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Coimbatore Fedora Contribution Camp is a free event that offers students at Amrita University the opportunity to learn about the Fedora Project, find areas to contribute and make their first step towards approaching potential mentors within the community. Being a first-of-its-kind in the area, it also serves as an experiment for similar future events.

Since permissions to allow outsiders to the campus is a little tricky, we're restricting entry to only University students. If it goes well, we'll emulate it in the city as a bigger event.

Date and Venue

  • Dates: 13, 14, 17 November 2014
  • Venue: Amrita University
    • Day 1: Amriteshwari Hall
    • Day 2: IT Lab [TBD]
    • DAY 3: IT Lab [TBD]


  • Day 1: Movie Evening
    • Sarup Banskota: Intro to FCC, tech{know}logy club, FOSS, this movie and how it's all related
    • Led by Manjush and Sachin: Screening of Internet's Own Boy, the story of Aaron Schwartz
    • Abhishek Ahuja: Invitation to the following days
  • Day 2: General Introduction Day
    • Abhishek Ahuja: Intro to FOSS, and alternatives to popular software
    • [TBD]: Session on various distros, and desktop environments
    • Sarup Banskota: Intro to the Fedora Project and what it means for students, followed by a run through the A-Z guide
  • Day 3: Exploration and Engagement Day
    • Visit some of the projects we have, that would potentially attract freshers: badges for eg.
    • Engage students into contributing to some by helping them do the first contact
    • Focus on the non-programming elements that require help
    • Talk about IRC/ML good practices etc

Event Owner and Staff

We're lucky to have few students volunteer towards the event. As precursor events, the same team did a mini-installfest, sessions on Git, Jekyll, installing packages and so on.

  • Sarup Banskota (event owner, for APAC record purposes)
  • Manjush V.
  • Sachin Kamath
  • Abhishek Ahuja



Please strike items once they're over.

  • Reserve Amriteshwari Hall for Movie night [@Manjush]
    • Notes: 3 faculty need to be present during the event
  • Reserve CPlabs/Seminar Halls for Friday and Monday [@Sarup]
  • Anirudh designs poster for movie night
  • Manjush helps with printing posters from the CPlab
  • Sachin + Manjush work on publicizing in individual classrooms
  • Stick the posters in public places for maximum reach
  • Check to see with Tuanta if there's funds available for snacks on Monday [@Sarup]
    • Notes: Tuanta recommends opening a ticket, @Sarup to open ticket on Wednesday night
  • Arrange for someone to help with taking photos/record videos [@Sarup]
  • Arrange projector/whiteboards for Friday and Monday [@Sarup]
  • Decide how to split swag for this event [@Sarup]
  • Make sure people blog on time and publish on wiki [@Sarup]