FOSSMeet 2017

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

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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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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

vigneshwer dhinakaran


DeepRust - DeepLearning using Rust

Submitted Dec 5, 2016


DeepRust is an Open Project with an vision of creating a deeplearning crate in rust to provide great experience to researchers & developers to develop learning algorithms and architecture in rust-lang.

Why Rust ?

Rust being blazingly faster, supporting parallelism and providing high compilation safety is an ideal language for real time data analysis.

About Talk

This talk will mainly focus on how rust can be used in the field of machine learning and deep drive into parallelism features of rust.

DeepRust is the first deeplearning crate and has a lot of potential to become a great package for deeplearning researcher, as its been build by community feedbacks.


  • What is an Open Project ?
  • Introduction to Rust and its feature
  • What is deeplearning ?
  • Mathematical components
  • Create a simple model using DeepRust
  • Contribute to DeepRust Open Project


Projector, Laptop, Sticky notes, pens

Speaker bio

Research analyst working on real time data analysis in a R&D facility of a leading analytics company in Bengaluru and a Mozilla Representative in India.



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vigneshwer dhinakaran

Building Simple Command Line Interfaces in Python

CLI is a great way to mange an application, chaining together a series of CLI tasks can be a great way to solve complex customization and problem quickly in real time. more

05 Dec 2016