I would like to thank the Tiruchirapalli MySQL group and CSE department faculty, students, and the management of Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India for giving me an opportunity to conduct a one-day GNU/Linux workshop. The workshop was announced in the newspapers, “The Indian Express” and “The Hindu”.


The following topics were addressed: Careers with GNU/Linux, Free Software for Engineers, and a demo of the GNU/Linux Desktop.

The MYSQL group is working on using LAMP on GNU/Linux for the Pulivazham village cooperative society milk center farmers. They require to keep track of accounts, volume of milk stored in the facilities, and general book-keeping activities. Good luck to the Tiruchirapalli MySQL team for this project. Hopefully next time when we visit, we will see Pulivazham farmers using GNU/Linux for their day-to-day activities.

Thanks to S. Srinivasan, T. Shivakumar, Arul Jeeva, and Lakshminarayanan of Tiruchirapalli MySQL group, Harsha Infotech, and Rajaram Systems.

Special thanks to Ramkumar L who has been working with me in planning this event for the past two weeks. Thanks to Prof. Venkatasubramanian, HOD, CSE Department, Saranathan College of Engineering for coordinating the sessions.

The photos of the workshop (and the trip) can be viewed from my /gallery.