ILUG Cochin conducted a peaceful procession on 26th September 2009 at Marine Drive, Ernakulam to Celebrate Software Freedom Day 2009. The procession was inaugurated by Manu Zacharia, Consultant to the Cyber Cell of Kochi City Police, at 4.45pm. There were 14 people in the procession. The procession started from Ernakulam Broadway and proceeded towards Ernakulam Boat Jetty. From there the procession moved on to Menaka. We put body posters. The procession stood there for half an hour. Continue reading “Software Freedom Day 2009 procession @ Ernakulam”
ILUG Cochin completed 12 years in August 2009. We will be commemorating our 12 years as follows:
The following events are planned
Free Software Awareness Campaign on the Street
Date : 26/09/2009, Saturday
Time : 4.30pm – 7.30pm.
Venue : Marine Drive, Ernakulam
Activities : Assembling in Busy areas on Marine Drive and Menaka and Jetty.
with placards and Body posters.
– Distributing Pamphlets and Brochures about Free Software
and ILUG Cochin.
ILUG Cochin put a stall on 18th and 19th September 2009, at Qbit ’09, the technical fest conducted by the Department of Computer Science, MA College of Engineering, Kothamanagalam. The stall was very active with students. We got lot of visitors and we helped them to clear their queries regarding FOSS. We could also help them to solve some technical doubts.
On the second day, there was a session by Jay Jacob. The session titled “Introduction to Free Software” was a very good one. Most of the attendees were schools students from the nearby School.
There was also a preview of the Open Movie “Big Buck Bunny”. After the session the audience had an interaction with the speaker.
Manu ( Second Day )
Lenin ( First Day )
ILUG Cochin has participated in the Software Freedom Day 2009 Celebrations held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamasserry, Ernakulam. We were also one of the organizers of the event. It was a one day program. We have also put a stall at the venue which helped students and other people to clear their doubts, both technical and non-technical, about Free Software. There were seminars, exhibitions, technical talks. The seminar, “Introduction to Free Software” by Sreenadh and “FOSS in Web development” by Binny were some of them.
The event inspired some of the students at Rajagiri to start a Free Software User Group. There were students from VHSS Irimpanam who have put a stall for “Malayalam Computing” and also exhibited different Computer Hardware. There were also some students from GTHSS and they exhibited “WordPress”, a Free Software application for blogging.