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
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Software in Education
Talk on the history and philosophy of Free Software and how it helps in education
The story of how the GNU project started, how GNU/Linux came into being and how it helps to use Free Software rather than ono-Free software in education.
Postgraduate in Physics with MTech in Physical Engineering from IISc. PhD in Physics. Worked in the Centre for Earth Science Studies for close to 30 years, conducting research in Atmospheric Electricity and rainfall. Have been a Free Software user and evangelist for more than ten years. A member of the Director Board of the Free Software Foundation of India. Have published several articles in English and Malayalam on Free Software and related matters, including interviews with Richard Stallman, Eben Moglen and others.