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.
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
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking the world of Communication back to Free Software - XMPP, Kontalk, Signal
Intro about how the open protocols XMPP can use used as an alternative to Whatsapp, Telegram etc and discussion about Kontalk and Signal
- A brief introduction about the issues with Whatsapp and Telegram and other proprietary IM applications.
- Discussion about the necessity of privacy in communication
- Demo of Conversations, Kontalk and Signal applications
- Brief idea about the Omemo protocol
Nothing special. A mind to ask questions and learn.
In the basic level, Balasankar C is a Free Software enthusiast and evangelist. He is an active privacy campaigner and loves to make people aware about the need of Privacy in their daily computing. He is one of the podmins of Poddery.com, an instance (pod) of Diaspora - the privacy aware social network. He is an active member of the Debian Diaspora packaging team, which tries to make Diaspora installable on Debian by simple apt-get. He has taken sessions regarding privacy and it’s necessity in various places like, Free Knowledge Fest conducted at CUSAT.