conf.kde.in 2024 will be hosted in College of Engineering, Pune
conf.kde.in started in 2011 at R V College of Engineering, Bangalore by some of the Indian contributors. Afterwards, we hosted 6 different events, each in different universities and venues.
- 2013, KDE Meetup, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar
- conf.kde.in 2014, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar
- conf.kde.in 2015, Amrita University, Kerala
- conf.kde.in 2016, LNMIIT, Jaipur
- conf.kde.in 2017, IIT Guwahati
- conf.kde.in 2020, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Delhi
conf.kde.in is catered towards new members of KDE Community as well as seasoned developers, providing updates about what is going on in the KDE Community and teaching newcomers how to start making meaningful contributions. All of these events have been successful in attracting a lot of Indian students to mentoring programs such as Google Summer of Code (GSoC), Season of KDE, and Google Code-In, and turning some of these students into lifelong contributors to open-source communities, including KDE.
This event will attract speakers from all over India. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to interact with seasoned open-source contributors as well as developers from various industries working on open-source software such as automotive, embedded, mobile etc.
COEP TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (https://www.coep.org.in)
COEP Technological University is a unitary public university of the Government of Maharashtra, situated on the banks of Mula river, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Established in 1854, it is the 3rd oldest engineering institute in India.
College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), chartered in 1854 is a nationally respected leader in technical education. The institute is distinguished by its commitment to finding solutions to the great predicaments of the day through advanced technology. The institute has a rich history and dedication to the pursuit of excellence. COEP offers a unique learning experience across a spectrum of academic and social experiences. With a firm footing in truth and humanity, the institute gives you an understanding of both technical developments and the ethics that go with it. The curriculum is designed to enhance your academic experience through opportunities like internships, study abroad programmes and research facilities. The hallmark of COEP education is its strong and widespread alumni network, support of the industry and the camaraderie that the institute shares with several foreign universities.
On 23 June 2022, Government of Maharashtra issued a notification regarding conversion of the college into an independent technological university.
The COEP's Free Software Users Group (CoFSUG) is a volunteer group at the COEP Technological University that promotes the use and development of free and open source software. CoFSUG runs the FOSS Lab, FOSS Server, COEP Moodle, COEP LDAP Server, and COEP Wiki. The group carries out activities like installation festivals to teach GNU/Linux, workshops on Linux administration, Python, Drupal, and FOSS technologies, promoting software development under the GNU GPLv3 license, Freedom Fridays to spread FOSS philosophy. It has in the past hosted the Fedora Users and Developers Conference 2011, Android app development workshops, spoken tutorials program from IIT Bombay, and summer coding projects for students on FOSS contributions. CoFSUG organizes FLOSSMEET, a flagship event to create awareness and encourages use of free and open-source software. Previous editions hosted talks on technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, open-source licenses, OSINT, exploring RUST to name a few.
Overall, CoFSUG aims to advance the use of free and open source solutions in academia through hands-on training, student projects, and evangelism about the FOSS philosophy.