FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2015.
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 guys here.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Jan 30, 2015
Proposal submission deadline: April 03, 2015
Proposal acceptance: April 06, 2015
Presentation upload: April 10, 2015
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Build a static website with Docpad
- Learn how to build a static html website with docpad generator
- Learn markdown
- Learn deployment via github pages
Docpad is a actively developed static website generator (MIT License) with a lot of useful plugins, based on node. This session will focus on getting node and npm installed properly, installing docpad, recommended workflow for developing, useful front end editing tools, optimizing assets, etc
Computer with a full fledged GNU/Linux installation
High speed internet access (for downloading nodejs, docpad, and deploying via github)
If not internet is available, an existing installation of node at least
I am a final year MBBS student at Mysore Medical College, a volunteer for Mozilla, Telegram Messenger, Indian Pirates, and de-facto any FOSS project I can contribute to. I believe in the power of Internet and am an Internet Rights (armchair) activist. I think everyone should be able to start publishing on the web on their own. Building learnlearn.in taught me the important fundamentals of the web stack and I am sure anyone who builds a website will learn the same over time.