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.
Introduction to non linear functions and fractals
The audience will understand how non linear functions work while modelling natural phenomena. It will then introduce fractals, how they’re generated and what they’re used for.
Non linear functions are often used to model complex phenomena but they’re complex to analyse and their behaviour is close to impossible to predict. Dynamic systems (like the weather etc.) are often modelled using such equations. This talk will give the audience an idea of how complex even the simplest non linear system can be and how we can appreciate tools to analyse them.
The talk will include several custom programs written specificially to illustrate ideas which are discussed.
An interest in maths, a decent grasp of high school maths and some basic idea of computer graphics.
I semi-regularly conduct workshops at The Lycaeum on various interesting technical topics. Chaos theory and fractals have been a hobby for a long time and I’ve been messing with this for over a decade now.