Name of event: GNUnify 2010 Description of event: is an annual gathering which provides a platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and philosophy behind Free/Open Source Software through talks, workshops and BOFs. It is held for students, professionals and academia. Speakers and Contributors: A wide variety
Date(s): 19th and 20th February 2010
Venue: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune
Name of the event: Spoken Tutorial Workshop, Latur
Description of the event: A 2-day event where students and faculty at MDM college, Aurad, Maharashtra were taught how to write a script, the imporatnce of a script, pedagogy, screen cast, narration and finally how to create a spoken tutorial on both a Windows OS and Ubuntu Linux.
Speakers and Contributors: IIT Bombay and Fosser's Valley
Date(s): 9th and 10th March 2010
Venue: MDM College, Aurad, Maharashtra, India
Name of event: Talk on Spoken Tutorials
Speakers and Contributors: Prof. Kannan Moudgalya
Date(s): 15th March 2010
Venue:Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University (SNDT Univeristy)
Name of event: Script Writing for a Spoken Tutorial
Description of event: A one day event workshop which will teach an individual how to write a script for a spoken tutorial. All information on the dos and don'ts of script writing will be presented which will be followed by a hands on session on script writing and creating a spoken tutorial. Prerequisite for this workshop is to have some knowledge on Netlogo and Geogebra.
Name of Event: Seminar-Cum-Workshop on e-Learning for Continuing Professional Education
Description of event: A 2-day event which will create awareness about the different tools of E-LEARNING and the Pedadgogical Implications for educators in mainstream education. It will explore e-learning through Open Education Resources (OER) / Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).
On the 9th, IIT Bombay will conduct a workshop on How to write a script for a Spoken Tutorial. There will also be a hands-on sessions on creating a spoken tutorial which will involve actual recording. Timings 10:30 to 04:00.
Speakers and Contributors: Smt. Kapila Khandvala College of Education
Name of Event: National Conference on Free Software and Education
Description of event: A 2-day event. The conference will have eminent academicians from national institutes in India explaining the importance of using Free Software in education. The conference will also feature experts demonstrating Free Software that can be used in higher education in the country. The inauguration will be on 10th evening. Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation, will deliver a keynote address after the inaugural session. All academicians and those interested in knowing about Free Software are invited.
Speakers and Contributors: From IIT Bombay, TIFR, Hipatia and many more
Date(s): September 10-12, 2010
Venue: National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC)
Description: NetLogo is a programmable modeling environment for simulating natural and social phenomena. NetLogo is particularly well suited for modeling complex systems developing over time. Modelers can give instructions to hundreds or thousands of "agents" all operating independently. This makes it possible to explore the connection between the micro-level behavior of individuals and the macro-level patterns that emerge from the interaction of many individuals.
2.) Name of the New Software: Geogebra Description: A geometry package providing for both graphical and algebraic input. Includes the program and worksheets for download, as well as screenshots and documentation.
4.) Name of the New Software: Spin Description: Spin is a popular open-source software tool, used by thousands of people worldwide, that can be used for the formal verification of distributed software systems. The tool was developed at Bell Labs in the original Unix group of the Computing Sciences Research Center, starting in 1980. The software has been available freely since 1991, and continues to evolve to keep pace with new developments in the field. In April 2002 the tool was awarded the prestigious System Software Award for 2001 by the ACM.