Special Lectures

GLUGOT periodically invites eminent personalities from various walks of life to give special lectures to the students on various domains where FOSS is used. This activity is conducted so as to give students valuable knowledge and a chance to interact with the experts.


Date : 07-09-2013
Venue : KS Auditorium, TCE
Time : 10:45 AM to 11:05 AM

Speaker :Mr C R Raman, Southern Railways
Topic : Open Source in Medicine

Time : 11:05 AM to 11:25 AM
Speaker : Mr E Raja Rajan, Blutronics Inc.
Topic : Open Source Approach in Industrial Applications

Time : 11:25 AM to 11:45 AM
Speaker : Mr L Guru Prasad, Hewlett-Packard
Topic : Getting started with Web Development using Django

Time : 11:45 AM to 12:05 PM
Speaker : Mr S Balachandran, MC Afee

Talks on Summer Camp

The Open Source User Group (OSUG), in association with GLUG Madurai and GTUG,Madurai has organized a 1 week Summer Camp at KLN College of Information Technology from 19th to 25th May, 2010.

Student volunteers from GLUGOT delivered talks on the following topics:

  • VirtualBox
  • GIMP
  • Version Control Systems - Subversion and Git
  • Network Tools
  • Perl
  • Python
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • GTK/Glade

Open Source Job Opportunities

Date : 17-12-2009
Time : 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Venue : Z0 Hall, CSE, TCE

Chief Guests and Speakers :
Mr.Murugan Pal, Co-Founder & President of CK-12 Foundation
Mr. Shenbagaraj, Manager of Zappys (CK-12 Foundation's Offshore center)
Mr. Deepak Babu, Software Developer (Zappys/CK-12 Foundation)

Highlights of the talk :

  • Mr. Murugan Pal had an interactive session with students of TCE
  • He talked about the importance of Open Source in Job Market

Projects and Job opportunities in FOSS

Date : 03-08-2007
Time : 10:00.A.M to 05:00.P.M
Venue : K.M. Auditorium, TCE

Chief Guest and Speakers: Mr.Amalan Joe Steeve, Terminus Graphics Studios, Chennai and Mr. S. SenthilKumaran, Spike Source Inc, Bangalore.

Highlights of the talk :

Mr. Joe Steeve and Mr. Senthil Kumaran presented talks on Introduction to Free Open Source Software projects and Career Opportunities in Free Open Source Software respectively.

Opportunities available in FOSS

Date : 20-08-2005
Time : 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Venue : K.S. Auditorium, TCE
Chief Guest and Speaker : Mr.Shakthi Kannan of Hexaware Technologies

Highlights of the talk :

Mr.Shakthi Kannan presented the opportunities available for a Free and Open source enthusiast in industries. Later he cleared some doubts regarding the installation of Debian flavor of GNU/Linux.

Introduction to GNU/Linux and Qt Programming

Date : 06-08-2005
Time : 10:00.A.M to 05:00.P.M
Venue : K.S. Auditorium, TCE
Chief Guest and Speaker : Mr.Bharathi Subramanian

Highlights of the talk :

Bharthi Subramanian presented an introduction to GNU/Linux. He elucidated the various open Source software available and how people can start using them. In the afternoon session he concentrated on Qt programming. He presented the session with a simple example to start with and later developed it into a bigger one to illustrate Qt programming better.

Centralized Authentication System and Single Sign-on

Date : 04-02-2006
Time : 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Venue : K. S. Auditorium, TCE, Madurai
Chief Guest and Speaker : Mr.Murugan Pal, CTO - Spike Source Inc
Title of the Talk : Centralized Authentication System (Single Sign On) & new TCENet intranet portal both of which are designed fully using free and Open Source softwares by the students of the Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.

Achievements and Challenges in the commercialization of Open Source Software

Date : 04-02-2006
Time : 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Venue : K. S. Auditorium, TCE, Madurai
Special Guest and Speaker : Prof.Tony Wasserman, Exec. Director, Center for Open Source Investigation, Carnegie Mellon West, US