FOSSMeet 2017

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

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.

Audience

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

Contact Us:

For more information about speaking and proposals, contact speakers@fossmeet.in.

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Balram Pariyarath

@balramp

Building your Linux from Scratch (Workshop)

Submitted Jan 12, 2017

This session will help people to get started and build a linux distro from scratch (Inspired from http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/)

Outline

  • A brief introduction on linux and its history
  • Why go for linux
  • The Linux from scratch project
  • Getting started with LFS (the main course book)
  • Start building the system!
  • Deploy and test your distro
  • Introduction to Beyond LFS
  • How to integrate GNOME 3 into the system

Note: The session is designed based on LFS (aimed for beginners/intermediates) as it is neatly documented and people can continue with it afterwards.

Requirements

A linux system (preferably Debian as the demo will be made in Debian Jessie), basic knowledge of linux and linux commands.

Speaker bio

I’m a student entrepreneur living in Kochi, India who successfully completed the Google Summer of Code 2016 (with Debian). I am a fan of programming, technology and literature. Being founder of a 3 year old startup, I have also experimented myself in various aspects of management and technology, starting from customer acquisition, investor pitching to developing technology for banks and prepaid debit-card based payment systems. I support Open Source projects and their development and is an active contributor with Debian (RTC) and FOSSASIA (linux) teams. I am also pursuing my Bachelors’ Degree along with this. I am a track organizer (linux) at the upcoming edition of FOSSASIA and a speaker at FOSDEM 2017 (Conducted on 4 & 5 Feb, this year) at Belgium.

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FOSSMeet is an annual event on Free and Open Source Software, conducted at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. The funnel is a space for proposals and voting on events. more