ICFOSS intends to conduct a Women Hackathon, 3 – day residential camp for college students from all over Kerala during 25-27 August, 2017 at ICFOSS Office, in association with Society for the Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE). Hackathone will be exclusively for women.There will be a selection process to identify the enthusiastic students for the programme.
Learning and knowledge creation process in students are heavily mediated by their gender. Based on this fact some of the sessions are intended to initiate open discussion and brainstorming on how the issue of gender and technology playout in our society. And we are trying to see technology through the lens of gender.
Most of the Engineering students are not aware of the importance of FOSS and the FOSS based tools created under it. Inorder to familiarise them with the nuances of FOSS, we are conducting this as a train the trainer kind of program. The trainers who get training from this programme can be used as ambassadors to impart the ideas to their friends in their respective colleges. There will be classes on Free Software, Programming, Expert talks, Film Screening on Free Software, Interactive fun games etc. in this programme. We hope that there will be more bonding between the students to transfer the ideas of Free Software at the end of this programme.
Food and accommodation expenses of these selected students will be met by ICFOSS. They will be provided with a participation certificate.
Last date for registration 21-08-2017
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