I had conducted a one-day introductory workshop on Fedora at Foresight Institute of Management and Research, affiliated to University of Pune, Maharashtra, India on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Foresight Institute

I started the day’s proceedings with an introduction to free/open source software. Most of the students who participated were studying towards their bachelor’s programme in computer applications (BCA), and were familiar with C, C++ and Java development. I gave a demo of the Fedora desktop, and also showed them the plethora of software that they can use.

I also introduced them to revision control with examples on using git. I also addressed the various communication tools that we use, the basic communication guidelines, and the Fedora sub-projects that they can participate in.


During the post-lunch session, I explained to them about copyright, trademarks, and licensing, and how to use them. I explained the basic concepts in installation, and gave them a demo of installation of Fedora. I have given them CD/DVD images of both Fedora 15 and 16.

Thanks to Antriksh Shah for working with me for a month in organizing this workshop.