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 email@example.com.
The inform system for designing interactive fiction
Inform is a natural language based system to author works of interactive fiction. If you’re an author stuck inside a programmers body, this is the perfect tool to marry both these parts of you.
Interactive fiction used to be a somewhat large segment of the game industry till more graphically engaging games pushed them aside. They have experienced a resurgence of sorts with the popularity of mobile computing devices and there’s a niche but very passionate community of interactive fiction players and developers.
There are several systems designed to author interactive fiction. The Inform system is one such language. It allows people to create a game but by writing in mostly a natural language.
This session will introduce interactive fiction to the audience and then will introduce the whole authoring system to create a small game.
A working installation of Inform 7 available at http://inform7.com/download/. All the trinkets and other devices you need to free yourself from writers block.
I’ve been an intearctive fiction enthusiast since childhood. The original infocom games have been my favourites even through the years of FPS games. I’ve been working on a game of my own on and off for a while now.