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FOSSMeet'24

FOSSMeet'24

Open Mind. Open Source.

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Accepting submissions till 16 Feb 2024, 12:00 AM

National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut

FOSSMeet ‘24 is the seventeenth edition of NIT Calicut’s Free and Open Source Software event aimed at creating awareness and encouraging the use of free and open source software. The event includes a wide array of workshops, talks, hackathons, tech competitions, discussions and a lot more.

Our call for proposals is open, inviting a broad spectrum of content formats: lectures, demos, tutorials, workshops, and discussions. We have slots for both experienced professionals and bright student minds.

But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill event; it’s where innovation intersects with inspiration. We’re not just looking for speakers; we’re on the hunt for visionaries. If you’ve got a fresh take on open source or a unique viewpoint, we want to hear your story.

While we applaud your creative flair, let’s ensure it orbits within the open-source universe. Proposals should revolve around open-source software, development, or related fields. While we value diversity, your topic should connect with the audience. Aim for the sweet spot—engaging yet comprehensible, unique but not excessively obscure. And here’s the deal: We won’t be counting upvotes in our selection process.

Join us at FOSSMeet’24, where innovation, inspiration, and open-source excellence converge. We eagerly await your proposals!

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Think of your proposal as a breath of fresh air, packed with substance, depth, and genuine expertise. Avoid the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Google search approach, and steer clear of proposals titled ‘The Absolute Beginner’s Introduction to X.’ We want content that sparks curiosity and challenges the norm. expand

Think of your proposal as a breath of fresh air, packed with substance, depth, and genuine expertise. Avoid the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Google search approach, and steer clear of proposals titled ‘The Absolute Beginner’s Introduction to X.’ We want content that sparks curiosity and challenges the norm.

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Accepting submissions till 16 Feb 2024, 12:00 AM

Jaisen Nedumpala

Jaisen Nedumpala

Poorna - The complete Malayalam Unicode character set keyboard

Poorna is an extended Inscript / Remington keyboard layout which is available in Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac and Android. It contains all Malayalam Unicode characters. more
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  • 30 Dec 2023

Het Joshi

MUKTI Chronicles: Empowering Student-led FOSS Initiatives

In the dynamic landscape of open source development, the role of student-led initiatives is paramount. “Mukti Chronicles” delves into the journey of founding and leading Mukti, a thriving student club and the biggest in Karnataka. This talk will explore the challenges, successes, and the profound impact student-driven FOSS projects can have on the larger open source ecosystem. more
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  • 19 Jan 2024

Het Joshi

Code and Coffee: A Practical Guide to Remote Open Source Collaboration

In an era dominated by remote work, open source collaboration faces new challenges and opportunities. “Code and Coffee” offers a comprehensive and practical guide to navigating the intricacies of remote collaboration in open source projects. This talk aims to equip developers, contributors, and project managers with insights, tools, and best practices to enhance productivity and foster a thriving… more
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  • 19 Jan 2024

Het Joshi

Securing the Future: A Deep Dive into Next-Gen Cybersecurity in FOSS

As technology advances, the landscape of cybersecurity evolves, and the open-source community plays a pivotal role in shaping its future. “Securing the Future” takes a comprehensive look at the next generation of cybersecurity within the realm of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). This talk aims to explore emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies, and the collaborative efforts required to fo… more
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  • 19 Jan 2024

AlenPaulVarghese

Evolution of Memory Management: Bridging the Gap between Old and Modern Programming Languages

Explore how old programming languages managed memory manually and dive into the role of garbage collectors. Uncover the shift to smarter solutions with languages like Rust. This talk simplifies the journey of memory management evolution, illustrating how modern approaches, including efficient garbage collection, make memory control more straightforward. more
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  • 24 Jan 2024

Subin Siby

Making a semantic dictionary from 2001 Pagemaker files using FOSS tools

Adobe Pagemaker 7 is a proprietary software that was deprecated in 2004 by Adobe. Yet it is used by thousands and thousands of DTP centres across India. New documents even in 2024 is getting created using this 20+ years old defunct software. more
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  • 25 Jan 2024

Priyanshu Mishra

Democratization of AI in its true essence

The growth (and progress!) of AI research and application have been exponential. The recent successes of LLMs and diffusion models have been expanding the imaginations of the public, converting fiction to reality at rapid pace. But the accessibility (and equitable benefit) to the general public of both the present reapings and the bright future potential, is moot. more
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  • 04 Feb 2024

Priyanshu Mishra

FTOBS - Freedom, Transparency and Openness beyond Software

Applying the lessons and values of FOSS beyond just software more
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  • 04 Feb 2024

Harshavardhan Bajoria

Codespaces 101: Dev, Test, Contribute - All in the Cloud

Tired of tedious environment setup before contributing to open-source projects? Enter GitHub Codespaces - your cloud-based development playground! This talk dives deep into using Codespaces for open-source contributions: Provisioning with default containers: Get started instantly, project-specific environments without lifting a finger. Customizing to perfection: Tailor your container to your need… more
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  • 09 Feb 2024

Akshay S Dinesh

Why I can't say "I will only use libre/free CT scanner" and other issues bigger than software

In free software circles, there’s the so called “hardcore” free software people. Modeled after Saint IGNUcius, these people feel contempt for anyone who touches proprietary software. On the other hand, within the FOSS circles there are many people who use open-source as a buzzword for helping them on their path to profit/control. In this talk, I talk about an alternate ideology that is focused on… more
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  • 12 Feb 2024

Navendu Pottekkat

Non-Code Contributions to Open Source

When thinking about open source contributions, most people think about contributing code. This was true in the early days when open source was a way for people to share the cool thing they built. more
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  • 14 Feb 2024

Navendu Pottekkat

Preventing Proliferation of Open Standards

As this famous XKCD comic reminds us frequently, standards tend to proliferate. more
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  • 14 Feb 2024
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National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut

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