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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Joyce George

@joyceg

Hacking and exploring through the Drupal CMS

Submitted Nov 5, 2016

Drupal is one of the swiftly growing current trends in the world of web development. At present, over 1 millions members are registered with Drupal and there are thousands of active developers who take part in various core level contributions in the mission of making Drupal bug free, robust and bringing out more innovative features. Thus, the organisation has grown over the years that its members are spread worldwide. Hence, it’s an advantage to know to handle and fix bugs and be an active member of this community.

Outline

This is a great opportunity to explore the exciting features and the options to mark your first and memorable contribution in a simple and convenient way. The participants are exposed to ways to be a part of this fascinating organisation which opens your gate of gaining knowledge in the web domain. One learns the process of fixing bugs in Drupal, being part of current projects and interacting with experienced developers.

There are many amazing ongoing projects of Drupal for which we can be a part of it and make it more functional. The students will be enlightened with the opportunites like Google Summer Of Code, Google Code- In, which help in improving coding as well as planning and communication skills.

Requirements

Interest towards the world of open source and passionate in web development.

Speaker bio

Google Summer of Code 2016 Student
Active Drupal developer
Senior member of FOSSATAmrita

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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