ICFOSS (International Centre for Free and Open Source Software) is an autonomous institution under the Government of Kerala, mandated with the objectives of coordinating FOSS initiatives within kerala as well as linking with the FOSS initiatives in other parts of the world. ICFOSS also strives to promote Kerala as a destination for FOSS based IT works including Open Source Hardware through creating critical mass of trained human resource and by providing mechanism for market interface.
ICFOSS is planning to conduct a 15-days long Winter School for Women on Unstructured Data Analysis and NLP as an initiative to improve women participation in FOSS communities. It is the third installment of the Women winter school, we conducted last year. Winter School is a part of our effort to improve the technical capability and understanding of free software. ICFOSS expects to mould women champions for free software through this process. The school shall focus to provide hands-on experience to boost the capability and potential of the participants.
Research Scholars, Teachers, Post Graduate students and Professionals from IT field are the targeted audience of the proposed winter school. The number of seats for the programe is limited to 80.
Ground Floor,South Pavillion ,Sports Hub,Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram