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.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Oct 23, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Proposal acceptance: Jan 18, 2018
Presentation upload: Feb 5, 2018
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Google Cloud with Python
This workshop will focus on students and participants interested in cloud computing and python. The workshop will cover everything from basics like setting up python environment and google cloud account to some advanced topics like Image processing and OCR using Compute Engine.
The workshop will proceed as follows:
1. Introduction to Python
2. Setting up Python environment
3. Introduction to Google Cloud
4. Setting up GCloud SDK
5. Installing GCloud packages for python
6. Writing a sample gcloud application
7. How to run an instance (Debian VM) on gcloud
8. Introduction to Image Processing and OCR
9. Image Processing and OCR using Compute Engine
Laptop and an open mind to explore and learn.
Alumnus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India and TU München, Germany.
Google Summer of Code 2017 Organization Admin and 2015 Student Developer with The MacPorts Project.
Developer by profession and student by heart.
Data Science and AI enthusiast.
He is currently working on Big Data, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Cloud based projects.