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 email@example.com.
Workshop on Debian Packaging
This will be a hands-on session as a follow-up of “What, how and why of Debian packaging” session
Initially, steps in packaging will be demonstrated by packaging one nodejs-module (server-side js).
In the second stage, tasks will be assigned to the attendees which they have to do individually.
Tools used in packaging
Steps in packaging
You MUST have attended the session “What, how and why of Debian packaging”
You MUST have a debian unstable system (physical, virtual machine or a container) If you already have a GNU/Linux system, lxc would be the easiest to setup sudo apt-get install lxc && lxc-create -n debian-sid -t debian — -r sid
See http://blog.scottlowe.org/2013/11/25/a-brief-introduction-to-linux-containers- with-lxc/ for more info on using lxc. You’ll have to use lxc-attach instead of lxc-console to connect to the container. Create a new user with adduser and switch to that user with su - <username>.
Install packaging tools
# apt-get install dh-make gem2deb npm2deb
Understand how a basic command line program is created and installed using a simple Makefile
See https://git.fosscommunity.in/praveen/hello for an example
Get a basic overview of packaging from Debian New Maintainer’s Guide
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.