Who are we?
FOSS@Amrita (also known as amFOSS ) is a community of passionate college students, who have come together for the cause of promoting and contributing to Free and Open Source Software, whilst achieving excellence in the field of technology in their pursuit of knowledge.
The club envisions to make its members competent to become the leaders of the future with excellence in technical, creative, and intrapersonal skills, through making them learn how to learn, by simulating a workspace like atmosphere inside the lab, and making them go through all challenges, and setbacks they may face in the real world.
Founded in 2008, the club over the years has been renowned as one of the leading student clubs in India, with about 500 active members. It has so far produced 30+ GSoCers, and established Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus as globally 8th ranked in GSoC ranking. The club is run by the students themselves, with the help of research scholars, alumni, and faculties.
What we do?
The club operates by the principle of mentorship and family, where the senior members of the club individually mentor the juniors, and the club as such acting as a family where the one helps the other out.
The members contribute to Open Source projects of various popular open source organizations, work on developing their own projects including the club projects aimed at solving real world problems, participate in GSoC, developer meets, hackathons etc. The members also conduct workshops and technical fests to encourage others to work on open source technologies.
The club also got specialised teams internally such as one focused on Android, Blockchain, IoT, Data Science, Machine Learning, Problem-solving, UI/UX, and Web Development.
The club believes in the holistic development of its members, and the members besides seeking excellence in technical skills, also engage in talks, debates, sports, cultural activities, yoga sessions etc.
Mentor & train studentsto take on the world
Promote Open Sourceand Computer Science
Contribute to Open SourceProjects & Communities
What we have achieved?
The club has become one of the forerunners in promoting, and contributing to open source in the country, introducing over a hundred enthusiasts every year to the world of Open source through the various activities it conducts.
The club has produced 50+ GSoCers over the last 10 years, with about 15 developers getting selected every year. The members have been actively taking part in international conferences, meetups, hackathons, as well as delivering talks and presenting projects at various events.
Majority of the club alumni have been placed in core computer science companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and VMWare. The active members also get selected for summer schools at global universities, and paid internships at top companies. Some of our alumni are currently Phd. research scholars at various foreign universities.
Why Join amFOSS?
Advance technically to new Heights
Receive care & support through mentorship
Become competent to face the real world
Surf in an ocean of opportunities
INVITING STUDENTS OF 2023 BATCH
Are you a person who thinks out of the box? Are you looking forward to take your technical skills to the next level? Looking for a like-passioned community that cares for you? The Opportunity is here, India's Leading Computer Science Club is inviting the best from Amritapuri to join the family, taking up the challenge. #BeTheNext