FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2016.
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 folks here.
Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.
Call for proposals opens: Nov 19, 2015
Proposal submission deadline: D̶e̶c̶ ̶3̶0̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶5̶ Jan 23, 2016
Proposal acceptance: J̶a̶n̶ ̶0̶7̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶6̶ Jan 26, 2016
Presentation upload: J̶a̶n̶ ̶1̶4̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶6̶ Feb 2, 2016
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evolution of FOSS (and some non-FOSS) stack at HackerRank
The objective is to give an intro into the various components that make up a web application, on how in most applications evolve from few pieces and to more and more pieces connected together.
HackerRank is hosted using a large number of FOSS and few non-FOSS pieces, while it started out as a simple Ruby on Rails/Apache2+PHP server and a simple MySQL database, we have as the application grew added more components, most of them are either FOSS components, or managed instances of FOSS components.
I will be going through the evolution of the various components added and removed to the stack, why they were added or removed. They will try to include
- When did we add in-memory databases.
- For what do we use message queues.
- How do you build a secure codechecker that can run a large number of languages.
- How we deal with scaling
- How we deal with deployment
- Why we moved to a few managed services.
P.S : This talk is unlikely to add to knowledge of any current full stack developer who has worked on production applications.
Should know basics of
- How networks and servers work
- How a web application, in some language Ruby, PHP or Python works.
I graduated from NIT Calicut in 2007, and currently work as Software Developer in HackerRank.