FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2023.

What we are looking for

At FOSSMeet, we allow the attendees(mostly students) to delve into the field of development and free software. We’re inviting proposals for lectures, demos, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and panels for FOSSMeet’23. Separate proposals will be taken for 45 minute sessions by professionals and 15 minute talks by students. This year, however, upvotes will not be considered in the selection procedure.

Fair warning - if the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of a Google search, there is little probability of it being accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others of the like. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over the heads of most students, this might not be the best platform to deliver your talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement.

However, we welcome and celebrate every single proposal we receive. Do treat the above as guidelines rather than rules. Looking forward to your suggestions and seeing you folks at FOSSMeet’23!


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

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: Jan 10, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 26, 2023
Proposal acceptance: Jan 29, 2023
Presentation upload: Feb 3, 2023

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Arya K

Free Software, Decentralization, Self-Hosting and Free Service Hosts

I would like to make a presentation about Free Software, Decentralization and Self-Hosting in FOSS Meet '23. more
  • Submitted
  • 13 Jan 2023


Even my uncle uses " debian "

This talk presents a curalted list of hints and best practices to pitch and propose freesoftware to newbies/newcomers and sharing experencies of practically applying it to a family member (myuncle ) to convencie him to make a switch to free software operating system & apps and using it as a daily driver for his day to day needs more
  • Submitted
  • 27 Jan 2023

Kaustubh M

[workshop] Self-Hosting 101

One of the best things about FOSS is the freedom to deploy it where and how you see fit. You don’t have to share your personal data with other companies to keep using FOSS. On a $5 cloud VM (or a Raspberry Pi), you can host your blog, your notes application, your mail server, your personal projects, your own Google Drive, and much more. more
  • Submitted
  • 29 Jan 2023

Mujeeb Rahman K

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Desktop publishing and FOSS, A success story

A newspaper organisation in Kerala (Janayugom) completely switched their work flow to FOSS including pre press works and accountings. more
  • Submitted
  • 01 Feb 2023

Pranav M

Ask the Right Questions: "Importance, Steps, and Tips"

Introduction: In today’s fast-paced world, effective communication is crucial for personal and professional growth. One of the most important aspects of communication is asking the right questions. Asking the right questions can help us gather important information, build better relationships, and make informed decisions. more
  • Submitted
  • 02 Feb 2023

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