March 10-12, 2017 @ 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 2017.

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.


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

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: Oct 27, 2016
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 15, 2017
Proposal acceptance: Jan 20, 2017
Presentation upload: Feb 15, 2017

Contact Us:

For more information about speaking and proposals, contact

Confirmed sessions

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Provisioning Infrastructure(Automation) in AWS, GCE Cloud with Hashicorp Terraform!
Abhishek A Amralkar (@aamralkar) Beginner 1 0 Fri, Jan 20
2 Cross-platform app development with Ionic framework
azharullah shariff (@azharullah) Intermediate 2 0 Thu, Jan 12
3 Building your Linux from Scratch (Workshop)
Balram Pariyarath (@balramp) Beginner 25 2 Thu, Jan 12
4 GNUKhata - An Enterprise Quality Accounting Software
Abhijith B (@abhi1tb) Beginner 2 0 Wed, Jan 11
5 How to contribute to Fedora (Talk)
Tummala Dhanvi (@tummala-dhanvi) Beginner 1 0 Tue, Jan 10
6 Kick-start contributing to Mozilla (Firefox) - Workshop
Tummala Dhanvi (@tummala-dhanvi) Intermediate 1 0 Tue, Jan 10
7 Working with Mozilla on Security
Sachin A (@sachin-a) Beginner 25 0 Tue, Jan 10
8 MediaWiki Extensions Made Easy
Abhinand (@beforeone) Beginner 1 0 Sun, Jan 8
9 Delving into Open Source
Divyam Madaan Beginner 4 0 Mon, Jan 2
10 Generating a static web app with GitLab Pages and securing it using OWASP
Shrimadhav U K (@spechide) Intermediate 5 0 Sat, Dec 31
11 Data Analysis with R
Saksham Agarwal (@sakshamagarwal) Beginner 3 0 Fri, Dec 30
12 Magic with Qt Quick
Divyam Madaan Beginner 4 0 Wed, Dec 28
13 Simplifying your DevOps Life
Shreyansh Pandey (@weirdpanda) Intermediate 3 0 Tue, Dec 13
14 Open Source Tools for C Developers
Deepu Benson (@deepubenson) Beginner 3 0 Fri, Dec 9
15 Bringing Virtual Reality to the Web
karthic keyan (@karthickeyan) Beginner 15 0 Mon, Dec 5
16 OpenIOT - IOT for the future
vigneshwer dhinakaran (@dvigneshwer) Beginner 2 0 Mon, Dec 5
17 Building Simple Command Line Interfaces in Python
vigneshwer dhinakaran (@dvigneshwer) Beginner 1 0 Mon, Dec 5
18 DeepRust - DeepLearning using Rust
vigneshwer dhinakaran (@dvigneshwer) Intermediate 2 0 Mon, Dec 5
19 Demystifying the Django REST Framework
Haris Ibrahim K. V. (@harisibrahimkv) Intermediate 4 1 Sun, Dec 4
20 Eyes on every move (Tracking system using OpenCV and Qt).
Aniketh Gireesh (@aniketh01) Intermediate 15 0 Sat, Dec 3
21 Store, Analyze and Search with ElasticSearch
Gayathri Menakath (@gayathrimenakath) Beginner 20 0 Sat, Dec 3
22 OpenSource101 - I can code, but what now?
Sachin S. Kamath (@sachinkamath) Beginner 17 1 Fri, Dec 2
23 Learn To Sail With Docker
Devi Krishnan (@devirk) Beginner 40 0 Fri, Dec 2
24 Getting started with Ruby on Rails
Anagha R (@anaghar22) Beginner 29 0 Fri, Dec 2
25 Git - the stupid content tracker (Workshop)
Tummala Dhanvi (@tummala-dhanvi) Beginner 9 0 Thu, Dec 1
26 Go programming language
Saifi Khan (@saifi) Intermediate 3 0 Wed, Nov 30
27 Hacking the Linux Kernel (Contributing to the Linux kernel)
Rahul Krishnan (@rahullinux) Intermediate 36 0 Tue, Nov 29
28 Get Started with the basics of eCommerce
Vachan Kudmule (@vachan) Beginner 1 0 Tue, Nov 29
29 Your weaknesses are my strengths ( The Tale of a Hacker )
Siddharth Muralee (@tr3x) Beginner 36 0 Sun, Nov 27
30 A Deep Dive into Code ( An Intro to Reverse Engineering)
Siddharth Muralee (@tr3x) Intermediate 26 0 Sun, Nov 27
31 Get started with your contributions to Mediawiki
Haritha Harikumar (@harithaharikumar28) Beginner 35 0 Sat, Nov 26
32 Build a Web Extension That Works Cross-Browser (Worksop)
VISWAPRASATH KS (@iamvp7) Beginner 15 1 Fri, Nov 25
33 How to get started in open source
Siddharth Kshetrapal (@siddharthkp) Beginner 1 0 Sat, Nov 19
34 Workshop on Debian Packaging
Sruthi Chandran (@srud) Intermediate 5 0 Sun, Nov 13
35 What, how and why of Debian packaging
Sruthi Chandran (@srud) Beginner 4 0 Sun, Nov 13
36 The Limitless web
Santosh Viswanatham (@viswanathamsantosh) Beginner 2 0 Sat, Nov 12
37 Introduction to LaTeX
Sasi Kumar (@vsasi) Beginner 3 0 Wed, Nov 9
38 Hacking and exploring through the Drupal CMS
Joyce George (@joyceg) Beginner 19 0 Sat, Nov 5
39 A Hands-on Introduction to Docker
Rahulkrishnan RA (@rahulkrishnanra) Beginner 1 0 Sun, Oct 30