FOSSMeet 2020

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 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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Mujeeb Rahman k

@mujeebcpy

Media Self-reliance and FOSS

Submitted Mar 4, 2020

The story of how newspaper organisation in Kerala( Janayugom) completely switched their work flow to FOSS including pre press works and accountings. Building a Kubuntu based custom distro Janayugom GNU/ Linux as their main OS and Scribus for layouting purpose.

Moving from proprietary software to Gimp, Inkscape, Krita, Libre office, etc for their other needs. The talk is about the journey of migration, the challenges and the results.

in FSF Newsletter - https://www.fsf.org/free-software-supporter/2019/december
Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21504721
Tweets From kde - https://twitter.com/kdecommunity/status/1193876244414312448

Outline

  • How The journey started
  • Migration plan
  • Problems
  • Importance of FOSS
  • intial trials
  • Distro based on Gnu/Linux
  • Training
  • Media Summit on Self-Reliant publishing by Kerala Media Academy
  • Future of FOSS in Media

Requirements

Projector, HDMI Cable, Internet connection, Wireless Microphones, Power Supply

Speaker bio

Mujeeb Rahman is managing partner and co-founder of alphafork. he is a full stack web developer, Android Developer and python expert.Speaker about malayalam computing, unicode, django framework, running a blog and youtube channel based on FOSS

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