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