KSUM’s international women’s day celebrations : Women Tech makers Cochin on March 10th & Rails Girl Kochi on March 11th.

We KSUM celebrating International Women’s Day by throwing a big celebration for women in the tech communities in Kochi. Once a year, Google Women TechMakers, Rails Girls and other women in tech organizations get together for one big bash. You don’t want to miss this unique networking event!

1. WomenTechMakers Cochin is hosting the IWD’18 as a part of International Women’s Day celebration on March 10, 2018, at KTIZ.

Google Women TechMakers Cochin Chapter is hosting IWD’18 to celebrate International Women’s Day. We invite all genders to join us on March 10th at the Maker Village, KITZ to celebrate and support the diversity in the technological industry. All passionate people out there join us to get learn, interact and have fun 🙂

Venue : KTIZ, Kochi
Time : 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Date : March 10

Register here: http://bit.ly/wtmciwd18
Registration is mandatory.


2. Rails Girls Workshop is a global movement/event organized across the world to encourage more girls to choose and stay in a career of software development. Rails is a good choice for them as its a full stack framework and it allows the students to experience a-z of web development and have a functioning web application. Rails Girls Kochi is organized by Kerala Ruby User Group and Student Developer Society.



Rails Girls workshop are organized with a more 1-2-1 approach where for a team of 3 or 4 students will have a coach (who is an experienced professional). The coach will then take the students through the syllabus. This approach ensures that the students get the full benefit of the professional’s experience.

Proposed Schedule
08:00 – 09:00 | Registration + Swag Distribution + tea
09:00 – 09:30 | Inauguration + Giving instruction to the attendees
09:30 – 12:30 | Split up into the team and work in Ruby on Rails (1-2-1) with mentors
12:30 – 01:30 | Lunch Break
01:30 – 01:45 | Ice Breaker
01:45 – 02:30 | Keynote address
02:30 – 04:00 | workshop continues
04:00 – 04:30 | Tea break + networking
04:30 – 05:00 | Coach/Mentor wraps up their discussion
05:00 – 05:30 | Signing off, by giving common instructions on how to take this forward

Venue : KTIZ, Kochi
Time : 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Date : March 11

LINK: http://railsgirls.com/kochi-2018.html


Raspberry JAM Trivandrum on March 4th

D29DAD9A-80C7-4EB4-87A0-853D4826CED8Here is Kerala’s very first Raspberry Jam event !!!
Raspberry Jams are community-led events run by volunteers to share knowledge, learn new things and meet fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, digital makers and coders.


Sun, March 4, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST


Meetup Cafe
Kerala Startup Mission
Trivandrum, Kerala 695543

Topics Covered

Intro to IoT
Intro to microcontrollers
Intro to Arduino
Intro to SBC
Intro to Raspberry Pi
Pi hardware overview
Using Pi as a computer
Intro to Linux
Intro to Shell
Writing Python program
Remotely controlling Pi
Awesome stuff with Pi

Register Here

FOSSEE Summer Fellowship programme 2018

The FOSSEE (https://fossee.in/) project based at IIT Bombay has introduced the FOSSEE Fellowship programme. Students from colleges can apply for the same. The students are required to register and complete certain screening tasks. All submissions will be evaluated and candidates will be shortlisted for the fellowship. Selected candidates will work on various projects here at IIT Bombay, for a duration of 8 weeks.

For more details and registration, please visit: https://fossee.in/fellowship. The last date for registration is 9 March 2018.