GLUG PESCE - Online Sessions


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GLUG PESCE - Online Sessions



GLUG PESCE recently selected new CORE Members . We came up with Online Introductory Sessions and wanted to incorporated them into the online session

This space would be updated with list of Online Sessions conducted by GLUG PESCE and importantly we would like to write up a small summary and blog at the end of the session.
Peep into this thread later on for now information :slight_smile:

Sessions will be conducted every alternative day for 1 hour to 2 hours.


Online Session#1

The first session is “FREE SOFTWARE and FREE SOFTWARE MOVEMENT

Agenda :

  1. An Introduction to Free Software
  2. Necessity ?
  3. What is a Movement
  4. Alternatives Softwares

Schedule : 20th April, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Speaker : @ms1029 aka zphoenix, FOSS Enthusiast, CORE Member GLUG-PESCE.

We will be using Jitsi, a FOSS video conferencing tool for online sessions.
Download Jitsi
Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/GLUGPESCEOnlineSession.

For More Details : GLUG PESCE Website

Summary
Today we had our first online session on “Freesoftware and Freesoftware movement”. We started at around 3:10 . We had around 26 participants who actively participated.

The topics dealt were,

  1. Free Software
  2. Four Freedoms of freesoftware
  3. Necessarity
  4. The difference between movement and foundation was introduced.
  5. Briefly introduced about the FOSS alternatives.

At the end we gave a small task to “Get a Mastodon Account created”

We ended the session at around 5:10 and we had a positive feedback from participants side too.


Online Session#2

The second session is on “ICEBREAKER , GLUG and ITS PURPOSE”.

Agenda :

  1. Icebreaker(activity)
  2. What is GLUG?
  3. What is the purpose of GLUG?
  4. How does a glug function?
  5. Brief history of GLUG-PESCE.

Let’s have some fun in this session by playing a fun activity and learn about our GLUG. Hope to see you all in the next session.

Schedule : 22nd April, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Speaker : Happysunshine, FOSS Enthusiast, CORE Member GLUG-PESCE.

Summary

Today the session started at around 3:10 . We started with playing a small fun game.

We had around 18 active participanted. We discussed the following

  1. What is a GLUG?
  2. What is the FSF, FSMI, FSMK?
  3. What is the purpose of GLUG?
  4. What GLUG should inculcate in thier members.
  5. Campiagns that GLUG-PESCE have been part of and supported.
  6. At last back to history of GLUG-PESCE.

We concluded the session with importance of a strong community as a GLUG that we can be !!!

We also received a positive feedback from the participants. Any everyone enjoyed the session :blush:


Online Session#3

The third session in our online series is
"INSTALLATION OF GNU/LINUX and BASIC COMMANDS".

Agenda :

  1. Different ways to install GNU/Linux : live boot, dual boot, persistent live boot and virtualization.
    2.Hands on for installation of GNU/Linux using live boot technique.
    3.Basic terminal commands.

Schedule : 4th April 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Speakers :
-Sunad.K, EC FSMK
-Preetham.K , Core Member, GLUG PESCE
-Happysunshine, Core Member, GLUG PESCE

Prerequisite :

  1. Assignment 2 ( The PDF of assignment is attached below. Follow step 1 and step 2)
  2. Come in with some enthusiasm and energy to learn.

Summary
There were around 26 participated and as assignment we asked our participants to download LinuxMint 19.3 Tricia iso file and at the end of the session everyone had live LinuxMint running in their machine.

  1. Different techniques of booting GNU Linux i.e., -Virtualization -Live boot -Persistent live boot -Dual boot -Single boot.
  2. Pros and Cons of each booting technique
  3. [Hands-on] Persistent live booting of Linux mint 19.3 Tricia.
  4. Importance of terminal and Hands on for basic terminal commands.

A feedback asked us to go more hands-on which we are planning to in coming days :slight_smile:


Online Session#4

The fourth session in our online series is "Copyright & Copyleft Discussion"

Agenda :

  1. Introduction to Copyright, Copyleft
  2. Importance of Copyleft
  3. Implementing Creative Commons license

Schedule : 26th April, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Speakers :
-Shijil, President, FSMK.
-Nirbhay URS, CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE

Prerequisites : Just an Enthusiasm to learn.

Summary

We started around 3:10pm. There were around 27 participants.
We discussed the following in the session

  1. What is Copyright
  2. What is Copyleft
  3. Why copyleft is Important
  4. Introduction to CC ( creative commons )
  5. Demo on applying CC license
  6. Hands-on on applying license to
    • Poster
    • Website
    • Lyrics or Documents
  7. Discussed about other licenses such as GPL and MIT

Online Session#5

The fifth session in our online series is "Localisation"

Agenda :

  1. Introduction to Localisation
  2. Importance of Localisation
  3. How to contribute ?

Schedule : 28th April, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Speaker :
-Nirbhay URS, CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE
-Yashashwini, CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE

Prerequisites : Just an Enthusiasm to learn.

Summary

There were around 23 active participants. We started our session at 3:10 pm and winded up at 4:45pm

  1. localisation and its importance
  2. brought in the difference of internalisation, globalisation and localisation
  3. discussed glugpesce contribution
  4. Discussed about contributions like Namma fedora , localisation sprints and few others.
  5. demonstration of implementation of localisation
    • contribution towards Wikipedia
    • contribution towards Wikimedia.
    • localisation on posters
    • editing images in SVG formats and its short cut.
  6. Measures to prevent errors while localisation

Online Session#6

The sixth session in our online sessions is on " IMPLEMENTATION OF 4 FREEDOM ".

Agenda:

  1. Understanding the 4 freedoms.
  2. How Free Software differ from Open Source Software and Proprietary Softwares.
  3. Free Knowledge and Open knowledge
  4. Demo and implementation of 4 freedoms.

Schedule: 30th April,2020 from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Speakers:
-@ms1029 aka zphoenix, FOSS Enthusiast ,CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE
-Samrudh.K.S,FOSS Enthusiast,CORE Member,GLUG PESCE

Prerequisite :
-GNU Linux machine. Those who don’t have make sure you get it before the session
-An enthusiasm to learn.

Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/glugOnlineSession4Freedoms

Summary

The session saw around 21 active participants, started around 3:10 PM and went up till 5:20 pm.

In the session the following was discussed :

  1. Showcasing the difference between proprietory, open source and free and open source.
  2. Discussed different types of softwares and licenses for FOSS, Open Source and Proprietary.
  3. Explained four different freedoms with a demonstration
    • Downloading searx from official repo
    • Hosted searx on localhost
    • Made some simple modifications in source code and tried to host it again
    • Pushed modified source code to GLUG PESCE repo with FOSS license.
  4. Explained Open knowledge with an example
  5. Importance of Open Knowledge

Blog link : https://glugpesce.github.io/event/2020/04/30/understand-4freedoms-of-free-software.html


Online Session#7

The seventh session in our online series is on “OPEN HARDWARE and CONTRIBUTION”.

Agenda

  • Introduction to open hardware
  • Degrees of freedom in OH
  • Licenses
  • How to contribute

Schedule: 02/05/2020
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Speakers:

  • Daniel, EC FSMK
  • Samrudh K S, CORE Member, GLUG PESCE

Link to the session:https://meet.jit.si/glugopenhardware

Summary

There were around 26-30 active participants. The following was discussed is the session :

  • What is Open Hardware?
  • Degrees of freedom in Open Hardware.
  • Importance of Open Hardware
  • Makerspace and Maker Movement
  • Open Hardware projects to help during covid19
  • How can we contribute to open hardware?
  • What can we as a GLUG do to promote open hardware?

Online Session#8

The eight session in our online series is "INTRODUCTION TO GIT and DISCUSSION ON ALTERNATIVES"

Agenda :

  • What is version control system?
  • Why Gitlab?
  • Lets create an account .
  • Discussion on disroot.

Schedule : 05/05/2020 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Speaker :

  • Happysunshine,CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE
  • Preetham Kishore ,CORE Member,GLUG-PESCE.

Prerequisite:

  • GNU Linux machine
  • An enthusiasm to learn.

Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/gitanddisrootglugpesce

Blog used in the session : Hosting a Profile in Gitlab Pages

Summary

There were around 21 participants and we started around 3:10 .We discussed the following,

  1. brief discussion on alternatives.
  2. introduction to disroot.
  3. Creating an account in disroot.org
  4. Introduction to VCS
  5. brief introduction to CVCS and DVCS.
  6. Advantages of gitlab
  7. Creating an account in gitlab.
  8. Configuaration, setup
  9. hands on for basic git command .

Online Session#9

The Ninth session in our online series is "Hands-on with Gitlab & Discussion on LineageOS "

Agenda :

  • Understand Gitlab
  • Lets get a profile done
  • Gitlab Pages
  • Discussion on LineageOS

Schedule : 07/05/2020 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Speaker :

  • Nidhi KS, FOSS Enthusiast, CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE
  • Nirbhay URS S, FOSS Enthusiast, CORE Member, GLUG-PESCE

Prerequisite :

  • GNU Linux Machine.
  • Gitlab Account
  • An enthusiasm to learn.

Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/gitandlineageglugpesce

Summary :

The session started around 3:10 and there were around 20 participants.The following topics were discussed

  1. Recap on VCC,Configuaration and basic git commands.
  2. Introduction to Gitlab pages, CI/CD .
  3. Explained and hosted a simple profile based html , css
  4. Discussion on lineageOS

Online Session#10

The 10th session in our online series and part 1 of mini online series is on "Introduction to pelican and discussion on mastodon"

Agenda:

  1. Installations
  2. Configuration
  3. Create a repo/project in gitlab
  4. Initial setup to get Pelican
  5. Discussion on mastodon

Schedule : 09/05/2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Speaker:

  • @ms1029 aka zphoenix,FOSS enthusiast , CORE Member,GLUG
    PESCE
    -Nirbhay S Urs,FOSS Enthusiast ,CORE Member ,GLUG PESCE.

Prerequisite:

  • A GNU LINUX machine.
  • A Gitlab account
  • An enthusiasm to learn

Link for the session : https://8x8.vc/Glugpesce

Summary :
There were around 21 participants and we kick started with the session around 3:10.
We had discussed the following in the session,

  1. Installations required for the whole setup
    • Python
    • pip
    • Git
    • virtualenv
  2. Configrating virtualenv and activating
  3. Initial Gitlab setups for hosting
  4. Discussion on Mastodon

Online Session#11

The 11th session in our online series and part II of mini online series is on "Getting started with pelican and discussion on Tor Browser"

Agenda:

  1. Installling Pelican
  2. Initial Configuration of Pelican
  3. The OUTPUT on 127.0.0.1 :sweat_smile:
  4. Discussion on Tor Browser

Schedule : 11/05/2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Speaker:

  • @ms1029 aka zphoenix, FOSS Enthusiast , CORE Member, GLUG PESCE
  • Samrudh KS, FOSS Enthusiast , CORE Member , GLUG PESCE.

Prerequisite:

Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/Glugpesce

Summary :
There were around 19 participants and we started around 3:10 with a brief recap on our last session.
We discussed the following,

  1. Install Pelican, Markdown
  2. Initial Setup to pelican
  3. Create the first blog post
  4. Convert a post into html
  5. Run Pelican Blog Post in localhost
  6. Gitlab hosting CI/CD Configuration

Online Session#12

The 12th session in our online series and part III of mini online series is on "Hosting Pelican and Discussion on Cryptpad"

Agenda:

  1. CI/CD Configurations
  2. Adding themes
  3. How to add more blog post
  4. Futursitic

Schedule : 13/05/2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Speakers:

  • @ms1029 aka zphoenix, FOSS Enthusiast , CORE Member, GLUG PESCE
  • Preetham Kishore K, FOSS Enthusiast , CORE Member , GLUG PESCE.

Prerequisite:

Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/Glugpesce

Summary:
There were around 21 participants and we started around 3:10. We started with a small recap to the mini online session to pelican and discussed the following in the session,

  1. Importantance of

    • requirements.txt
    • .gitlab-ci.yml
    • .gitignore
  2. How hosting works in gitlab pages

  3. Introduced CI/CD in brief

  4. Add theme to the website

  5. Discussed Cryptpad


Online Session#13

The 13th session in our online series is on “Introduction to Inkscape and Wikimedia”

Agenda:

  1. Introduction to Inkscape.
  2. Create a poster on Inkscape.
  3. Create wikimedia account.
  4. Contribute to wikimedia commons with svg designs​​​​​​​.

Schedule : 15/05/2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

Speakers:

  • Aaru Swartz, FOSS Activist , Volunteer FSMK.
  • Samrudh K S, FOSS Enthusiast , CORE Member , GLUG PESCE.

Link for the session : https://meet.jit.si/Glugpesce

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Summary

There were around 17 participants and we started around 3:05. We discussed the following in the session,

  1. Introduction to Inkscape
  2. Why we use Inkscape for poster making
  3. Designed a poster for Exam date :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  4. How to upload an image to wikimedia commons
  5. Traced a image and uploaded to wikimedia commons
  6. Discussed how to contribute by editing svg image

We ended our GLUG PESCE Online Session with great satisfaction of delivering great knowledge ahead and looking for to contribute more :grin:.