GNUnify is an annual technical extravaganza organised by the students of the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR) to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and information among the industry professionals, students and academia. GNUnify epitomizes the philosophy behind Free Software / Open Source Software. It makes an effort to unify and strengthen the Free/Open source movement. Initiated in the year 2003, GNUnify has soared to become an international convergence of open minds. It brings together some of the worlds leading speakers to share their knowledge and experience with students and developers community. GNUnify has all the colours in its feather for different strata of participants. GNUnify unfolds its various colours with Techie-Talks and Birds Of same Feather (BOF) targeting the experts, Workshop and Solve your Quest for the learners, and Install Fest for novices.
It also provides platform for students with events which challenge their mental and technical abilities.
GNUnify in its very special event Techie-Talk brings the who's who in Free/Open source technologies face to face with the FOSS community. Its a series of lectures on different topics running on parallel tracks, exploring the various aspects of technology.
The most exciting of the events, BOF, brings down all the experts to the same stage where they start from nothing and meander their way through everything.
A number of workshops are held during Gnunify with the aim of maximizing information and idea exchange and to foster future collaborations. These workshops provide an opportunity to explore and learn about various free/open source software, tools and languages.
Install Fest is an event which provides first hand experience to novices in the installation of several flavors of linux. Various technicalities of installation and configuration are explained in the fest. Several IT facilitators are always on hand to help in case of problems and doubts.
This extravaganza includes various events which will help in harnessing the best talents. Students and professionals are provided with platform to present their fascinating and exciting ideas.
As GNUnify enters its 5th year it continues to strive to fulfill its vision of spreading the awareness about the free/open source movement. All in all GNUnify is an experience by itself. You have to be a part of it to feel it!! It's your presence and our pleasure.