Event Schedule


Linux and Shell Scripting

~ Basic intoduction to GNU/Linux environment and some commad line tools.

Python Programming - Part 1

~ An intoduction to python programming and its development environment.


Python Programming - Part 2

~ Introduction to Basic statistics and test driven development.

Python Programming - Koans

~ Deep learning models with hands-on understanding Projects.

Why Python and TDD?


Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language with an elegant and easy-to-read syntax. It is ideal for prototyping and ad-hoc tasks, but also sees wide use in scientific computing, web development, and automation. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.


Test Driven Development (TDD)

Test-driven development (TDD) is a software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle: requirements are turned into very specific test cases, then the software is improved to pass the new tests, only. This is opposed to software development that allows software to be added that is not proven to meet requirements.


How this workshop stands out?

All these days, you would have spent time and effort to learn to program the computers with Windows as your operating system. You could have succeeded on few things & failed on multiple things. Don't get frustrated. This 2 day workshop could be your game changer. The workshop is designed to introduce you to Python 3.x programming language in a GNU/Linux environment with TDD (Test Driven Development) methodology.

This workshop is not about how to become a programming master in 2 days, but this workshop is about introducing things which you would not see otherwise in your education syllabus.

Confused with programming concepts? Unable to program on your own? Learn the latest Python 3 programming language using the interactive agile development technique. You will be use the simple and developer friendly Linux environment with the best IDEs to boost your programming.

Workshop Package

  • Certificate
  • Workshop Booklet
  • Lunch for two days + Beverage
  • Laptop Stickers
  • FSHM Annual Membership

Workshop Checklist for Participants

  • College / School / Govt ID Card
  • Laptop
  • Min. 2GB pendrive
  • Notebook
  • Pen / Pencil

About FSHM

Started as Puduvai Linux Users Group in 2011, we set out to be learn and practice the free & open source software in GNU/Linux ecosystem. It created a community of people who didn't want to stop with just FOSS, they went ahead with Free Software Hardware Movement Puducherry, which has in its aims

  1. Help bring critical consciousness among the masses on how technology exists, works and its impacts in government and society in areas of privacy, access to knowledge, policy implementation, surveillance and more.
  2. Help empower the masses to achieve economic sustenance using Free & Open Source technologies.

Days of PuduvaiGLUG marked its strong basement and pillars to support further its evolutions and actions. Being democratic and striving for gender equality the community has engaged in organizing GNU/Linux Users Groups (GLUG) in colleges, universities in and around Puducherry. This has enriched the participation diversity making it more inclusive and innovative in its actions all these years.

The community now is a registered civil society organization in India, advocating the use and practice of Free Software and Hardware tools, technologies in academia, research, and all other possible institutions of the country. It has stood for Open Access, Document Freedom, Software & Hardware Freedom, Net Neutrality, Open data, growth of Scientific temper by participating in social demonstrations and policy interventions wherever and whenever possible.

Past Events

  • Signature Campaign - Jan 2019
  • Hacktoberfest - Oct 2018
  • Free Software & Hardware Expo - Sep 2018
  • March For Science - April 2018
  • Software Freedom Day - Oct 2017

Student Chapters

  • Pondicherry Univesity
  • PuduvaiLUG

How to reach the Venue?

Place : Puduvai Tamil Sangam, Pondicherry

Transportation Route

  • Bus - New Bus Stand to Lawspet Route
  • Bus - New Bus Stand to Ganapathichettikulam / Kanagachettikulam Route
  • Tempo - New Bus Stand to Raja Theatre and then get Raja Theatre to Muruga / JIPMER / Ousteri
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Free Software Hardware Movement, Puducherry

Address :
#56, Laporte Street, (Above Trinity music school)
Pondicherry 605001
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Contact us

Kamal 9791876634

Ragulkanth 9659877249