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.
Workshop on Android Platform and Application Development
- A broad overview of the Android platform and developing environment
- Programming mobile applications using android studio
“Mobile is the future of Software Development” – Google’s Eric Schmidt.
Android is an open-source Linux-based operating system designed mainly for smart phones and tablets. It is maintained as an open source project by Google. Owing to the popularity of Android, Mobile Apps development industries are considering Android Application Development as one of the best remunerative business opportunities. In this session, we will be focusing primarily on the user-facing parts of app-development.
Preview: - Platform components and architecture: Overview - Installation and set-up of Android studio. - Building a basic android application using android studio. - How to implement database connectivity, GPS service, user-notifications, graphics, touch and gestures. - Programming cloud services. - Scope and applications of android application development.
Basic knowledge of Java, Node.js, SQLite will be a plus point.
Sree Lakshmi S
Third year student pursuing B.Tech Computer Science Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam. Young android developer and FOSS enthusiast. Game development using HTML5 and Canvas.
Third year student pursuing B.Tech Computer Science Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam.
As young Android developers we have made interesting and inovative android applications like:
- a car-pooling app named “Share My Ride”.
- food-delivery app named “Yummy Wheels” using which travellers can order food from trains, buses etc. and get it delivered without breaking their journey. They can also track the delivery status using GPS.
These apps are in their final stages of modification and soon will be launched in playstore.