It is GNU’s 30th anniversary month and to celebrate the occasion, Software Freedom Day was celebrated in New Delhi today. The event had an awesome line-up of sessions from cryptoparty to wikipedia, from open street maps to python workshop and an Open house! Although, I reached late due to rains but still got to talk to a lot of interesting people and attend a couple of talks.
The best part of any unconference is open house! There were great proposals which included IPython workshop, Open data talk, wiki session and a session of FirefoxOS by me.
I started my session with an introduction to Google Summer of Code, wherein I introduced the concept of Open Source and GSoC and persuaded students to start contributing to Open Source and Mozilla. Moving on, I discussed about Firefox OS, how awesome this new mobile platform is and how easy it is to develop apps for Firefox OS. I concluded with discussing the contribution process for Mozilla projects, especially Firefox OS and a hot new project called Profile in the Cloud to which I contribute as a part of my current Google Summer of Code project.
All in all it was a great event with a perfect blend of beginners and professionals caring about Free software.
The presentation I prepared for the talk can be found here.