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For last 10 days, I was pretty busy attending and arranging FOSS events in Durgapur. One of them that I got the chance to attend was Mukti ’13, the annual national level technical symposium on Free and Open Source Software of the GNU/Linux Users’ Group NIT Durgapur held from 2nd-5th February 2013. Just like last year, this year’s Mukti was also filled with fun and frolic. There were lots of events like Codecraker, Lipi, Hack the Code etc. Students and Foss enthusiast from in and around Durgapur come to this four day festival.

On the first day, Chandan and I reached at NIT Durgapur around 2pm to attend the Python Workshop by Kushal Das. I was glad to see a lot of first years came to attend the workshop by bunking their college classes. A lot of second year also came out to attend the workshop along with Souradeep, Apoorv, Zubin. After the workshop Kushal da took us to a nearby restaurant for dinner 🙂

We stayed up at NIT hostel for the night. The very next day, the Python Workshop began at 2pm and Kushal da covered the rest of the topics along with some questions. At the end of the day, we took some snaps and returned back to our college. We thought of attending the MediaWiki workshop but it got cancelled last minute.

But, as always it was a great time, meeting with FOSSy people during Mukti. I really applaud to all those who have put their hard work,labour and time to make this event a huge success and hope that MUKTI 2014 would be even bigger, greater than this year.

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Just like last year, this year’s Mukti was also filled with fun and frolic. Mukti is the annual FOSS festival organised by the GNU/Linux Users Group of NIT Durgapur. Mukti 2012 was held on 3-5th Februar 2012.There were lots of events like Codecraker, FreeMesh,FreePL etc. Students and Foss enthusiast from in and around Durgapur come to this three day festival.

On the first day, gaurav and I left for Mukti a bit lit along with some other 1st year students. On reaching the we met with rtnpro and after the inauguration ceremony, rtnpro talked to newbies and gave a comparatively small talk on django. In the evening, we went over to the KDE development workshop by Smit Shah, where he enlighted us his experiences in the KDE Community and how to contribute to it.

Next day, rtnpro, aavrug, chandan, and I, along with some guys from NIT DGP discussed on Transifex, mainly on how it works, what is it purpose, how Transifex is written etc. I also wrote some patches during the workshop and pushed it for review, we skipped the Android Development workshop by Ravi Vyas as it was very crowded so we decided to ship it for the hackfest. The following day, we geared up for the Django/Trasifex by Ratnadeep Debnath(rtnpro). He told us about the Transifex, how it started, said about the team, what does it does etc. He also showed the newbie how simple is too start off with contributing by solving bugs, fixing typos etc.

It was a great time, meeting with FOSSy people during Mukti and also met two of my old pals. I really applaud to all those who have put their hard work,labour and time to make this event a huge success and hope that MUKTI 2013 would be even bigger, greater than this year.

Mukti is the annual FOSS festival organised by the GNU/Linux Users Group of NIT Durgapur. Mukti 2011 was held on 4-6th Feb. 2011.There were lots of events like Codecraker,BrainMesh,Konfigure,FreePL etc.Students and Foss enthusiast from in and around Durgapur come to this three day festival.

The first day started with the lighting of the lamp after which Director of NIT Durgapur along with few other professor of the college,Mr.Rahul Sundaram,Mr. Kushal Das and Mr.Shreyank Gupta addressed the audience and enlighted us with their words.
After hanging around a bit and talking to kushal for the first time mrityunjay, chandankumar, rtnpro, kishan, bamachrn,yevlempy,meejan and myself proceeded to attend the RPM packaging workshop by Rahul Sundaram.In thee workshop we were taught to make a dummy rpm(hello).The workshop was wonderful and all my doubts regarding RPM packaging was cleared.

I could not attend the second day due to some problems.

The third day arrived a bit late to kushal’s System Programming with Python Workshop.Although i attended only two of the worshop but it was a great time meeting FOSSy people(as said by kishan) especially mether,Shrink,kushal.

I really applaud to all those who have put their hard work,labour and time to make this event a huge success and hope that MUKTI 2012 would be even bigger

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