You are cordially invited to participate in the above workshop scheduled on 5th September, 2011 from 10am to 5pm.
Motivation: There is a need to go learn and implement Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). It has a specific advantage in academics over buying the proprietary stuff at high cost for its customization value. FOSS is easily accessible and customizable subject to your creativity, involvement and expertise. World-class experts are approachable for guidance. It’s at negligible cost and creates confidence for entrepreneurship. Most reputed institutes have moved to FOSS. Moving to FOSS will get an opportunity to peep into their world, interact with them more closely.
FOSS workshops at UDCS: Plan is to have a series of 5 workshops on different FOSS products, namely, Linux, Latex, Scilab, Python and PHP&MySQL. A special methodology will be adopted that facilitates self-learning through the guided tutorials and then by solving the practice assignments.
University Department of Computer Science (UDCS) will provide a set of self learning material along with a certificate of attendance to each participant. Additionally, IITB will award a certificate to the participants who succeed in the test conducted on the workshop theme.
The plan: One workshop one day. One workshop per week. One week preparation time per test. Except the first one, every next workshop will start with the test on the previous workshop’s theme and then continue with the new theme. Test is not compulsory though it is recommended.
Fees: Rs. 200/- per participant per one-day workshop. 25% concession for the student participants and for the early birds (25% of the registrants)
Registration@UDCS: Confirmation by paying fees in advance is necessary. There will be only limited vacancies as to enable the facilitator with a good span of control. Entry will be on first come basis. Teachers, students and industry personnel are encouraged to participate if they are looking for an opportunity to update their skills and knowledge in this domain.
You have to do registration on or before 2nd Septmber at UDCS office, University of Mumbai. Registration is open on both working and non-working days.
Venue: UDCS, B wing Ranade Bhavan, Ground Floor, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagri, Kalina.
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