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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generating a static web app with GitLab Pages and securing it using OWASP
The talk will consist mainly on how to deploy a static website properly (both, in terms of usability and security) with a version control system. The audience might learn which files should be version controlled and which type of files should not be placed in the version control repository.
Experience with a version control system is recommended but not mandatory.
- Introduction to Continous Integration (CI).
- Why one should use a static site, instead of other available alternatives?
- Deploying the web application with a version control system PROPERLY.
- The best practises that needs to be followed when deploying the web page to a production environment.
- Testing the security of your developed Web Application using Open Source Tools.
an open mind, and an enthusiasm to learn new things
Speaker bio #
I am a senior undergraduate student at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. My areas of interest include Web Application Security and Security stuff in general. As part of FOSSCell, NITC and Google Students Club, NITC I have conducted various beginner level workshops on technologies including but not limited to GNU/Linux and Android.