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

Contact Us:

For more information about speaking and proposals, contact

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Kaustubh M

[workshop] Self-Hosting 101

Submitted Jan 29, 2023

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.

In this workshop, we’ll try to give access to a cloud machine for all participants where we will work together to self-host a static website, a dynamic website, a monitoring tool, and learn about the common tools that are helpful in deploying and monitoring self-hosted applications.

We will cover:

  • Why should you self-host?
  • What can you self-host?
  • Where to self-host?
  • ssh and tmux
  • DNS for self-hosting
  • Deploying a static website with Caddy
  • Transferring files with scp
  • Deploying a dynamic website with systemd and Caddy
  • Monitoring with htop
  • Monitoring dashboard with munin
  • docker and docker-compose


  • Familiarity with Linux and shell
  • Some familiarity with web and DNS
  • A Linux/macOS laptop with common utilities (ssh, scp, make) installed.


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