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Open-Source Chandigarh community inaugurated at Chitkara University

Published on August 5, 2022

Chitkara University inaugurated Open-Source Chandigarh community at its campus here today for the youth of Tri-city. For the inauguration, esteemed guests like Mr. Dhiraj Gyani, Director Education, GitHub India; Mr. Swapnil Mane, Vice President, Apache Community Initiatives; Mr. Ajeet Singh Raina, Docker Captain and Developer Relations Manager, Docker Inc.; Mr Sandeep Rawat, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, OpsTree; were present and Dr. Monit Kapoor, Professor and Dean, CSE, Chitkara University; along with Dr. Kuldeep Sharma, Director, Industry Alliances; were present from Chitkara University.

The Open-Source Chandigarh community, powered by Chitkara University, has been started with the vision to create a rich demographic of open-source practitioners in the Tricity. GitHub India, Apache Community Initiatives, Docker Inc. and OpsTree are the community partners of Open-Source Chandigarh community who will be conducting various workshops for students and professionals.

Emphasizing on the significance of Open Source, Dr. Monit Kapoor said, “Open Source is a community where original source code designed by various authors is made freely available to others who would like to view that code, copy it, learn from it, alter it, or share it. Today, it is the need of the hour.”

“Open source community is the best way to learn and grow in this field. Keeping this in mind, we made sure that students, industry professionals, IT companies or any academic institutes could take membership of the Open-Source Chandigarh community through its website. This initiative will connect open-source contributors on one forum and also serve as a launchpad for enhanced employment and entrepreneurship opportunities,” added Dr. Kuldeep Sharma.

On the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, said, “We are glad to have the leaders of the Open-Source Community as our community partners. Their rich global experience will provide the requisite knowledge and skills to our students and the youth from the Tricity. This initiative has been designed to benefit and serve the society by providing youth, professionals and students to come together and work on ideas.”

On the day of inauguration, a two-day workshop was also organised for Chitkara University students by Mr. Ajeet Singh Raina, Docker Captain and Developer Relations Manager, Docker Inc.

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