special session on GDB was also conducted for the students of 2017-2021 CSE batch.

foss 2018

foss 2018

Activity 2: Linux War

Description:

Linux war, a Free and Open Source Software oriented competition was organized in March 2018, by Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Program committee comprised of Asst. Prof. Sneha S., Asst. Prof. Fasila K.A(faculty coordinators) and student volunteers from S8 CSE. The event was planned as an extended hour activity and was open to students from all departments of MITS. Winners were offered a cash prize of Rs.2500. The event got 40 registrations. Details of 3 rounds of the competition are given below.

Round 1 : FOSS QUIZ

The technical quiz was divided into 3 rounds based on questions from FOSS related topics. Students were divided into 20 teams of 2 members each. 2 sessions were conducted for 10 teams at a time. First round was ‘technical’ round, where each team got a chance to select the correct answer from the multiple choice answers within the stipulated time. Second round was named ‘Picture round’ in which pictures of scientists as well as FOSS related logos were displayed. Third was ‘Abbreviations’ round. No choices were given in 2nd and 3rd rounds.

The ‘FOSS QUIZ’ session was conducted from 4:30 PM to 6PM on 05-03-2018. The event had an enthusiastic involvement from all the participants. Audience questions and prizes were also provided which kept the environment lively. 20 students were shortlisted for the next round.

foss quiz

foss quiz

Round 2: Shell scripting

Each team (2members each) was given a set of questions to which they had to program using shell scripting. Shell scripting round was conducted on 09-03-2018 from 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM. 18 students were shortlisted based on the number of programs completed and the accuracy of outputs.

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Round 3 : Make your own game

Students were divided into 6 teams of 3 members each. The task was to develop game using any open source tool. To ensure the quality of games developed by student teams, it was decided to conduct round 3 in two levels. First level has been conducted on 28th March 2018. Teams were given suggestions from the evaluation team. Second and final level covered the technical aspects. The same was comprised of a presentation session (along with a demo) in front of the technical evaluation panel. Teams were evaluated based on criteria like completion time, innovation and the tools used. The presentation was followed by an EXPO which was open from 3.15 P.M to 4.00 P.M at project lab on 05-04-2018. The game developed by Aswin A.V(S6 CSE), Georgy M. Rajan(S4 CSE) and Amrutha Sreeraj(S2 CSE) secured first position and bagged a cash prize of Rs.2500. Prizes were distributed by Dr. Tripti S. Warrier.

foss quiz

foss quiz

Activity 4: PING: Familiarization of Ubuntu and Linux commands

 

Description:

The main objective of the induction program was :

1. To expose first year students to FOSS environment and introduce them to use open source packages in open source platform.

2. Get familiarized with UBUNTU

  • Logging into a Unix system

  • Normal users and root

  • Using the bash shell

  • Running commands

  • Some basic commands

  • Editing text files

Activity 5: Web development workshop

Description:

The workshop was conducted for the students of all semesters of CSE. The total number of participants attended was around 30.The program was started from afternoon of 29/09/2018. John Prince of S7 ME and Basil K Y of S7 CSE were the resource persons. A complete hands on sessions was conducted on the topics PHP, HTML, CSS and JS. Almost all the area for web designing purpose was covered under the workshop.

foss club web development workshop

foss club web development workshop

foss club web development workshop

foss club web development workshop

foss club web development workshop

Activity 6: WEBDD

Description:

As part of zeroth hour activity FOSS club organized a website development competition "WEBDD" for the students of MITS. It was conducted for three days. It was a grand opportunity for the students to work as a team and excel their skills. There were 17 teams as participants. They were given one month of time to plan as well as implement. Out of 17 teams 3 teams were selected for the first prize, second runner up and first runner up. A prize money of Rs. 2500 was given as first prize to the team comprised of Sreehari M.S., Unnimaya M, Ashly Mathew and Ananya R. of S3 CSE, by Dr.Anand Hareendran S, Head of the Department. Team of Amal Sabu and Ajil Paul of S3 CSE won 2nd prize and team of Udesh U, Jishnu P.S., Arihant Hirawat, abhiram R Pai of S3 CSE and another team of Evelyn Eldho, Liby P.A., Megha Mariam Baby, Varna Ashok of S5 CSE shared 3rd prize.

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