Impact of MiniDebConf in our campus.
Track: Community, diversity, local outreach and social context
Type: Short talk (20 minutes)
The MiniDebConf organized by our college’s FOSS cell team had a remarkable impact on our campus community. Students gained a deep understanding of FOSS and Debian, leading to a noticeable increase in the adoption of open-source software. The event facilitated valuable connections with experts and enthusiasts in the open-source field, inspiring students to actively engage with the global FOSS community. Direct interactions with Debian developers further motivated students to contribute actively to open-source projects. The MiniDebConf’s success encourages the continuation of initiatives promoting collaboration and open-source development on campus. The event’s positive influence on students’ software preferences highlights its significance in fostering a vibrant FOSS community. Overall, the MiniDebConf empowered open-source enthusiasts, strengthened networks, and promoted a lasting culture of open-source advocacy within our academic environment.