FOSS our interests and guide us in every

                 FOSS DAYSA club is not just a place to learn, but also a place to share and contribute, Here we indulge ourselves in playing games, conducting debates and explore various places, do gardening, participate in seva, in addition to this we conduct sports and many other activities.    “Collaboration is important, not just because it’s a better way to learn “I am here to share a few points about my experience as a member of the foss club. I am a first-year Computer Science student at Amrita School Of Engineering, Amritapuri. I joined the club in the first semester . Here, I am learning many new things both Technical and Non-technical.I was extremely impressed on seeing the various activities that were going in the club and I thought being a part of this would be amazing. I worked really hard and finally joined the club.On the vacasion Diwali, my friends wanted to burst firecrackers and enjoy a lot but the FOSS club seniors conducted a meeting and discussed about the disadvantages of firing crackers and motivated us and planned to go for a trip to Gandhi Bhavan trust, an orphanage near Kollam and Organised games session for small kids there gave the children gifts,toys and had lunch with them, .It was one of the most memorable experiences I had have till now. If I had not joined foss club, I would have missed all these golden memories and also this brought a change in me. I became more self-realised by seeing all the old people who were secluded by their children and I vowed to never do that. we conduct many contests like HACKATHONS in the lab and we participate and also have an internal healthy competition to commit more pull-requests which was a great experience for beginners and we also participated in CRACK FOSS contest which was hosted in Hackerrank and also the participants were ranked based on their performances.We conducts many seminars, our mentor helps us in finding our interests and guide us in every aspect of life to become successful by providing the right path. They give us a hint to solve certain problems that usually occurs while we work and also motivate us to work diligently to achieve a greater success. we are also taught the importance of seva and one of them was we went to the recycling center at amritapuri beachside and helped the people in many ways we could. We helped them in sorting waste and also helped them in recycling milk packets.This created an  impact on us for  selfless seva.                                             We are also given routinely tasks, one of which is giving presentations, which has helped me over some my fear of public speaking. We also conduct Quiz. Seniors are really friendly and help us without any hesitation. We are very thankful to the seniors for spending their valuable time to mentor us and guide us to the right path. I feel that we are all one family and this thought makes me feel pleasant in the foss lab.                                                  by                                    Gopa Vasanth