DebUtsav Kochi, 24,25 November 2018

Democratic Alliance for knowledge freedom along with, Free Software Community of India and Student DeveloperSociety is organizing a Mini-Debconf event at Kochi, India titledDebUtsav Kochi. The event is organized as a miniature, regional form ofthe official DebConf that is conducted annually. The main objectives ofthe event is to bring Debian to the general public, act as a hub forcontributors and users of Debian to come together and interact andspread awareness about Free and Open Source Software philosophy in general.

One of the tracks in this event is focused on hands-on workshops thatintroduces Debian packaging to interested participants. It will beusing the native GitLab package that is available in Debian and talkingabout the process of packaging as well as internals of GitLab to getpeople familiarized with the different components and how they interacttogether. The participants will be trained in packaging different Rubygems and NodeJS modules. We expect this workshopto get more people familiar with the technical aspects of the packaging process, which can in turn help them in workig on Debian on the long run.