Kharagpur Open Source Society

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Kharagpur Open Source Society
Activities Kharagpur Winter of Code, Git and Github Workshop, GSoC Introductory Seminar, Linux Install Fest, Python Workshop
Founded 2015 (2015)
Founder(s) Gaurav Jain
Number of members 100
Contact [email protected]

The Kharagpur Open Source Society (KOSS) is a great community of open-source enthusiasts at IIT Kharagpur. KOSS members collaborate on innovative open-source projects, applying cutting-edge solutions to real-world problems. The community promotes knowledge-sharing and personal growth in a supportive and engaging environment.

Each year, the community organises events introducing students to open-source culture, Linux technologies, Git version control workflows and various software technologies. These events are instrumental in fostering a culture of technology education, hands-on learning, and collaborative knowledge exchange within the community.

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.

Linux 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 and 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.

Python Workshop[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.