It was great pleasure to take part in the LTSP training at WBUT under the able guidance of Indranil Das Gupta (CTA, L2C2 Technologies) and Prof. A. R. Thakur (VC, WBUT). I actually went to Kolkata to do summer training on Java. And it turned out to be a boon. I have been using Linux (Fedora) for past 2 years. But still i had a wish to learn all the internals of Linux as well as the FOSS world properly.
Now, my local LUG, dgplug is supporting a Bijra School Project. To give it an introduction, it is an attempt to teach school kids desktop level usage of Linux in a localized manner. The entire teaching is done in Bengali. The main problem over here is lack of resource.
So in order to support this, ilug-cal and WBUT helped us a lot in this venture (provided us one LTSP server and four terminals). Anyways, we started out setting up LTSP in this client-server model. For me, the beginning was quite…don’t know how to descibe. I was standing in front of WBUT when i first physically met Indra da. I was a bit shaky but still introduced myself. After that things started get going. We worked continuously for 21 days. We worked even on Sundays averaging around 8 o’clock in the evening. It was really interesting as well as fun. Also it was sometimes full of brick-bats whenever we did anything wrong 😉 .
What I learnt? I dont want to talk literature over here…But i thing i must tell that i didn’t knew when i was addicted to Linux. Indra da gave lots of inspiration & motivation. I came to know how works are carried out in Linux world. And the exit interviews were great. My friends namely Swagnik and Subhodip were also fine. I am currently seriously working on python and shell scripting.
Last of all, we had food, fun & frolic togather. Sometimes we went nuts. We were the first batch of the Nije Sikhi initiative. Awesome beginning…
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