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!
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Dec 4, 2018
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Proposal acceptance: Jan 24, 2019
Presentation upload: Feb 3, 2019
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
🙋🏻♂️Hail Hydra, the future of web APIs is here
The future is automated, and automation means more robots will qualify Captcha tests 😬, anyways they might not get as intelligent as us to read context from the APIs of now. While facebook might use their data crunchers to understand the varied data passed via APIs, most of our innocent bots will need to be given dictionaries to interpret the data they recieve, this vocabulary is exactly what the Hydra W3CCG is trying to solve with contextual, linked data. If we’re to build these models, we’d better start learning the basics now.
The talk focuses on the basics of Hydrus and other projects the Hydra community has come up with, and where the future seems to be heading…
- Understanding the APIs of now, RDF and JSON-LinkedData
- Why should you listen to the Hydranians and standardise your APIs?
- Robots talking JSON-LD
- Understanding where the future is headed for the web, and why Hydra needs to stay Free Software ❤️
Knowing how your computer connects to the web is enough 😄