University Connect

And here comes the day, we RITians, were eagerly waiting for. The Red Hat Pune team visited Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Islampur on 29 April 2017 as a part of the University Connect Program.

Rupali Talwatkar, Varsha Kate, Ganesh Kadam, Satyajit Bulage, Sachin Patil, Prathamesh Chavan, and Kenneth Dsouza represented Red Hat Pune at the event.

The event started with Project Exhibition, where final year students presented their projects to the Red Hat team.

The event was also kicked off with a brief inauguration ceremony by Prof. Shivananda Poojara. Without wasting time, Rupali took the stage and talked about the University Connect program and Red Hat. It was really a nice start. Sachin Patil spoke about Open Source projects and some myths about open source.

After that, Prathamesh and Kenneth started with the introduction of the Linux booting process, which was one of the amazing sessions. They gave a brief overview and demonstration of how the process is carried out, transferring the control from one component to another.

In the next session, Sachin and Ganesh discussed git and performed hands-on demonstrations; creating repositories, committing changes, pushing requests, etc. Satyajit explained about working with a distributed version control system.

Finally, the team showed us how to subscribe to the mailing list and join the IRC channels. They encouraged us to stay connected with them and to start contributing to open source projects first.

The program ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Savita Patil and with an awesome surprise presentation by final year students to Prof. Shivananda Poojara for his extraordinary efforts.

Third and final year students worked hard for the success of the program. Thanks to the Red Hat Pune team for developing such a nice initiative, University Connect Program. Overall, the program was a great success and we look forward to conducting more Red Hat sessions in future at RIT.

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