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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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

Saptak Sengupta

@saptaks

Open Source and Sustainability in OSS via Blockchain

Submitted Dec 25, 2018

Open Source Software and Open Source contributors
provide for a massive percentage of today’s softwares and web
and other technical ecosystems. It provides a freedom and global
way of contributing to make things better. However, Open Source
contributions are mostly driven by intrinsic motivations. This often
leads to burn out due to lack of sustainability.
Gitcoin provides a solution to help all the wonderful Open Source
contributors earn by doing what they do best. Gitcoin is a bountying
platform which helps bounty open source issues which now the
contributors can work on and also earn and sustain themselves.

Outline

What is Open Source?
- Why Open Source?
- Why sustainability matters?
- Case studies of Burnouts.
- How Gitcoin helps solve the problem.
- How to make Open Source more sustainable.
- Project Maintainer perspective
- Contributor perspective
- Distribution of work rather than corporate way.
- Q & A

Speaker bio

Saptak Sengupta is a contributor and maintainer of various open source projects. FOSSASIA, jQuery, Freedom of the Press Foundation and Gitcoin are few organizations under his belt. He is currently working as a Software Developer at Gitcoin. He is also associated with programs like Google Summer of Code, Google Code-In, and Rails Girls Summer of Code as a mentor/supervisor. As an open-source evangelist, he also likes to help out people with programming in general. His core area of dabbling is JavaScript and Python. He has previously given talks in FOSSASIA Summit, FOSSMeet COEP, DevConf India, PyCon India Devsprint, MuPy and other local meetups.

Links

Slides

https://slides.com/saptaksengupta/sustain-oss/

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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