Software Freedom Day 2021 has successfully concluded

Software Freedom Day 2021, jointly organised by the  Volunteers of FOSS Sri Lanka and Mozilla Sri Lanka was successfully concluded with 1000+ participants via social media  on 18th of September 2021 with the prominent guest speakers as below.

Dr. Srinath Perera (Chief Architect at WSO2 – Apache Foundation Member) shared his knowledge with us on Leading Software Architectures and he gave a worthy startup for the day.

Mr. Anuradha Rathnaweera ( IT Consultant) joined us to talk about Securing FOSS Based Systems. This was a good opportunity to broaden our knowledge .

Mr.Kalinga Athulathmudali (Co-Founder – Founder Techකථා) discuss about the Career opportunities with Open Source . It was a great chance to  be aware of the career opportunities  and what we should improve on our side. 

Mr.Gayan Perera (Software Architect & Eclipse contributor) shared his knowledge with us on Eclipse IDE and Open source context around it. He gave us a clear understanding about the environment.

Mr.Sanjeewa Malalgoda(Associate Director, Engineering and Software Architect – WSO2) talked about the  Art of digital innovation with open source technologies and it was very interesting.

Mr. Ruwan Ranganatha (Associate Tech Lead – DevOps at Sysco Labs) shared his knowledge with us and this session also was very important.

We accomplished  the goal of  educating the  public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business in short, everywhere.

Software Freedom Day 2021 was rich with valuable  speaker sessions and the voice podcast by gave an extraordinary experience for the day.

The Clubhouse session was conducted by Mr.Lahiru Madusanka, Mr.Kasun Vithanage, Mr. Dhanushka Chandana and Mr. Ruwan Senarathne on “what to expect at Software Freedom Day ‘21 organized by FOSS Sri Lanka”. This  was an exciting part of the day.

In the same way we had a few delightful entertainment moments to make the day more impressive and remarkable.

Through the social media contest which was carried out on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter parallelly to the Software Freedom Day 2021, the winners have been selected as below. Best wishes for all the winners.

  • Winner of the FaceBook  competition – Hashini Senanayake
  • Winner of the Instagram competition – Nawodya Jayalath 
  • winner of the  Quiz 01 – Navin Thamidu
  • winner of the  Quiz 02 – Kanishka Indrajith
  • winner of the  Quiz 03 – Nethma Dhananjali 

 Thus flourish  Software Freedom Day 2021  finally winds up. To Watch SFD 2021 on YouTube click here.

Tyni Egoda Gedarage

Uva Wellassa university


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