FOSSMeet 2019

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 2019.

What we are looking for

At FOSSMeet, we allow the attendees(mostly students) to delve into the field of development and free software. We’re inviting proposals for lectures, demos, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and panels for FOSSMeet‘19. Separate proposals will be taken for one-hour sessions by professionals and thirty-minute talks by students. This year, however, upvotes will not be considered in the selection procedure.

Fair warning - if the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of a Google search, there is little probability of it being accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others of the like. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over the heads of most students, this might not be the best platform to deliver your talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement.

However, we welcome and celebrate every single proposal we receive. Do treat the above as guidelines rather than rules. Looking forward to your suggestions and seeing you folks at FOSSMeet‘19!

Audience

Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: Dec 4, 2018
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Proposal acceptance: Jan 24, 2019
Presentation upload: Feb 3, 2019

Contact Us:

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

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Devdutt Shenoi

@devdutt

Are Vi gonna code?

Submitted Dec 28, 2018

(Neo)Vi(m) has to be the best text editor to have ever come in-built into any OS. But it’s not exactly loved, all because it’s different from others. What makes me love it then?

To say the least, the ease with which I can make changes to my source code, without having to open up a bloated piece of crappy(I also hate the licence on those) electron app(* Ahem * VS code * Ahem *), has opened up a vast expanse of productivity.

Outline

There are four main sections to this talk

  • Brief intro to the magical world of modal editors
  • How to install and use nvim like a BEAR
  • How to use vim with no H^gs given. H^g you MS, and your bloated electron child 😠
  • A brief intro to projects that are Making Modal Editors Cool Again.

Requirements

  • Laptop with Linux/Mac(Okay, bring your Windows PC even, but be warned 😒)
  • NeoVim or any Vim that you like
  • 500MB data pack, or your friend’s WiFi Hotspot(😛)

These are some not so necessary requirements, you can still take notes and DIY at home!

Speaker bio

I am a second year CSE student at Model Engineering College, Kochi. I am an active admin at an online community for FOSS advocacy in Tech education (BEARly) and an ‘evangelist’ at FOSSMEC. I have a perpetually ON vi session, because I mapped the :q command to something else (I love it still ;p).

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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