August 24th 25th and 26th ofthe year 2007 were the three days of the event .
The Banner which Krish designed with the help of a painter welcomed us at GIOE .
Krish and me used to visit Atul Jha at his uncle's place to discuss the event . The essential stuff we used to discuss were :
Raju Aluri , Thejaswi,Thyagu and Sup3rkiddo were the speakers other than we 3 for the first Mukt.in . They did a great job :)
Audience : Other than few volunteers , few ilughyd people, some osmania students(less than 5 ) all the others are GIOE students .
Venue : The days -2 and -3 we had quite some issue with venue . The hall they promised us was not good for a projector . Krish didn't bargain well ( understand they were his ex prof's ) Somehow we talked over with prof's and got the other hall on 2nd floor which belonged to other department. ( tv and communication I guess)
Now that venue issue is solved . we need volunteers, not those who hang out at #mukt.in the real ones, and Atul Jha was just awesome he really could gather them and make them do things .
I remember sup3rkiddo joining us just before the event , he was of great help . He and Atul did some groundwork at the venue with the help of these volunteers .
The Talks :
Raju aluri from Sun Microsystems spoke about FOSS softwares in sun like OpenSolaris & NFS . I spoke about various licenses which I think was not suitable for that audience. Atul Jha gave his inspirational talk on Linux . Krish talked About Linux on desktop.
On the day 2 we organised install fest of linux planned to coincide with Linus Torvalds birthday . we could have done better with install fest , we didn't test all the distro cd's before the fest.
Day 3 was aimed at contributing to FOSS with talks on subversion,localisation and ruby on rails . Thejaswi talked on subversion , I thought he was the apt one for it cause he was a Google Summer Of Code student . I handled localisation talk and did take some interested students email addresses . Thyagu talked about employment opportunities in FOSS and Ruby on Rails . Thyagu is a good PR guy , great talks from him ;)
- What according to thyagu was the "no change in audience numbers on day 3" ! This was quite surprising as Hyderabad witnessed twin blasts on day 2 :(
- "The team comprising Atul, Krish and Pavi pulled off an event which was wonderful, enlightening and inspiring." says sup3rkiddo in his post about mukt.in
- "Krish, Atul and Pavitran did a good job on starting with this event. " says Raju aluri in his blog post about Mukt.in
More details of the days at Mukt.in day 1 , Mukt.in day 2 , Mukt.in day 3 from our own blogger shriphani !
And pictures are available at flickr from our own photographer neenaoffline !