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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit speakers.fossmeet.in for more details.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart GNU/Linux aware individuals.
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
For more information about proposals, contact email@example.com.
Tracking Protection Using Firefox
We often gloss over exactly why personal data is worth protecting. If you are not paying for the product, you are the product. As a solution are you using private browsing or incognito mode? I am afraid it’s not enough to stop the data leaks.
If you are not paying for the product, you are the product. Having said that, there is some hope. Its us who can take action to change our habits and start protecting our data.
Let’s talk about possible data threats and the ways to use your browser in a more secure way to protect against them.
This session is for everyone who wants to protect the data and privacy by doing more.
Understanding possible data threats and ways to protect against them.
We will also discuss online tracking, ads and browser fingerprinting.
Follow the demo about how websites track you.
Change the configuration of your browser to help stop these data leaks. And analyze the comparison of tracking before and after tracking protection enabled.
Learn about search engines that do not track you.
In the session, I plan to include details about Tracking protection and browser fingerprinting.
Knowledge of how websites track you.
Understand how their personal data is at stake.
Deep knowledge of configuration settings on Firefox.
Learning the ways to use your browser in a more secure way to protect against them.
Installing the best privacy focussed addons.
Start using privacy focussed search engines.
Potentially become a Firefox user.
- projector to display slides/demo
- attendees with their fav browser (firefox!?) installed on laptops/phones - not a mandatory requirement
- Open mind to discuss privacy :)
Ankit Gadgil is an Open Source enthusiast who supports in Privacy by design. He is an open web advocate who believes the web should be equally accessible to all for equal opportunity. He likes engineering software through comprehensive architecture and design.
Ankit is a Mozilla community mentor, Mozilla Reps Peer and a Tech Speaker.
As a day job, he contributes code at Red Hat as a Senior software engineer and enjoys working with Python, Java and JS.
- I have been speaking about privacy and educating folks for over 5 years now. As a Mozilla contributor, I highly advocate for privacy by design/default. I am a part of Mozilla Tech Speakers and have presented multiple sessions and workshops at conferences like Red Hat learns, Mozilla All Hands, DevRel Conf, Foss Events and more
- I will be presenting on the same topic at the upcoming Open Conf Athens