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: email@example.com
Future of Computer Programming
Introduce the attendees to the new horizons of Machine Learning, how it - is and can - transforming our daily life and what can we do, to be involved with the revolution.
Machine Learning has been around for a very long time, and had been successful in solving specific problems. But, leveraging that for creating general intelligence has been a complete disaster. Discussion over how can this be applied for progamming computers to eliminate the process of “coding” and the creation of solution models to predict from the past learnings. Talk will give brief idea about the history and the recent advances in computer programming. Also will discuss, the effect of so much data being generated and at the same time, computers getting faster, and the ability of computers to identify and learn patterns by itself is getting more and more prominent. A quick hands-on experience on machine learning will also be a part in the session. To conclude, talk will focus on how free software is helping the advances and how we can be a part of xit.
- MUST be inquisitive
- A laptop with python installed can get you tag along on live coding (not necessary)
- Experience in python programming is a plus
Anoop Thomas Mathew is a Software Architect with years of experience in working with Web Application Development and Software Development in general. As Chief Technology Officer @ Profoundis Inc., he leads the Engineering efforts on Vibe. He has spoken at numerous conferences like Fifth Elephant 2012, PyCon 2012, FOSSMeet 2013, PyCon 2013, FOSSMeet 2014 to name a few.