Mukti is the annual FOSS festival organised by the GNU/Linux Users Group of NIT Durgapur. Mukti 2010 was held on 5-7th Feb. Students from various institutions in and around Durgapur and many FOSS enthusiasts were present through the three days and AFAIK, for the first time, the registrations crossed the 1000 mark! šŸ˜€

The first day began with the lighting of the lamp after which Prof. S. Bhattacharya, Director, NIT Durgapur, Mr. Indranil Das Gupta and Mrs. Stephanie Das Gupta addressed the audience.Ā  There were many events and workshops and after hanging around a bit at the IOTA stall, I went to attend the workshop on “Developing applications using Android“; although, I missed the workshop on Qt. šŸ˜¦

The second day,Ā  Indradg, Stepdg, Rtnpro and myself went to Bijra High School and thus, missed most of the events. The final day, I attended Debayan Banerjee’s session entitled “FOSS + Me” in which he talked about his own experiences with FOSS. It was inspiring to know the kind of the commitment he put into his work. This was the last talk of Mukti’10.

Although this time I did not attend many sessions ( just two in fact), it was nice to meet FOSSy people especially Indradg, Stephdg and Debayan. Debayan is one of the guys whom I know from the days when I had just begun using Linux and meeting him was a very nice experience. šŸ™‚

Congratulations to all those who put their labour to make the event a huge success and hoping that the next year would be even bigger.


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