Sunday, 12 February 2017

Red Hat's University Connect at SKNCOE

The Red Hat's University Connect team visited the campus of Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering on 12th February 2017 Sunday. Prathamesh Chavan and Kenneth Dsouza were the members who represented Red Hat Pune at the event.

The members were welcomed by the faculty members of the IT Dept of SKNCOE. The members conducted a 5 hours talk cum hands-on workshop for the attendees which included the following points:
  • Introduction to Red Hat - History, Red Hat values, Products and Technology
  • Red Hat's University Connect initiative
  • Linux booting process
  • Fedora, basic commands and contributing to Fedora
  • Open Source communities 

Prathamesh and Kenneth started with introducing Red Hat to the participants. The introduction included points like the Red Hat history, the values and culture of Red Hat and the products and technologies with which Red Hat is identified with. A quiz round was conducted based on these points and the winners were awarded with Red Hat goodies.

The Linux boot process is one of the amazing processes which could be seen first hand. The members gave a brief overview as how the process is carried out with the control getting transferred from one component to other. The participants were more curious and were proactive in asking questions which stroked to their ignited minds.

The participants were asked to install Fedora 25 in their machines and which was then followed by a brief introduction to Fedora. Execution of the basic commands was displayed via projector and the participants were asked to implement the same on their machines. The participants were excited after learning the power of the Terminal. Kenneth also spoke about the file permissions which makes the Linux more secure.

Prathamesh spoke about the various Open Source communities, the collaboration amongst them and ways to contribute to various Open Source projects. The participants asked questions related to project selection and contributions areas. A demand for a workshop dedicated to Open Source was raised by the participants.

Overall, the workshop was a great success and the team was asked to conduct more such Red Hat sessions in future.

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