A two days faculty development programme on FOSS was organised by Dept. of Computer Applications, Valliammai Engineering College on 28/06/12 &
Faculty members from various institutions attended the FDP. The total no.of participants was about 35.
Mr. Baskar, Linuxpert.in handled the session.
The session started with FOSS introduction and continued with installation. All participants were busy installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on
their desktops remotely (through FOSS lab server). More than 80 Ubuntu 12.04 DVDs were provided to the participants and staff members of the
An introduction was given about the equivalent applications available in Ubuntu. After installation, they were introduced to package management
system using apt, tasksel, synaptic and also the default Ubuntu software centre. The participants tried installing many popular applications from
the local ubuntu repository.
The second day, Mr.Shrinivasan gave an introduction to Python programming and also about version control system using Subversion with a live demo
using Collabnet SVNEdge.
We would like to thank the Principal Dr. Balasubramanian / Dr. Pandurangan – HOD/MCA and Mr. Santhana Mariappan – FDP Co-ordinator for organizing the