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
Contact Us: #
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact email@example.com.
Decentralised, Community run communication/collaboration infrastructure - Why and How?
We need to take control of our communication/collaboration infrastructure, be it email, discussion groups, git hosting, or instant messaging.
We will discuss the need for running our own infrastructure, share our experiences with running services like poddery.com, diasp.in and git.fosscommunity.in. Looking for more volunteers to make these efforts sustainable.
Looking for people who have some experience managing GNU/Linux systems or are passionate to learn. We’ll mentor interested folks to maintain systems that a large number of people depend on, installation, configuration, fine tuning of services like diaspora, gitlab, mediawiki etc.
Speaker bio #
A Debian Developer and privacy advocate. Maintains public services like poddery.com, diasp.in and git.fosscommunity.in.