Techincal Campus, School of Engineering, Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala, India

FOSS and IOT Boot Camp Sessions

ICFOSS conducted a two day introductory session on FOSS and IOT at AISAT during 2nd and 3rd June 2015 ,for prospective 2nd Year and 3rd Year BTech Student interns . The event is a part of the six day schedule , each of 2 days, to be held at Trivandrum , Kochi and Kozhikode.ICFOSS is the outcome of a decade of work by Free Software enthusiasts,advocates, developers and supporters in the state of Kerala and outside.Recognizing the strides made by the FOSS community in Kerala, and sensing a need to do more, the Government of Kerala, in 2008, had set up a Committee headed by Prof Rahul De of IIM Bangalore to recommend what further could be done to support the cause of FOSS. Prof De’s Committee, after consulting the FOSS Community and its leaders, made several recommendations to the Government of Kerala, of which setting up of a nodal organization for supporting and extending Free Software activities in the state, at the same time linking with communities, developers, groups and institutions abroad. Given the fact software is globalized, it was suggested by the FOSS community
that this organization is international in character in order to enable ease of working with FOSS communities that span continents.The program was the initiative of Dept. Of ECE.

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