Quick post on upcoming events in Goa. Thought I might consider going for the saturday meet, but I was reminded that there were quite a few IT related events going on…as follows :-
- AGILE conference (quite a costly one, so no problem if you miss that). today…yes yes!! run run!
- SFD (Software Freedom Day) at BITS (Birla Institute of Technology & Science) is being held on Friday 26th Sept. 2008. Software Freedom Day is the grassroots level efforts by common people to spread awareness about the benefits of free software and free-ing software among people not in the know and for lots other fun activities too. Free Software is a fun concept too. No scary license agreements.
- ECAP (Exhibition of Computer & Allied Products). I’ve been blogging about it in the past, here and here. This time it seems ILUG’s not getting the Rampon Hall complimentarily and neither are they thinking their talks could be worth charging entry fees to sponssor the hall and presenting equipment…well even if they did, its too late to gather up enough interest to get paying audience at such short notice. So visit there for some hardware exhibition, but the real action happens on Friday, when I have a full working day 😥
UPDATE: According to a mail, that I received 3 hours ago from BITS OSUM the organisation that is making the SFD event a reality on the BITS campus, I am happy to update you on the event schedule, that it’s gonna be held on Saturday 27th with a “interactive session between the GOA-LUG and the students attending this session scheduled at 5:30 PM”…and not on a Friday as I was told before. Sorry if you already reached the venue in advance. Hope this blog finds you in good health 😉
There’s more reason to be visiting the venue now that it is on Saturday