MUKTI a FOSS club in Bangalore - Updates Thread

:rocket: Welcome to the MUKTI Community Forum Thread! :globe_with_meridians:

MUKTI, the dynamic student club founded at Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, is your gateway to the exciting world of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Cybersecurity, Network Security, System Administration, OSINT, and Software Development. But we’re not just about technology – we’re a community that believes in the power of collaboration and innovation!

Here in this thread, we invite you to join the conversation on all things related to FOSS, Cybersecurity, and the incredible work we’re doing at MUKTI. Whether you’re a student, tech enthusiast, or just curious about these topics, you’ve found your home.

Feel free to ask questions, share your knowledge, and connect with like-minded individuals. Let’s dive into the world of open-source, security, and tech together! :star2::computer::lock:

To kick things off, tell us about your interests, experiences, or any exciting FOSS projects you’re working on. We can’t wait to hear from you! :speaking_head::loudspeaker:

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  • Mukti is a recognized club of Ramaiah Institute of Technology.
  • We are backed by the CSE department of the college.
  • We have a guiding mentor assigned to the club.
  • We have partnerships with companies like Deeproot Linux and MostlyHarmless.
  • We are affiliated with communities like FSMK (Free Software Movement Karnataka).
  • Mukti consists of two established core teams with 20 members in the core.
  • Our community comprises over 500 members overall who share our passion for FOSS and collaborative initiatives.

The structure of our core is as below:

Senior core team - Prathmik

4 - Technical Team
2 - Creative Team
2- Documentation Team

Junior core team - Dwitiya

4 - Technical Team
2 - Creative Team
2- Documentation Team
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Envisioned 3 month plan as of 7/11/23

Month 1: November 2023

  1. Enhance Club Membership: Begin the month with an aggressive membership drive to increase participation in MUKTI. Host an orientation session for new members to introduce them to the club’s mission and ongoing projects.
  2. FOSS Workshops: Organize a series of workshops focusing on different aspects of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to build technical skills among members.
  3. Collaborate on FOSS Projects: Encourage members to contribute to existing FOSS projects or initiate new ones within the club. Foster collaboration and teamwork among members.

Month 2: December 2023

  1. Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Host an intensive Cybersecurity Bootcamp to deepen members’ knowledge of network security, ethical hacking, and cybersecurity tools.
  2. Tech Talks and Webinars: Invite industry experts and professionals to deliver tech talks and webinars on topics like software development, OSINT, and cybersecurity. These events will offer exposure to real-world insights and career opportunities.
  3. Linux and Open Source Software Month: Celebrate the spirit of Linux and open-source software with themed events, workshops, and demonstrations throughout the month.
  4. IIT Bombay Event: In talks with the IIT B Trust Lab to collaborate and host a month long Open Source CyberSecurity tools contribution event

Month 3: January 2024

  1. Annual Symposium: Plan and execute an annual MUKTI Symposium focusing on the latest trends in FOSS, cybersecurity, and related fields. This event can include keynote speakers, paper presentations, and workshops.
  2. Membership Feedback and Adjustments: Gather feedback from members regarding the past three months and use it to make adjustments to club activities, ensuring they meet members’ interests and needs.
  3. Long-Term Project Planning: Identify and prioritize long-term projects or initiatives that MUKTI will undertake for the year ahead. Ensure that these projects align with the club’s mission and provide valuable learning experiences.
  4. Engage with Partners: Maintain and strengthen partnerships with the CSE department of the college and external organizations like Foss United and FSMK for support, resources, and collaboration.