FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2016.
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 folks here.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Important dates #
Call for proposals opens: Nov 19, 2015
Proposal submission deadline: D̶e̶c̶ ̶3̶0̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶5̶ Jan 23, 2016
Proposal acceptance: J̶a̶n̶ ̶0̶7̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶6̶ Jan 26, 2016
Presentation upload: J̶a̶n̶ ̶1̶4̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶6̶ Feb 2, 2016
Contact Us: #
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumer Rights and Digital Freedom
Panel discussion on how to tackle Microsoft Tax...
As a Digital Consumer Rights activist, I started a modest campaign by filing a case against HP when they forced me to buy a laptop mandatorily with windows. The panel discussion will focus on making people aware about indian laws such as competition comission act and how other countries have tackled this matter. I strongly believe that more people should come ahead to make this campaign stronger. The discussion would thus focus on creating awarness among people about their digital rights and what should be the next step and for those who are buying a new laptop how to go about protecting ones rights.
Speaker bio #
- Project Manager and Senior Business Logic Expert at Digital Freedom Foundation. Free Software Enthusiast.
- Working on GNUKhata a free and opensource accounting software.