FOSSMeet 2016

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 2016.

What we are looking for

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.

Important dates

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

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Jackson Isaac


Python Code Testing using profilers

Submitted Dec 10, 2015

This talk will cover about how we can profile python code using line_profiler and improve the code.

After this talk, the audience will have a clear view about code profiling, understanding it’s output and how can we improve our code and comparing the results.


The audience will learn about line_profiler, it’s use in Software Development and how it helps in making the software efficient by calculating the Time used by the modules and each instructions under them.

The talk will show how we can use line_profilers with Python by testing it live on a demo application written using pygtk and how to analyze the results and optimize the code.

Talk Outline:

Introduction to Python profilers.
History of line_profiler
How to install line_profiler, using pip and from source (for Mac users).
Adding decorator to the code for profiling.
Steps to run profiler and how to check the profiled output.
Understanding the Output.
Advantages of Profilers
Q & A

Speaker bio

Jackson Isaac is a Final year student pursuing B.Tech Computer Science Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam.

He successfully completed his GSoC 2015 with The MacPorts Project. He has contributed to open source projects namely GNOME-Music, Mozilla Firefox, Mozillians and Mediawiki-Vagrant.

He has been using python technologies like Clone-Digger and line_profiler in GNOME-Music and other small personal projects since 3 years. He has also presented a talk on the ‘Python3 Code profiling using Line_profiler’ at FUDCon 2015, Pune and ‘Contributing to GNOME-Music’ at FOSSMeet '14, NIT Calicut.



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FOSSMeet is an annual event on Free and Open Source Software, conducted at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. The funnel is a space for proposals and voting on events. more