It’s been 10+ years now that FOSS@Amrita came into existence. We are a community of students who support and guide each other towards making open source contributions, which not only helps them to build their technical skills but also helps them to contribute back to the society. Being one of the most active student communities of the country, we have made our presence felt all over. We have been getting a lot of exposure & opportunities via different platforms such as conferences & social media to name a few.
Idea / Goal of the club: To be a better human being.
How to Contribute?
If you are a developer
- Get the code
- Familiarize yourself with the code base.
- Get familiarised with Git
Bug fixing: The first area where you can help is bug fixing. You can look up for the bugs in the ‘issues’. The bugs have been provided with tags to help you classify and work on based on their difficulty level.
Feature Development: Once you get familiar with the code base, you can start contributing to new features.
- If you are a designer or usability professional, help shape the UX
You can contribute in many ways to the User Experience of the foss website. Be it reviewing current features as a user and giving feedback, designing new features, testing designs or features with users, we are open for suggestions and, we'd love to have your help in the UX group!
If you want to help with the foss website
Providing Website feedback Do provide general feedback about the foss website, to help us improve on the user experience.
Getting Involved In Website Content We welcome participation in creating great content on foss website to help improve projects and the community.
If you're a tester, get started right way! Start by building the code, and testing all our new exciting features!!
If you're hoping to contribute in another way, let us know!
Getting started with contributing to this is really easy with just one step away from contributing to foss@amrita. So let’s get you started, Fork the repository https://github.com/amfoss/fosswebsite
Do a direct clone, so that you can get familiarised with the code base. Moreover a cloned copy on your local system will help you to reproduce bugs and see the changes you make real time.
Then follow the installation instructions in the INSTALL file.
Frontend: HTML5, CSS3
- Django 1.11
- Bootstrap 4
Database: Django ORM
- Contributions: A detailed account of the numerous contributions done by the club members in their respective Open Source organizations.
- Articles: The various informative articles written by our Alumni and students for various Asian and other international magazines are contained in an organised manner
- GSoC: A timeline enlisting the details of students selected for GSoC every year with including the organizations they contribute to and the related projects.
- RGSoC: A timeline enlisting the details of students selected for RGSoC every year.
- Talks: Referencing to the talks and conferences given/attended by the students of the club.
- Internships: Provides a brief outline of various internship programs enrolled in by the club members.
- Contests: Gives out a detailed account of various contests participated and the rank obtained by the members of FOSS@Amrita.
- Club Management There are various activities in-store to manage and keep up the work-environment. We list them below:
- Attendance management: Reflects number of people present during lab working hours and their respective attendance percentage.
- Responsibility: Describes the individual responsibilities assigned to the club members.
- Teams: Lists out the teams working on various projects simultaneously.
- Status updates: Involvement of a mailing list for sending weekly status updates to keep up with our work and stay updated with current club activities.
Registration Social Oauths integrated to do registration and login. Social Oauth is part of the Social API. It provides a common interface for creating modules related to user registration/login through social networks' accounts.
The student can login and create profile via a portal but has to be reviewed / verified by a superuser / admin from the admin dashboard.
- User profile
- Password Reset
- Password Change.
Currently, users(members of the club) can contribute to our website via giving their feedback by filling a review application stating their experience with the current system and suggesting the proposed changes, which will help us to improve. For those who are yet to join(first year’s) can fill the Membership Application which in will help us in shortlisting them for the interview round.
- Membership Application
- Review Application
- Consists of a detailed explanation of various ongoing projects under a concerned mentor and the mentee(s) contributing to it. (Which includes all personal projects, GSoC projects, Final year projects by FOSS students and much more.)
- Gives a brief account of the workshops conducted by the club for the benefit of all the students as a whole.
- Students who are willing to participate in the workshops conducted could register through the portals being created.
- Managing important documents: Documents relating to important student information for restricted access by the student and their respective mentors will be catalogued carefully. These include: College specific documents: necessary for obtaining permission to attend conferences and to conduct workshops. Letter templates that would be useful for formal communications, Visa application letters etc.
It consists of all sorts of learning materials, links to different items, which could be accessed from one place.
- Includes a question bank of helpful interview related questions and tasks & online tests for students.
- Company papers (Microsoft, Google, Amazon)
- Students sharing their personal interview experiences as blog posts.
- Including books such as
- How to crack a coding interview;
- How to move Mount Fuji
- Important Course links from various online learning platforms regarding all domains to benefit students.
- A table representation or Excel sheet db consisting a list of all the GSoC and RSoC proposals selected
Google Analytics Simply put, by far the best way to know our audience, Google Analytics primarily tracks and reports website traffic. Through Analytics, we can monitor how long users stay on our website, what pages/sections they are visiting the most, which page/section is causing the users to leave most often and much more. This would help in substantially improving the performance of the site and improve scalability from the end-user’s perspective.
- Chirath R- fullstack developer
- Rahul Krishnan- backend developer
- Navaneeth S- backend developer
- Chiranjeeb M- backend developer
- Aniketh Gireesh- frontend and UI/UX design