This bridge course in “Introduction to Python and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)” is specifically designed for students who have completed their higher secondary education and aspires to pursue Engineering or BSc degrees in fields such as Computer Science, Electronics, Data Analytics, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics. This program mainly aims to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in various fields. It equips them with a strong foundation in Python programming and exposure to FOSS principles, setting them on a path for success and support during this transition period from school to college. This also aims to utilize this waiting period effectively by offering relevant educational activities and resources to help students to bridge the gap and stay engaged academically.
This training is a combined course of Introduction to Python and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), which is designed by ICFOSS to introduce students to Python programming and familiarize them with the concept and usage of free and open source software (FOSS). It provides a smooth transition and foundational knowledge in Python programming for those who have limited or no prior experience in the language and in FOSS. The bridge course encourages students to explore the vast ecosystem of FOSS, participate in open-source projects, and contribute to the community. It not only enhances their technical skills but also instills values of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation that are essential in the field of technology.
Introduction to Python : Introduction to Programming, Variables and Data Types, Control Flow and Decision Making, Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries, Functions and Modules, File Handling, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Basics, Exception Handling, Working with External Libraries.
Free and Open Source Software: Introduction to FOSS, Linux Installation and Basics, Command-Line Basics, User and Group Management, Networking and Remote Access, System Services and Process Management, File System and Storage Management, FOSS Distros, FOSS Products and Tools.
Application Process: Applications are invited through ICFOSS website, on a first come first serve basis.
Course Duration: Total of 10 Days / 3Hrs Day (30 Hour course)
Registration Fee: An amount of Rs. 2,000/- shall be charged from a participant.
For Registration, Please follow the link: applications.icfoss.org/registrationbridgecourse
Last date of application is 28th July 2023