FOSSMeet 2020

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

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FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2020.

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‘20. Separate proposals will be taken for one-hour sessions by professionals and thirty-minute talks by students. 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. 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‘20!

Note : Along with your proposal, you must send a 7-10 minute demo video (or a link to video) on any topic of your choice to us at speakers@fossmeet.in. Visit speakers.fossmeet.in for more details.

Audience

Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart GNU/Linux aware individuals.

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: February 19, 2020
Proposal and video submission deadline: March 6, 2020
Proposal acceptance: March 10, 2020
Presentation upload and dry run: March 20, 2020

Contact Us:

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

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Ranjith Siji

@ranjithsiji

A very basic introduction to Wikidata - A free linked database

Submitted Feb 23, 2020

Wikidata is a project started by Wikimedia Foundation in 2012, the organization behind Wikipedia. Wikidata is a collaboratively edited knowledge base hosted by the Wikimedi a Foundation. It is a common source of open data under a public domain license. Wikidata is the ultimate data modelling platform to make structured data for any kind of data. Wikidata is a document-oriented database, focused on items, which represent topics, concepts, or objects. Wikidata is flexible enough to model various kinds of data sets using collaborative inputs. This talk is a very basic introduction about wikidata and how we can contrubute to it. Also run various queries to analyze data.

Outline

  • Structured Data
  • Open Data and Closed Data
  • Introduction to Data modelling
  • Introduction to Wikidata
  • Components of Wikidata
  • Data model in Wikidata
  • How to model data using Wikidata
  • How to get Data from Wikidata
  • Query service
  • Tools associated with Wikidata
  • Projects built upon Wikidata

Requirements

Projector, Good Internet connection, Laptops for hands on workshop, Wikidata Account if you want to contribute to it.

Speaker bio

Ranjith Siji is one of the Bureaucrats in Malayalam Wikipedia, Member of IndicTechcom, CEO of Alphafork Technologies and a speaker at Wikimedia events in Kerala. He was presented his presentations at Wikimania Capetown, Wikimania Stockholm and WikidataCon Berlin etc. For the past ten years, Ranjith is contributing to Wikimedia projects mainly Wikipedia. Ranjith is one of the organizer of first India level Label-a-thon on Wikidata. He started editing Wikidata from its early years and a coordinator for Wikiproject India in Wikidata.

Links

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQ-BjFfpdMMOux5bJIs_3Kvjy1pYulDwLkHICPlaAxKq037NBXQurEz5wXJoQYkfVmD3VAWwF49ykNx/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=60000

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Accepting submissions till 06 Mar 2020, 11:59 PM

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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