HORIZON LANKA WORKSHOPS – 02 – FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (FOSS)

NImanditha Thathsarani

NImanditha ThathsaraniThe idea of conducting weekend workshops at Horizon Lanka came from Mr. Danishka Navin, a Linux enthusiast and a Fedora contributor. He also contributes to LibreOffice and Mozilla/Firefox projects. He is also the Founder of Akura, a students welfare foundation. As a result, Horizon Lanka Foundation held the first weekend workshop on ICT last weekend – July 02 and 03, 2016. (We are open to other subject areas such as English, science, mathematics, dancing, music, drawing and sports also if there are any local volunteers to teach the children in Mahawilachchiya free of charge during weekends.)

This weekend Danishka invited two local volunteers Mr. Namal Jayasuriya and Mr. Lakshith Ekanayake from the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) to hold the workshop. They arrived at Horizon Lanka on Friday night to hold a workshop on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Namal and Laksith held the ICT workshop on July 9, 2016. Both of them are graduates from the prestigious University Of Colombo. Currently they work at the UCSC research lab.

They installed Fedora 24 in all our PCs and laptops and students too learnt how to install Linux with Windows as a dual boot option. They also taught students to use Libre Office. We thank them and Danishka for organizing the workshop.

Mr. Namal Jayasuriya and Mr. Lakshith Ekanayake teaching the students
Mr. Namal Jayasuriya and Mr. Lakshith Ekanayake teaching the students
Mr. Namal Jayasuriya teaching the students
Mr. Namal Jayasuriya teaching the students

 

Horizon Lanka Workshops – 01 – FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (FOSS)

Horizon Lanka Students

Horizon Lanka StudentsThe idea of conducting weekend workshops at Horizon Lanka came from Mr. Danishka Navin, a Linux enthusiast and a Fedora contributor. He also contributes to LibreOffice and Mozilla/Firefox projects. He is also the Founder of Akura, a students welfare foundation. As a result, Horizon Lanka Foundation held the first weekend workshop on ICT last weekend – July 02 and 03, 2016. (We are open to other subject areas such as English, science, mathematics, dancing, music, drawing and sports also if there are any local volunteers to teach the children in Mahawilachchiya free of charge during weekends.)

This weekend local volunteer Mr. Nuwan Indika held a workshop on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on July 02 and July 03, 2016. Nuwan is a graduate of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) and currently working as a Software Engineer in Colombo. In addition to his day job, he is contributing to Fedora Project as an Ambassador.

Nuwan Indika
Nuwan Indika
Horizon Lanka Students
Horizon Lanka Students
Horizon Lanka students at the workshop
Horizon Lanka students at the workshop
Horizon Lanka students at the workshop
Horizon Lanka students at the workshop
Horizon Lanka students at the workshop
Horizon Lanka students at the workshop
Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, Mr. Wasantha Athapaththu and Mr. Nuwan Indika with the students
Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka with the students
Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, Mr. Nuwan Indika with the students
Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, Mr. Nuwan Indika with the students
A lesson on an inside of a computer
A lesson on an inside of a computer
Some of the parents of the Horizon Lanka students
Some of the parents of the Horizon Lanka students

HORIZON LANKA WORKSHOPS SERIES

Nuwan Indika

Nuwan IndikaFrom this weekend, Horizon Lanka Foundation plans to organize weekend workshops on ICT, English, Science, Mathematics, Dancing, Music, Painting and Sports. We are open to other subject areas also if there are any local volunteers to teach the children in Mahawilachchiya free of charge.

This weekend local volunteer Mr. Nuwan Indika comes to hold a workshop on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tomorrow (July 02) and the day after (July 03) Nuwan is a graduate of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) and currently working as a Software Engineer in Colombo. In addition to his day job, he is contributing to Fedora Project as an Ambassador.

See below the workshop schedule. This workshop is open to all children in and around Mahawilachchiya.

HORIZON LANKA WORKSHOPS – 01 – FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (FOSS)

Day 1 (July 2, 2016)

  • What is FOSS?
  • Small break (10 minute video) – Motivational Video for Engineering Students
  • https://studio.code.org/ activity 11.00 – 1.00
  • https://studio.code.org/flappy/2
  • Small break (10 minute video) 14-Year-Old Prodigy Programmer Dreams In Code
  • Watching a film Tron: Legacy

Day 2 (July 3, 2016)

  • Introduction to Fedora community 8.00 a. m. – 9.00 a. m.
  • Installing Fedora OS 9.00 a. m. – 10.00 a. m.
  • Small break (10 mint video) – Motivational Video
  • Introduction to opensource hardware 10.15 a. m. -11.00 a. m.
  • Small break (10 mint video) – Motivational Video
  • https://studio.code.org/ activity 11.30 a. m. – 1.00 p. m.
  • Introduction to algorithms 1.15 p. m. – 2.00 p. m.
  • Introduction to robotic and small python coding session
  • Snakes – A Trust and Team Building Activity
  • Team Building Game – Outdoor

FOSS education workshop at Horizon Lanka

A seminar on Opensourse usage was conducted at Horizon Lanka today. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community in Sri Lanka organized the seminar. Around 50 students from Horizon Lanka and 20 students from Ashokamala Computer Center from Kadurupitiya attended the seminar with the staff. Since the students were too keen about the seminar, it was decided to continue till 10.00 o’clock at night.

Just after arriving
Just after arriving
Anuradha Rathnaweera doing a lesson
Anuradha Rathnaweera doing a lesson
Raj Kumar of FOSS community
Raj Kumar of FOSS community
Suchetha from FOSS doing a lesson
Suchetha from FOSS doing a lesson
Sumudu of FOSS doing a lesson on graphic designing
Sumudu of FOSS doing a lesson on graphic designing
Anuradha Weeraman of FOSS
Anuradha Weeraman of FOSS
Having lunch
Having lunch
Students from Horizon Lanka and Ashoka Mala
Students from Horizon Lanka and Ashoka Mala