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