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October 5, 2010

Software Freedom Day 2010

Filed under: India, KDE, KDE-edu, KGeography, Kolkata, maps — Tags: , — steph @ 10:00 pm

I was recently invited to speak at Software Freedom Day in Kolkata. I was very surprised to be invited to speak, until I saw the topic, FOSS in Education. I was initially invited to speak about Kgeography, but when I informed the coordinator that it would be almost impossible to speak about that for a whole hour, so I offered to speak on KDE-edu and Kgeography.

The event was held on Saturday, September 18, at DPS India. It consisted of 4 speakers, who spoke about Alfresco, digitization of printed books with FOSS tools, setting up networking for school/small businesses, and my topic.

First I went through a brief introduction of KDE-edu, and the programs. I followed that up with demonstrations of each program. Also, a detailed demo of Kgeography, and how to add maps. There were many people interested in it.

All in all it was a good talk, and surprisingly enough I found this time around taking 1 hour was not a problem. =]



  1. Yey :)

    Comment by Sujith H — October 5, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

  2. Hey :D I’m glad you spread the word about KDE Edu. Remember that you can always redirect people to mailing list or to us in case they need specific feedback.

    Oh and I hope you put KAlgebra in a good place!!

    Comment by apol — October 5, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

  3. Yay! You are famous now! Good to see you post after such a long time …

    Comment by Darshan — October 8, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

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