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.
Call for proposals opens: Oct 27, 2016
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 15, 2017
Proposal acceptance: Jan 20, 2017
Presentation upload: Feb 15, 2017
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What, how and why of Debian packaging
The session intends to give an outline on general packaging concepts in Debian. This will include introduction on Debian, its philosophy, what are the “packages”, how to do packaging and why packaging is necessary. This basic session will be an introduction to a hands-on session on Debian packaging.
What is Debian?
What is it’s philosophy?
What are the “packages”?
How to do packaging?
Why packaging is necessary?
Who can contribute to Debian?
How to contribute to Debian?
I am basically a Librarian who got introduced to Debian just an year back - currently a Debian Maintainer.
I have packaged more than 100 Debian packages which includes node-modules, ruby-gems and fonts.
I have also conducted a couple of packaging workshops including one in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, in addition to the general mentoring activity.