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 Visit for more details.


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

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Sreeram Venkitesh

Sreeram Venkitesh


The KDE Community

Submitted Mar 3, 2020

The session will be about the KDE community. I will speak about its history and inception, its evolution over the years and how you can get started with using KDE products. Different aspects of KDE, such as the desktop environment the different apps, and the programs they have for beginners wanting to get started in open source.


  • History of the KDE Community
  • Why use KDE?
    .. The Kool Desktop Environment
    .. Apps - Kdenlive, Krita, KDEConnect (and all the other good stuff!)
  • Programs under KDE
    .. Season of KDE - how to get started with contributing to KDE?
  • Events of KDE
    .. KDE Conf India
    .. Akademy
  • How you can be a part of the community?
    .. KDE Malayalam


Projector, HDMI Cable, a curious mind

Speaker bio

The speaker is a GNU/Linux enthusiast who is a third year engineering student and also a YouTuber. He was selected as one of the student contributors for Season of KDE ‘20, a program like GSoC, by KDE. He also uses Arch btw :P



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