FSMK Camp is an annual industry-oriented technical residential camp hosted by Free Software Movement Karnataka to provide students a platform to learn Free Software technologies and tools. And oh, it is free as in free speech, not free biryani.
This particular camp is open only for college students. However, to attend other similar workshops do sign up on our online discussion platform, FSMK Discuss to receive event updates.
The camp will be divided into three tracks:
Please note that participants can choose only one track.
Camp will be organised in RIT,Hassan from 22-27 of January 2018.
We will be having mostly hands-on sessions where you can deploy what you learn on your system.
Costs for repective tracks
Contact your respective GLUG Co-Ordinators for the registration link.
Registration is the first step. We shall shortlist participants once registration ends. Shortlisted participants need to pay the camp fee to confirm their seats. Seats shall be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend paying the fee as soon as you are selected.
The general selection criteria we follow are -
Preference will be given to existing GLUGS. Specific quota has been set for GLUGs based on the strength and activities they were carrying out. FSMK Camp is a platform for the consolidation of GLUG activities and further expansion of FSMK by forming new GLUGs. We intend to build new hactivists strong at technical skills and clear about the ideology of free software to become free software evangelists.
Preference will be given to second-year students, the reason being those students can go back to their respective colleges and coordinate GLUG activities. Third/fourth year students might get busy with placements or project work, which may bring down their contribution to their GLUG and the free software community at large.
Preference will be given to girl students. We would like to enable camp as a platform for more girls to get introduced to the world of free software and philosophy of free software to bridge the growing gender gap.
A few seats are reserved for students from economically and socially backward backgrounds.
Yes, it is preferable that you carry your own laptops. If you are unable to bring one, you may use the lab computers at the college.
There are no prerequisites as we will be providing you with a GNU/Linux based operating system with all required software pre-installed and guide you through installation. For the hardware track, all requisite components and equipment will be provided.
You will be provided with all four meals (and accommodation) during the course of the camp.
You will be provided accommodation in college hostels.
For fun, we also recommend -
Footballs, basketballs, cricket equipment, etc. Guitars and other musical instruments.
Yes, participants who attend all seven days of the camp will be given a certificate.
The registration fee includes the cost of the workshop, certificate, and a Free Software kit which includes an FSMK T-shirt, a CD containing a GNU/Linux operating system, stickers, etc.
No, the registration fee is non-refundable, as we plan our resources according to registrations.
Yes, the camp is just the beginning. FSMK will, with the cooperation of you and your friends, set up a GNU/Linux Users Group(GLUG) in your college, if you don’t have one already. From then on, we will help you hold regular events in your college with help of your department/college. FSMK also holds other events, celebrations and hackathons that you can participate in. Apart from this, we hold free workshops and sessions in Sunday School on a regular basis.
We also invite you to join our online discussion platform, FSMK Discuss where you can talk to FSMK members and receive alerts for FSMK events.