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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Albin Kottaram

@kottaram

Customizing UI And Improving Workflow on GNU/Linux

Submitted Dec 21, 2018

Each and every GNU/Linux distro can be customized and modded by its user in order to help him or her improve their workflow and enhance the overall productivity.

This session is intended for beginner to intermediate(or even advanced) level GNU/Linux users who seek a greater understanding of how the OS functions and how to make it work for them.

I will be speaking, primarily on the topic of the untapped potential of GNU/Linux OS’ and how to customize them, so as to further ease the user’s work process; as well as how easy it is to make the whole thing, cooler.

Outline

The outline of my talk is given in presentation - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Q_eQaS_UN8Ew1db9vRkmDxxruWvd_7L1I_EwAwnd638/edit?usp=sharing

Requirements

Anything to note down resources and tips.

Speaker bio

I am Albin Kottaram, a second year Computer Engineering student from Govt. Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara. I’ve always been fascinated with operating systems and I enjoy tinkering around with them a lot.

I have spoken about GNU/Linux before at a couple of developer meetups and at my college ( we have a very active FOSS group ).

Links

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Q_eQaS_UN8Ew1db9vRkmDxxruWvd_7L1I_EwAwnd638/edit?usp=sharing

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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