FOSS@Amrita

Code | Learn | Grow

Welcome to the FOSS club of Amritapuri Campus!

Foss@Amrita is a club where you spend time to learn more about software development and write excellent code.

Click here to join the club.

What do we do?

This club gives solid training to the students in the basics of computer science and hence students are able to excel.

There are lots of skills you don't get to learn in the classrooms. Here we emphasise starting from basics such as how to type correctly and to gain speed, writing code, ability to read large code base (more than 1000s of lines of code) and debugging, making presentations and many moreā€¦

Achievements

  • For the very first time we got five first years (Gopal, Aniketh, Amrit, Anant and Chiranjeeb) to get into GSoC 2017
  • Conducted conferences like MediaWiki To Learn Conference and Drupalathon'17.
  • For the first time we had one first year student to get into Season Of KDE (SoK).
  • Three students from the club were selected as speakers for the Wiki To Learn Conference India.
  • Two students were selected as speakers for KDE Conference India.
  • And much much more....... at foss.amrita.ac.in

Why should you join?

This club is pretty informal and is operational from 2007. The alumni of the club are all over the world and in top companies as well such as Cisco, Amazon, Flipkart, Google, VMWare etc. As members of the club you get some guidance from the alumni at a later point of time as well. Also there are many who are doing PhD or Masters in reputed universities all over the world. Students from the club has got various opportunities such as doing paid internships in New Zealand, Israel, US and Europe. Our students are also invited for talks all over the world, invited to deliver workshops in IITs and many more.

You may be aware that our FOSS club has one of the largest number of Google Summer of Code Interns in India. We are getting better and better every year.

The Fun!

We have a lot of fun in the club!

  • Gardening sessions
  • Outings
  • Conferences
  • Fests
  • Hackathons
  • And a lot more....

How to join?

The club is open for students from all branches. There is no particular test or anything for entry. Therefore we have a big problem identifying those that are really serious in working.

You don't need to have any prior experience or knowledge.Only one condition, the ability to work really hard to improve yourself. Work on the tasks below, and when you are ready.

Click here to apply for the club membership.

Tasks to complete

So with that brief introduction let us get to the tasks in hand. You can do some or all of these tasks depending on your time and interest
  1. Try to buy a laptop before you come and join. This will help you a lot. Try to avoid laptops with dedicated graphics card as it might have issues running Linux. You can buy a laptop without any operating system as well.
  2. Candidates with prior experience in programming should try out challenges in HackerRank.
  3. Candidates who are not from CS background can watch the video lectures from cs50.tv and do the assignments
  4. Go to powertyping.com or keybr.com and take the typing test and measure your typing speed. Do typing practice daily from sites like powertyping.com or typing.com

Join us.

We are a group of passionate students who work hard to attain our dreams. If you are interested in joining the club, please click the button below.

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