We have a good news for you. The v2.0 of Fedena codenamed as "Magic" is released after one long year of non stop coding and optimizations. You will be also interested to know the fact that the entire source code is available to the public for free download.
Website - www.projectfedena.org
Don't know about Fedena ?! See the presentation below before reading further.
Project Fedena was started one and half years before, when Foradian decided to concentrate on developing a web2.0 software for management of schools and colleges. Fedena v1.0 was accepted by all the educational enthusiasts all around the world. So we decided to continue the project and this time we have come up with a lot of add ons and improvements, which makes Fedena superior than any other school management software or student information system in the world.
Fedena is developed in the beautiful framework of Ruby on Rails and the team follows an agile development process. Team Fedena consists of only 4 people at a time. And the team is lead by the CTO of Foradian Technologies - Arvind G S
Arvind G S - Project Director of Fedena
Project Fedena completed many milestones till now. Team Fedena was invited to take a presentation at RubyCon 2010 held at Bangalore, India and DebConf 2010 held at New York City, USA.
RubyConf 2010 - Bangalore, India (March 21, 2010)
Arvind gave a presentation on "Project Fedena and Why Ruby on Rails". See some photos from the event.
The first part of presentation was about the birth of fedena. And why the team chose Ruby on Rails for its development. Fedena team was not experienced in Ruby on Rails. Actually they had no experience on practical programming skills other than the textbook knowledge on C and C++ that they get from and Electronics and Communication degree. They are now experienced programmers in ROR and are actively involved in various opensource ROR projects.
The second part was about team's experience on ROR and the advantages and disadvantages we felt while coding and deploying. The third part of the talk is about why we are giving fedena as opensource to the community. The business model of opensource software.
You can enjoy the presentation below.
DebConf10 - Columbia University, Newyork City (August 1, 2010)
This time the Project Fedena team was invited to give a talk on Pedagogical Freedom - Debian, Free Software, and Education. The presentation was given by Ahmed Shameem - a Project Fedena team member.
You can view the slides prepared for the presentation below. The slides were not presented. You can download the recording of the presentation from http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/events/628.en.html
Fedena 2.0 - Magic
As the codename suggests, there is essentially some magic with Fedena 2.0. Following presentation gives some hints on the major changes and upgrades in the new release.
Significance of Project Fedena
Project Fedena is one of the largest opensource project "initiated" by a software company from India. It is not a fork of any of the existing opensource software. The Fedena is designed and coded from scratch with the aim to make it user friendly and efficient for anyone related with the process of education. The version 3.0 which is set to release in December 2010 will be containing e-learning modules, which will create another revolution in Learning Management Systems worldwide.
We released Fedena 2.0 to the world on India's Independence day and we are dedicating this web application to our beautiful and amazing motherland - India. Vande Mataram.