Start dateCamp Phase
Sep 18 to 05 Nov 2021 (extended from October 15) Registrations
12 to 27th November 2021 Ice Breaking Sessions
30 November to 10th December 2021 Introduction to Free Software phase
11 December to 20th December 2021 GNU/Linux installation phase
21 to 29th December 2021 Various ways of contributions
30 December 2021 to 31 March 2022 Mentoring phase

Public Sessions

23 November 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (IST) Mike Saunders from LibreOffice

Mike Saunders is a Free and Open Source Software user, advocate and developer. Originally an Amiga fan, he moved to GNU/Linux in 1998 with Red Hat 5.2. In the last 20 years, he has worked as a journalist for many Linux magazines, and is currently employed at The Document Foundation, doing marketing and community outreach for the LibreOffice community. In addition, he has written his own operating system, MikeOS.

29 November 2021, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (IST) Karen Sandler, Executive Director at Software Freedom Conservancy

Karen M. Sandler is a free software and free culture advocate. Karen is the Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a charitable nonprofit organized for the support and promotion of free and open source software. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women globally and for people of color who are underrepresented in US tech. Before joining SFLC, Karen worked as an associate in the corporate departments of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York and Clifford Chance in New York and London. Karen is the winner of the 2017 Award for the advancement of software freedom and a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award

30 November 2021, 06:00 PM - 7:00 PM (IST) Introduction to Free Software by Abhas

Abhas is a hacker, entrepreneur and free software activist. He runs a Free Software business DeepRoot GNU/Linux, providing support and services for Free Software and Mostly Harmless, a ethical source for libre and liberated hardware products.

04 December 2021, 06:00 PM - 7:00 PM (IST) Free/Libre Software in Education by Snehal Shekatkar

Snehal Shekatkar is an Assistant Professor (DST INSPIRE faculty) at the "Department of Scientific Computing, modeling and simulation, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India". Snehal will be discussing in an interactive session on how he got his department switched to fully free software for education.


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