A one-day embedded/VLSI Free/Open Source workshop at BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka was organized today, Saturday, November 17, 2007.

I handled embedded, system architecture concepts, Linux device drivers, and an introduction to OpenMoko. Aanjhan addressed FOSS EDA tools, Verilog, embedded GNU/Linux labs HOWTO et. al.

I would like to thank Shashank Bharadwaj for working with me during the past few weeks in coordinating/organizing the event.

Students were mostly from EEE/ECE background. According to the few interested students, the institution management are quite willing to help/invest for the students, but, very few takers for it.

There are few permanent faculty, who teach different courses every semester. But, most of them move to the Industry.

During the workshop, I did emphasize on the need to use FOSS tools to enhance their skills, and get exposure to the Industry, FOSS community, and the real world.

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