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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Jagannath Bhat

@jagannathbhat

What can the education system learn from FOSS?

Submitted Jan 3, 2019

Open Education is a philosophy on how educational resources should be produced and shared. It derives from the need to make high-quality knowledge accessible to everyone. It shares a lot of resemblence with FOSS.

My talk aims to spread the idea of Open Education and Open Educational Resources by drawing a parallel between Open Education and FOSS.

Outline

FOSS is more than just software licensing
Open Education
Open Educational Resources
Benefits of making educational resources
Why the world needs Open Education right now
Challenges to overcome

Requirements

Basic knowledge on FOSS and lot’s of curiosity

Speaker bio

I’m an engineering student who loves teaching. But I don’t like the way the Indian education system is setup. I’ve been learning about the faults of the educational system and alternative systems that can replace the current system. I was shown the FOSS way by an online community for FOSS advocacy in Tech education - BEARly (https://t.me/BEARlyDev) and I have been an active admin of the online community since. (Last October, I officially became a contributor to one of my favorite projects - NodeJS; #HumbleBrag). All this led me to discover the Open Education philosophy and I’ve been researching on it ever since.

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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