Kharagpur Open Source Society

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Kharagpur Open Source Society
Activities Kharagpur Winter of Code, GSoC Seminar, Git and Github Workshop, Dual Booting Fest, Python Introductory classes
Founded 2015 (2015)
Founder(s) Gaurav Jain
Number of members 55
Website kossiitkgp.org

Kharagpur Open Source Society tries to spread the culture of Open Source in IIT Kharagpur. It conducts various events and workshops to infuse the culture of open source software development in the students of IIT Kharagpur. Every year KOSS plans to hold events for familiarizing students with UNIX tools, Linux environment, Git Development Workflow, practice Algorithms and Data Structures, besides conducting workshops on GUI programming, Web development, Android application Development and Hackathons. The major events it conducts is Kharagpur Winter of Code and Open Source Summit.

Events[edit | edit source]

Kharagpur Winter of Code (KWoC)[edit | edit source]

Kharagpur Winter of Code is a 5-week long online program for students who are new to open source software development. The program will not only help students to get involved in open source but will also prep them for many open source summer programs.

Open source summit[edit | edit source]

OSS 2018[edit | edit source]

On 20th and 21st January 2018, the open source summit was held as a part of Kshitij'18.

On the first day of the summit, following workshops were conducted - Git and Github (Forenoon) - Python (Forenoon) - Python advanced (Afternoon) - Javascript (Forenoon) - Golang (Afternoon)

On the second day, talks were held with KWOC'18 mentors and other open source developers as keynote speakers. The talks were recorded and can be found here.

OSS 2019[edit | edit source]

On 19th and 20th January 2019, the open source summit was held as a part of Kshitij'19.

Ubuntu Install Fest[edit | edit source]

KOSS in association with Metakgp and IEEE Section IIT Kharagpur conducts a Linux Install Fest, open to everyone in IIT Kharagpur, for those who would like to get Linux as either Primary or Secondary Operating system alongside windows. Usually happens in the Autumn Semester, where the members of KOSS help students to install Ubuntu on their laptops.

Git GitHub Workshop[edit | edit source]

This workshop covers the basics of Git and GitHub and focuses on using these tools to help Open Source development.

Intro Python Classes[edit | edit source]

This workshop teaches Python to an intermediate level to students.

GSoC Introductory Seminar[edit | edit source]

A seminar to give insights into the Google Summer of Code. We had an enriching Q&A session where lots of basic doubts were cleared.