I conducted a “Careers with GNU/Linux and Free Software” workshop on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

This is the first time that I actually “flew” to a workshop. Indian Airlines flight was delayed by two hours. The workshop was to start at 10:15, but, I reached Hyderabad only at 1200 noon. Hyderabad is a Pretty Hot Place (PHP?). It was 30 degree celsius, but, felt like 50! I presented the following: Careers with GNU/Linux, Free Software, GNU/Linux desktop, Embedded HOWTO, Alliance VLSI CAD Tools HOWTO.

The posters made for the workshop are available: [Flyer I] [Flyer II]

There were about 180 students from in and around Hyderabad. There were students who came all the way from Vijayawada (300 km) by bus, overnight, and I was elated. Students from other colleges who participated in the workshop were eager to have similar workshops for their colleges. I have agreed for the same.

I was able to meet folks from Free Software Foundation, Andhra Pradesh Chapter. I shall provide the organizers’ contacts to NRC-FOSS.

I would like to thank Dr. Atul Negi (Vice-Chairman, IEEE Hyderabad Section), Dr. Madhav Negi (Chairman, IEEE Computer Society, Hyderabad Section) for their support.

Thanks also to Santosh Arjun (Vice-Chairman, IEEE Student Chapter, Osmania University) for working with me for more than a month in organizing this workshop.