gnunify 08

What it is?
GNUnify, an annual technical extravaganza is organized by the students of Symbiosis institute of computer studies and research (SICSR) GNUnify, the name symbolizes GNU / Linux, the philosophy behind Free/Open source, unifying and strengthening the free / open source movement, sharing and spreading knowledge with the help of IT. GNUnify initiated in the year 2003 is an international convergence of open minds who aspire to unfold their knowledge for the benefit of widespread I.T., providing a platform for students and IT professionals all over the world of free / open software. It is an effort to explore the abundant information of a domain, which believes in free/open source software and has no bounds. Techie-talk, GNU/Linux install fest, workshops, boot up and Q&A forum, this festival has it all.
When is it?
Gnunify is scheduled to be in Feb 2008
Where is it?

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research,
7th Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road,
Model Colony, Pune -16.

Computer Science is at the intellectual forefront of the Digital Revolution that will define the 21st Century. That revolution is in its infancy but is visible all around us. New scientific, economic and social paradigms are arising from computing science and being felt across all sectors of the economy and society at large. The Symbiosis Institute of Computer Sciences (SICSR) is a recognized leader in the creation of Scientific Knowledge and Practical Technologies that are defining this historic transformation. Our mission is to facilitate ideas that will shape this new frontier. Innovation requires dedication to learning, in the classroom, in the research laboratory, and throughout one's professional career. At SICSR, we offer a unique educational opportunity for students to achieve excellence in both through rigorous classes and participation in cutting edge research.
Some of the topics of the last year's Gnunify were as follows
Software Development:
Build Management
Configure and Change Management
Developer tools
Middleware and platforms
Quality Assurance/Testing tools
Web Frameworks

Kernel Development/Embedded Systems:
Writing application with KDE4
Porting the FreeBSD Kernel
ext4 Development
Pushing drivers to user-space

Sahi for web testing/ Selenium
Eclipse Plug-in Development, and the Eclipse eco-system

Sys Admin
Network security
Network monitoring
Load balancing
Storage / Back up

Please feel free to discuss on these topics at
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