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.
What next after Rails - an introduction to Phoenix
Help in understanding the trends in the web app development world, especially in the context of Elixir and Phoenix. A small introduction to the concepts of Phoenix and advantages that it has is going to be a major takeaway.
The talk aims at understanding the trends in the industry and what future applications might demand. Rails has been a trend for past couple of years and that is for a reason. But those reasons are changing now and the requirements are going to be tougher and the need of the hour is going to be concurrency and parallelism. This sets the stage for functional programming languages that are emerging which have most of these demands built into them as building block. Phoenix is a framework that is evloving into the space of web application frameworks and it is really a promising one. The talk will breifly walk through some of the salient features of Elixir.
I have been in the web industry for around 6 years now. I am leading several projects as a technical architect in Cybrilla technologies. I have bootstrapped 2 startups and have been mentoring few. I am a FOSS evangelist and have been part of the community for 10 years.