The Open Source User Group (OSUG) at the Department of Computer Engineering, College of Technology, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar has been organising numerous events supporting the spirit of Open Source and Free Software in the past and this May the OSUG takes a giant leap ahead by organising India's largest unconference on Open Source – OSScamp Pantnagar. The dates scheduled for the camp are the 1st and 2nd of May 2010.YourStory is the media partner for this event.
OSScamps are a place where geeks, professionals, students and other people gather together to celebrate the spirit of Open Source. The camps are organised on an unconference model, that is, the campers do not believe in the formalities of having formal speakers, long boring lectures, sessions, talks....... All they believe in is knowledge sharing and that is done through unconferences. In an unconference, there is no audience, everybody is a participant and has got something or the other to say on the topic being discussed. The Law of Two Feet is followed, which states that,
“If you think that the time which you are spending in the unconference can be better spent in some other fruitful work, you can use your two feet and go out to pursue that work. There won't be any offence to the speaker or any other participant in the unconference.”
In the past, OSScamps have been organised by the community in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangaluru, Pilani, Chandigarh and also once at Pantnagar. The last camp at Pantnagar was organised on January 31 – February 1, 2009 and was attended by more than 300 geeks! This time, the organisers at Pantnagar are looking at even higher numbers.
Seems like you are getting interested a bit. So why don't you head to http://osscamp.in to know more about OSScamps. And yes, after you do that, do not forget to register for OSScamp Pantnagar May 2010. You can register using the following link - http://ow.ly/1A5vS
See you all at at camp!!!