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.
Tranforming the Academia with GCompris
GCompris can be seen as a success in the Free Software community in reaching a large audience by leveraging the multi-platform nature of Qt. This for sure is something we can share a help other applications that want to target mobile users and also involving new contributors to the world of Qt, through development.
GCompris is a high-quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere. It spans from mathematical to language to science and mouse coordination and many more. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational.
The topics of discussion under talks and main points with descriptions are:
Architecture of GCompris (https://github.com/gcompris/GCompris-qt.git)
The journey of a kid who turns into a contributor: It will involve the journey of a kid who turns into a contributor who eventually started with playing GCompris and the ways one can do so.
Journey to GCompris 1.0: GCompris started its port in 2014 and it’s almost 4 years and we are about to reach our 1.0 version. The talk will cover a brief journey of it.
Divyam Madaan is an open source enthusiast contributing as a core developer at GCompris which is a high-quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. He has been a Season of KDE developer, mentor and a Google summer of Code student, 2017
He is a Pythonista who works on projects which make life easy for people using AI and the web. He has been working as a Software Developer at KDE from more than one year. He has also been a speaker at KDE India Conference and his talks had been selected at Akademy, Spain and FOSSCON, US.
- GCompris: http://gcompris.net/index-en.html
- Github: https://github.com/gcompris/GCompris-qt
- Phabricator: https://phabricator.kde.org/project/view/1/
- GCompris at Akademy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JjgzPJNT7u9VHgtzlnlebVJniCp-_ZMc/view?usp=sharing