The GEC FOSS club organised it's inaugral event on 11th April,
2019. The inauguration featured talks by two veterans of the Goa
FSUG - Mr. Minto Joseph and Mr. Frederick Noronha. The event began
on schedule, at 2pm in the CC Lab (Computer department). Mr. Minto
was the first speaker, and talked about the Open Source movement,
the ideology behind it and shared some of the work he's done for
it. Next, Mr. Frederick shared with us his journey with the Linux
Foundation and FOSS Communities, both in Goa and worldwide. Both
talks along with an installation ceremony for the club council
concluded by 4pm.
Linux Installfest #1
The event began at 2:30pm in the IT Department auditorium and was
led by Julius Alphonso. The event was attended by 24 people and 11
volunteers. It began with instructions on how to make a LiveUSB
using rufus, then the attendants were shown how to shrink their
windows partition size to make space for a linux partition.
Following this the attendants were shown how to boot into the
LiveUSB and install linux on their systems. The participants were
given ‘Tux’ stickers after successfully booting into Linux. A
short demonstration on basic terminal commands was held. The event
was concluded by 4:45PM. The event was conducted smoothly and any
difficulties were quickly sorted out thanks to the volunteers.