Thursday, February 7, 2013


A Practical workshop on Fedora…
-->The SnashLUG Nashik Linux User Group had organized the third event on 2nd and 3rd Feb, 2013. This was a technical event name जिज्ञासा, -->
which was a practical workshop on Fedora. This event was conducted by Shakthi Kannan who is the ambassador of Fedora, also he is Senior Software Engineer, Fedora and also he is the moderator of Linux forum. The purpose of this event was to get knowledge about the basic things to start a project.
The contents of this workshop are as follows:-
           I want to do project, tell me what to do?
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 On 2nd Feb, he gave a seminar on the topic “I want to do project, tell me what to do”. In that seminar, he gave us the basic knowledge about how to start a project and plan little things so that we can extend our project in a more flexible way. He told about how to make small targets and plan for those targets to achieve it. He also gave some ideas about how to deal with the corporate world and how to manage and plan things.

Then he took a workshop on “git” and “gcc” on the same day. git is distributed version control system (dvcs) which is written in C language. A version control system allows the creation of a history for a collection of files and includes the functionality to revert the collection of files to another state which may be a different collection of files or contents in the files. A distributed version control system has no central server which stores the data. Every local copy contains the full history of the source code. He gave us detail information about the git how it actually works. Then he told about the gcc which is the “GNU” C Compiler that Linux used to run the C programs. He taught us about how the compiler exactly compiled the codes. Also he taught us about how to make our own library functions so that we can use it later on. 

Then on 3rd Feb, he took a workshop on OpenStack. Openstack is a Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing project that is free open source software released under the terms of the Apache License. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects that control large pools of processing, storage and networking resources throughout the datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their user to provision resources through a web interface. He gave us the great knowledge about the OpenStack. 


-->He also told us about the various links about the conferences and projects based so that we can search and can learn about the various topics. This event was very successful and again got a great response from all. We enjoyed a lot attending his workshop and got a great knowledge.