FOSSMeet 2017

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FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2017.

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: Oct 27, 2016
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 15, 2017
Proposal acceptance: Jan 20, 2017
Presentation upload: Feb 15, 2017

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Build a Web Extension That Works Cross-Browser (Worksop)

Submitted Nov 25, 2016

Introduction about WebExtensions. Webextensions are Firefox add-ons which are compatible with the API supported by Chrome and opera. Once written, these extensions can be made to run on most browsers with small tweaks. Participants can learn how to customize their browsers, can learn the steps to submit to Firefox Add-ons website.


In this talk I will share demos on
- Introduction why WebExtension are coming & how helpful they are.
- how to develop a Web Extension from scratch.
- how to run your Chrome Extensions in Firefox.

My talk will help attendees understand how extensions can be made available for all browsers, and know the basics of what we look for when reviewing Extensions for Firefox. And I will share resources for learning more about developing WebExtensions.


Participants can bring Laptops, so they can try WebExtensions demo in their machine.

Speaker bio

Working as a backend developer at Zoho. Contributing to Mozilla community. Contributed as Firefox OS Senior App reviewer and helping students to get started with WebExtensions development.




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