FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2015.
Through FOSSMeet, we intend to get the attendees, mostly students, get started with the development and usage of free software. You may propose to conduct a lecture, demo, tutorial, workshop, discussion or panel at FOSSMeet. If the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of some Google search, there is low probability that it’ll be accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others on a similar line. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over most students head, this might not be the best platform to deliver that talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement. If our audience wants it, we’ll try our best to accommodate it. Of course, if you find people interested in your proposal, you can always call a BoF. We are all for BoF’s! :)
Take the above with a pinch of salt. They are no s̶t̶r̶i̶c̶t̶ ̶r̶u̶l̶e̶s̶, only guidelines. All your proposals are welcome and we celebrate every single one that we receive! :D Looking forward to see you guys here.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Jan 30, 2015
Proposal submission deadline: April 03, 2015
Proposal acceptance: April 06, 2015
Presentation upload: April 10, 2015
Securing Web Applications with Open Source Tools
To help developers security audit their website with opensource tools and create secure web applications
This will be an interactive and very technical talk that will take the audience into the depths of web application security with free and opensource tools. The talk will explain how web applications are exploited and the ways developers must adopt to safeguard the site.
Nothing other than curiosity to learn web security
I work as an Information Security Consultant and am the technical reviewer of two Security Testing Books published by Packt Publishers, Birmingtham, UK. I am an active OWASP Kerala member and a contributor to Mozilla addons with 8 Mozilla addons with one of them being featured among the Best Mozilla Addons of 2013 and also the ‘Featured Addons’ list. I created the world’s first of its kind security testing browser, PenQ (http://www.qburst.com/products/PenQ). I have spoken about web security in events such as Google Dev Fest, Unicom Testing conference, Gtech Technopcark, IITMK along with other several software companies.
My Profile: www.sreenathsasikumar.com/about