I had presented the (in)famous “i-want-2-do-project.tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora” presentation as a guest lecturer at “Pragyan 2012”, NIT, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

NIT Trichy

Most of the student participants were familiar with the the *nix desktop. I explained to them the various project, communication guidelines, and best practices that they need to follow when working on free/open source software projects. I had also introduced them to the various Fedora sub-projects that they can participate and learn from.


Four years ago, I was invited by the Pengufest team of Pragyan, but, I couldn’t make it then. Apparently, my presentation has been circulating among them for quite some time, and they now got to hear it from the horse’s mouth.

On Saturday, as part of the Pengufest track there were sessions held by Dr. Viswanath Poosala on “Engineering Innovation - A recipe for coming up with disruptive ideas”, and sessions on “How to be a Hacker?”, “Functional Programming and why it matters”, and “Lisp - God’s own programming language” by Vivek Shangari.

I also attended Suraj Kumar’s talk on “GNU/Linux in large scale Internet based businesses”, where he addressed the different concepts, terminologies and F/OSS tools that people use for large scale web deployments.

I would like to thank Red Hat for sponsoring my travel, and the organizing team of Pragyan 2012 for the wonderful hospitality.


More photos taken during the trip are available in my /gallery.