Feb 26-28, 2016 @ NIT Calicut
Status: Open for post-event feedback

FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2016.

What we are looking for

Through FOSSMeet, we intend to get the attendees, mostly students, get started with the development and usage of free software. You may propose to conduct a lecture, demo, tutorial, workshop, discussion or panel at FOSSMeet. If the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of some Google search, there is low probability that it’ll be accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others on a similar line. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over most students head, this might not be the best platform to deliver that talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement. If our audience wants it, we’ll try our best to accommodate it. Of course, if you find people interested in your proposal, you can always call a BoF. We are all for BoF’s! :)

Take the above with a pinch of salt. They are no s̶t̶r̶i̶c̶t̶ ̶r̶u̶l̶e̶s̶, only guidelines. All your proposals are welcome and we celebrate every single one that we receive! :D Looking forward to see you folks here.

Audience

Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: Nov 19, 2015
Proposal submission deadline: D̶e̶c̶ ̶3̶0̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶5̶ Jan 23, 2016
Proposal acceptance: J̶a̶n̶ ̶0̶7̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶6̶ Jan 26, 2016
Presentation upload: J̶a̶n̶ ̶1̶4̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶6̶ Feb 2, 2016

Contact Us:

For more information about speaking and proposals, contact speakers@fossmeet.in.

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Designing the next generation of maps using OpenStreetMap data
Ramya Ragupathy (@rumc) Beginner 7 0 Fri, 22 Jan
2 GNUKhata, a Professional quality free accounting software
Krishnakant Mane (@krmane) Intermediate 5 0 Thu, 21 Jan
3 Consumer Rights and Digital Freedom
Ishan Masdekar (@imasdekar) Beginner 4 0 Thu, 21 Jan
4 Building your own hackable keyboard
Abhas Abhinav (@abhas) Intermediate 3 0 Wed, 20 Jan
5 The Worst Programmer I Ever Met
Steven Deobald (@stevendeobald) Intermediate 9 1 Tue, 19 Jan
6 Evolution of FOSS (and some non-FOSS) stack at HackerRank
Abhimanyu (@manyu) Intermediate 4 0 Sat, 16 Jan
7 What is a Linux distribution?
Syam G Krishnan (@sgk01) Beginner 4 0 Fri, 15 Jan
8 FPGA Hacking with Free Software tools
Pramode C.E (@pramode75) Beginner 23 1 Tue, 12 Jan
9 The inform system for designing interactive fiction
Noufal Ibrahim (@noufalibrahim) Beginner 9 0 Sun, 10 Jan
10 Introduction to non linear functions and fractals
Noufal Ibrahim (@noufalibrahim) Beginner 12 0 Sun, 10 Jan
11 Crowdfunding - Is this really the way to go?
Anish Sheela (@aneeshnl) Beginner 12 0 Thu, 31 Dec
12 ReST APIs 101 : Introduction
Shahul Hameed (@beingshahul) Beginner 14 0 Wed, 30 Dec
13 Contributing to Linux Kernel - Workshop
Vaishali Thakkar (@vthakkar94) Intermediate 13 0 Sun, 27 Dec
14 Free Software community health check
pravi (@pravi) (proposing) Intermediate 6 3 Sat, 26 Dec
15 Y U No fixing WhatsApp?
pravi (@pravi) Intermediate 8 0 Sat, 26 Dec
16 Introduction to LaTeX and friends
Sasi Kumar (@vsasi) Beginner 6 0 Mon, 21 Dec
17 MicroHOPE - Introduction to the world of Micro Controllers.
Akshai M (@akshaim) Beginner 5 0 Sun, 13 Dec
18 Getting Started with Contributing to Open Sources
Tapasweni Pathak (@tapasweni-pathak) Beginner 16 0 Mon, 7 Dec
19 Intro to Debian Packaging
Balasankar C (@balasankarc) Advanced 17 0 Sat, 21 Nov
20 Golang Workshop
Baiju Muthukadan (@baijum) Beginner 23 0 Sat, 21 Nov

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Functional Programming in the shell
Govind Krishna Joshi (@govindkrjoshi) Beginner 5 0 Fri, 22 Jan
2 How Microsoft is helping shape the future of web development. (Yes Microsoft!)
Shrayas Rajagopal (@shrayas) Beginner 2 0 Fri, 22 Jan
3 Virtualized Deployment of softwares with Docker
Navin Karkera (@navinkarkera) Intermediate 5 0 Thu, 21 Jan
4 Distributed Social Networking
Abhijith B (@abhi1tb) Beginner 3 0 Thu, 21 Jan
5 Test Driven Development with Ruby
@yedhukrishnan (@yedhukrishnan) Intermediate 3 0 Thu, 21 Jan
6 RESTFul services using Cornice and Pyramid with frontend
Krishnakant Mane (@krmane) Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 20 Jan
7 Workshop on Android Platform and Application Development
Sreelakshmi Sreekumar (@sreelakshmi95) Beginner 12 2 Wed, 20 Jan
8 Kosha - building an open music database for indian classical music
Srihari Sriraman (@ssrihari) Beginner 7 3 Wed, 20 Jan
9 The Software Co-operative: Creating a Corporation in the Commons
Steven Deobald (@stevendeobald) Beginner 5 0 Tue, 19 Jan
10 Vipassana for Hackers
Steven Deobald (@stevendeobald) Beginner 6 0 Tue, 19 Jan
11 Private execution as operating system service
Manu Jose (@mannujose) (proposing) Beginner 2 0 Wed, 13 Jan
12 Frontend engineering with ReactJS - Workshop
Peter Lazar (@peterlazar1993) Beginner 7 0 Wed, 30 Dec
13 Big data and beyond
Amit Dev (@amitdev) Intermediate 2 0 Tue, 29 Dec
14 Run - like there is no other option
pravi (@pravi) Advanced 5 0 Sat, 26 Dec
15 What next after Rails - an introduction to Phoenix
Mahesh M (@maheshm) Intermediate 19 0 Wed, 23 Dec
16 Building and deploying your Python-Django application
Tony Thomas (@tonythomas01) Intermediate 6 0 Tue, 22 Dec
17 Drupal module development workshop
Abhai Sasidharan (@abhai) Advanced 4 0 Mon, 14 Dec
18 Python Code Testing using profilers
Jackson Isaac (@jacksonisaac) Beginner 1 0 Wed, 9 Dec
19 Git Workshop
Tummala Dhanvi (@tummala-dhanvi) Beginner 20 5 Sun, 6 Dec
20 Kick-start contributing to Mozilla (Firefox)
Tummala Dhanvi (@tummala-dhanvi) Intermediate 18 0 Sun, 6 Dec
21 Deploying a CoreOS Cluster over Cloud
brijrajsingh Intermediate 3 3 Thu, 3 Dec
22 Introduction to Firefox OS and Building Web Apps for Firefox OS
Akshay S Dinesh (@asdofindia) Beginner 7 2 Sat, 21 Nov
23 Introduction to Static Websites, Jekyll, and Github Pages
Akshay S Dinesh (@asdofindia) Intermediate 1 0 Sat, 21 Nov
24 Taking the world of Communication back to Free Software - XMPP, Kontalk, Signal
Balasankar C (@balasankarc) Beginner 13 1 Sat, 21 Nov