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.

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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Tummala Dhanvi

@tummala-dhanvi

Git - the stupid content tracker (Workshop)

Submitted Dec 1, 2016

This workshop will introduce people to version control system and git

Outline

Preview of Session

  • What is Version Control System / Why do we need such tool

  • History of Git and how was it created

  • Why Git (re-invent the wheel?)

  • Installing Git

  • Basic Configuration (Name,Email etc..)

  • Explain how Git works

  • All about Git

  • Why Github ? and other alternatives

  • Contributing in Github (Pull Requests,Issue tracker,markdown..)

Requirements

Knowledge of basic linux commands

Speaker bio

https://www.dhanvi.org/

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