Register for ACM India Student Webinar on 23 June with Harshad Gune: “Open Source: Building Career through Communities and Collaboration/Contribution”

June 16, 2020

The next session of the special ACM India Student Webinar series is on another interesting topic, something fundamental as well as practical. Register now for "Open Source: Building Career through Communities and Collaboration/Contribution", to be presented on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 11 am IST by Harshad Gune, Associate Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a student-oriented initiative, all students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: Over last decade the adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) is on the rise and now has a significant presence in the software market. Open Source Software is primarily characterized as decentralized software development by a group of volunteers. This growth/success of Open Source Software is largely due to the efforts of Open Source communities of volunteers. As a student of CS one can immensely benefit by contributing to OSS, it will help us acquire and enhance the essential software engineering skills leading to successful career in IT.

In this session I will focus on how we can engage with the open source communities, and briefly cover how we contribute to OSS, the opportunities and challenges to build career in Open Source.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Prof. Harshad Gune is a technology professional with over 25 years of experience in software development and academics. He is presently serving as Associate Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune.

Harshad is one of the pioneering members of the open source movement in India and actively worked towards promotion of open source in the field of education. He was a member of Board of Directors of Open Source Initiatives, USA ( from 2008 to 2014 and is now an emeritus member of the board. He has served as a member of the working committee of Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL), Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.

He has done his Master’s in Computer Management and has done his Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering from Pune University. Harshad is pursuing his PhD from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) under the Faculty of Computer Studies.

Shekhar Sahasrabudhe, Chief Operating Officer of ACM India Council