On 23rd and 24th of April, 2016 our GLUG DSCE organised a basic Python and Django hands-on workshop.
On 23rd, Santosh from HackerEarth taught the students about basic python programming. The duration of this workshop was around 3 hours. Most of the basics concepts were covered. Most of the students who attend this workshop were from 4th-semester. They knew about C programming and Object oriented programming language like C++ which helped them to learn python quickly.
They all were amazed at the flexibility provided by the python. Santhosh’s talk was impressive enough for students to fall in love with python. 🙂
T-shirts were awarded to students who solved the bounty questions quickly.
On 24th, we had Ramaseshan from Fractalio Data Pvt Ltd who took a hands-on workshop on Django. Firstly, he explained about the MVC, MTV architecture to make them understand how architecture plays an important role in building an application.
The duration of this workshop was around 5 hours (excluding 1-hour lunch break). We worked on a building a basic Django app – writing notes something like Evernote. It was taught very well.
At last, we had an hour for open discussion. Students were made to as any question related to Django or anything related to technology. I and Farhaan spoke about our GSoC project ideas and motivated them to contribute to Free and Open source software projects.
Ramaseshan spoke about Free Software philosophy, mesh network, censorship, privacy, free software communities and lot other things. His talk was very much impressive, many students wanted to join GLUG as core members and contribute in whichever field they are interested in. 🙂
A meeting was conducted soon after the workshop with the newly joined GLUG members.