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
How Can I contribute to Mozilla
The prime objective of this talk is to introduce about the Mozilla community to the audience. This talk will also explain on how can a person can contribute to various parts in Mozilla. After this talk, the user can get a clear idea on how he/she can contribute to Mozilla community.
The session includes in explaining about the Mozilla mission. It also includes on how he/she can contribute to the Mozilla community (includes both programming and non-programming ways). On a total, with this talk the audience can get a clear idea on how he can contribute to Mozilla community. If time permits, I will be showing how responsive the Mozilla community will be in IRC irrespective of the time. (a live demo for a couple of minutes)
Myself Anup, an udergrad student from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. I’ve been a contributor to Mozilla community for the past one year. I think I’m the best person for taking this session because I know the difficulties which a newbie will face when he/she is planning to contribute to an open source community.