International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) is an autonomous institution under the Government of Kerala mandated with objectives of coordinating FOSS initiatives within Kerala and other parts of the world. We aim to bring some new vision and renewed innovation to build a solid foundation in the FOSS domain.
The vision and mission of the Centre is to leverage the power of FOSS for the enhancement of the quality of life of the people of Kerala, and to stimulate local employment, thereby maintaining Kerala’s strategic lead in this domain over the rest of the region and to be a nodal agency in all matters relating to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) including consultancy, Academic Programmes, R&D, Training, Studies and Surveys, Domestic and International Advocacy, International Cooperation and collaboration and support employment generation through FOSS based Industries.
To promote the use of FOSS technologies and applications among students and faculties and to encourage them in contributing towards the community development in FOSS, ICFOSS has initiated setting up of FOSS Clubs (FOSS Cells at institutions) in educational institutions, in the year 2015. The Club's activities are bound in participation with the members of the institutions and ICFOSS. These deeds of the Club aim in promoting FOSS activities through a group of interested students and teachers of the institution, on a voluntary basis.
The vision of the FOSS Club is to encourage and promote the use of Free and Open Source Software and related areas such as Open IoT / Hardware, Assistive Technology, Language Computing, Open Drone and GIS etc., amongst the students and teachers of the institution to make it utilize in all possible ways.
Each FOSS Club shall accomplish by associating with ICFOSS and its programmes, as well as with other FOSS community, industry and research organizations, and taking up programmes including training & capacity building, student projects, lectures & seminars, conferences and exhibitions, by participating at the institutional level as well as inter-institutional, state, national and international levels. The Student Ambassadors of ICFOSS will support this mission.
|Ms. Lithiya Sara Babu, AP CSE||FOSS Advisor|
|Jessy Willy, S7 CS B||Chief FOSS Ambassador|
|Jebin Shaju, S5 CS B||Deputy Chief FOSS Ambassador|
|4th year:||Varun Mohammed, S7 CS A||FOSS Ambassadors|
|Ananya V S, S7 CS B|
|3rd year||Sandeep Sreekumar S5 CS A|
|Amanta Phelix S5 CS B|
|2nd year||Bharat M R, S3 CS A|
|Revathy Suresh Kumar, S3 CG|
|INTRODUCTION TO ETHICAL HACKING||13/11/2023||An online workshop conducted by Krishnedev P Melevila and Jerin Manoj as part of a collaboration with DataVoid and GDSC Cell.|
|INTRODUCTION TO GIT AND GITHUB||10/11/2023||A one day hands-on workshop conducted by Jebin Shaju on Git and Github which also served as introduction to FOSS club for new members. Saw a remarkable participation of 50.|
|MAY THE FOSS BE WITH YOU||06/05/2023 – 31/05/2023||The flagship event of FOSS Club VJCET, brought together over 1200 participants from all over India. The event was conducted in an online mode, showcasing the club's adaptability in the face of challenges.
The events conducted were:
- Introduction to Open Source by Abraham Raji
- Ethical Hacking Workshop by Jerin Manoj
- CTF Workshop by Krishnadev P Melevila
- Git and GitHub by Balu MN
- Flutter Workshop by Chrisbin Sunny
- DevOps by Keyshell IT Solutions
- CTF Competition
- FOSSathon on Devfolio
|HACKTIV||24/03/2023||A one-day offline cybersecurity workshop by EthHackify drew the attention of 60 eager participants. The workshop delved into the critical area of cybersecurity, empowering students with essential skills.|
|APP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP||21/11/2022||In collaboration with GeeksforGeeks, this workshop on React Native saw a remarkable turnout of 67 participants. It provided valuable hands-on experience in app development, a skill highly sought after in the tech industry.|
|C WORKSHOP||18/05/2022||A workshop conducted by 2023 pass-out students of VJCET attracted 94 participants. It showcased the club's dedication to knowledge-sharing within the student community.|
|FOSS INTELLECT||16/06/2022||This quiz program focused on open source software had 42 participants. Araine Vincent C, Arun Jibi, and Nivin James Thomas emerged as the top contenders, showcasing their expertise in FOSS.|
|INTRODUCTION TO FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARES||12/02/2022||Subin Siby, a renowned open-source enthusiast in Kerala, enlightened students about the philosophy and significance of FOSS.|