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 email@example.com.
Wikidata - The universe in a Database
Wikidata is a project started by Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind wikipedia. The aim of wikidata is to create a database of all the elements in the universe. It also working as a link database of various databases. This talk is an introduction to wikidata and how we can run various queries and analyze data like “List of Countries ordered by the number of cities with female mayor”, “Popular surnames among fictional characters”, “Oldest software” etc.
In the presentation I will try to explain what is wikidata and what is the future of open data and how we can use it. Also how to contribute to wikidata and why we contribute.
Elements of Wikidata
Data in wikidata
License and usage
Connecting various databases
Expiry date of Data
How to create a query
Authenticity of data
Why you contribute to wikidata
I am a webdeveloper by profession and co-founder of Alpha Fork, a webdesigning startup, I am sysop in Malayalam Wikipedia and contributor from 2007, was a speaker of National Free Software conference 2008, Wikiconference India 2016.