3 Years of PuduvaiGLUG

It’s been 3 years since Puducherry GNU/Linux Users Group was started back in January 30, 2011. We have come across few milestones and achieved a significant amount of attention at Puducherry with various events and activities over these 3 years. We have crossed only a few steps towards a Free Software and Free Society, till a long journey to travel along. We take this occasion to thank each and every individuals, organizations, institutions, student reps., and volunteers for their continuous effort in thinking and working towards the liberation of society by Free Software and pushing us forward.

To celebrate this occasion, we have planned for an Open Discussion Forum on February 2nd, 2014 (Sunday) at Ocean Academy, ECR (Near Latha steel house), Lawspet, Puducherry by 2 PM. Do join the discussion forum and contribute your ideas to make our group more effective.i

Ah, yes we will also be having Snacks :-)

Thank You,
Team PuduvaiGLUG.

January Meetup Report

New year with new activities with same objective but with a new approach. January is a special month for us, since PuduvaiGLUG is born the same month 3 years ago. To celebrate this occasion and the upcoming Education Freedom Day, we have planned for various activities this month end. So keep following us.

First meet-up for this year and the month held on 12/01/2014 (Sunday) between 2pm – 5pm at Ocean Academy, ECR, Lawspet, Pondicherry. Around 15-17 members turned up for the meetup. We had an Introduction to Python programming by Prasanna Venkadesh (myself) followed by Vikneshwaren sharing his experience on Hacking Tor at IIT-Madras Hackfest and then followed by discussion on Agenda for Education Freedom day celebration.

We are looking for volunteers to take up the session on the following topics. If you are interested please do ping back.

  1. GCompris (http://gcompris.net/index-en.html)
  2. Stellarium (http://stellarium.org/), Celestia (http://shatters.net/celestia/) OpenUniverse (http://www.openuniverse.org/)
  3. gElemental, Kalzium (http://www.kde.org/applications/education/kalzium/)
  4. GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org/cms/)
  5. Operating System vs Kernel (differences)
  6. Compilers (Gcc), Language (C, Python), IDE (CodeBlocks).
  7. Wikipedia / DDG / Firefox / Diaspora.
  8. Open Hardware (Arduino / Raspberry Pi).

Pictures of the sessions are here – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.699273173450941.1073741832.248993515145578&type=1&l=0b6da4d97f