FOSSMeet 2018

FOSSMeet 2018

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 2018.

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 23, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Proposal acceptance: Jan 18, 2018
Presentation upload: Feb 5, 2018

Contact Us:

For more information about speaking and proposals, contact speakers@fossmeet.in.

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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

Mujeeb Rahman k

@mujeebcpy

Graphic designing possibilities with Libre softwares

Submitted Dec 23, 2017

graphic design is a large commercial area which proprietary softwares are dominating. lack of Adobe and such designing products is the main issue when a windows/mac user come to Gnulinux. but it is possible to do professional works using gnulinux and libre softwares.

Outline

i would like to introduce some success stories with libresoftware designs and projects like David Revoy’s Pepper&Carrot, Raghavendra Kamath professional works with krita.
also i am trying to introduce (not tutorials, just introduction to these possible softwares)
inkscape
gimp
krita
scribus
kdenlive
Synfig Studio
blender

Speaker bio

I am co-founder of alpha fork technologies, which basically a webdesigning startup. i had worked in DTP and designing sector. i was using proprietory softwares there, so i tried to change them into libre softwares and some of my works get migrated to freesoftwares. basically i am a gnulinux lover, designer, and programmer.

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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