Getting Started With Open Sources Workshop @DTU, IEEE Delhi Section SAC

I gave two days workshop on 16th and 17th April in DTU on getting involved with open sources. IEEE Delhi section SAC organized this workshop.

Keerti contacted me and suggested the idea to have one such workshop in Delhi.

I was not close to the audience or rather had no idea about the audience so I asked Saksham to draft a basic version of curriculum that will work the best for the audience and will help them as much as possible. He made a very nice draft covering things from the very basic.

IEEE Delhi SAC team publicized the workshop in 15 engineering colleges across the Delhi Section. Only IEEE members were allowed to attend the workshop.

Few of them knew what is open source, few knew about Git and GitHub, few have already tried to push a project to GitHub but were unable to do it. Few ran their first bash command, few ran their first Git command, few others installed Linux during the workshop.

I talked about licenses, what is open source in general, why contribute to it, why use it, how to get started with open source project.

Many created their first repositories on GitHub.

On second day I created patches.

We installed MUTT, faced issues and fixed them. Shivani attended the workshop and helped me a lot on second day by helping students in fixing the issues they were getting on their machines. She even wrote a post about it.
Link to the slidespost.

Dronacharya College Of Engineering, Gurgaon IEEE branch also wrote a piece about it.

I got a lot of issues and learnt what makes it difficult for first timers to get involved with open sources, the issues they face, questions they have (so many).