February 16-18, 2018 @ NIT Calicut
Status: Open for feedback

FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2018.

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 23, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Proposal acceptance: Jan 18, 2018
Presentation upload: Feb 5, 2018

Contact Us:

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

Confirmed sessions

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Introduction to Platform Cooperativism: Where people own their platform  
Joice Joseph (@joice) Beginner 7 0 Tue, 2 Jan
2 Wikipedia - Join the fight for preserving Knowlegde Freedom
Ambady Anand S (@ambadyanands) Beginner 9 0 Sat, 30 Dec
3 Defending Privacy and Digital Democracy; Political existance of Free and Open Software Software
Kannan V M (@kannanvm) Beginner 9 1 Fri, 29 Dec
4 Tranforming the Academia with GCompris  
Divyam Madaan (@dmadaan) Beginner 5 0 Fri, 29 Dec
5 Big Data Analysis on OpenStreetMap
Ramya Ragupathy (@ramyaragupathy) Intermediate 9 0 Fri, 29 Dec
6 Wikidata - The universe in a Database
Ranjith Siji (@ranjithsiji) Intermediate 12 0 Tue, 26 Dec
7 Introduction to Google Cloud with Python
Jackson Isaac (@jacksonisaac) Intermediate 3 0 Sun, 24 Dec
8 Graphic designing possibilities with Libre softwares
Mujeeb Rahman k (@mujeebcpy) Beginner 15 0 Sat, 23 Dec
9 Inside the Elastic Stack : Testing and Releasing a Well Known Open Source Stack  
Aravind Putrevu (@aravindputrevu) Intermediate 2 0 Wed, 20 Dec
10 A bit of Functional Programming
Aniketh Gireesh (@aniketh01) Intermediate 4 0 Mon, 4 Dec
11 Possibilities in the land of 1s and 0s
Shrayas Rajagopal (@shrayas) Beginner 4 0 Sun, 3 Dec
12 The Definitive Guide to Webpack
Shreyansh Pandey (@weirdpanda) Beginner 4 0 Tue, 28 Nov
13 Crystal - Fast as C, Slick as Ruby.
Harisankar P S (@devhs) Beginner 8 0 Tue, 28 Nov
14 A Clojure Crash Course
Abhishek A Amralkar (@aamralkar) Beginner 3 0 Sun, 19 Nov
15 Learn REST API with Flask Restful and MongoDB (Workshop)
Sreenadh T.C (@imsreenadh) Intermediate 4 0 Sun, 19 Nov
16 Improving UX with Custom ROMs
Vibhoothi (@vibhoothiiaanand) Beginner 6 0 Mon, 13 Nov
17 Kubernetes 101 ( Workshop )
Rahulkrishnan R A (@rahulkrishnanfs) Beginner 9 1 Sat, 28 Oct