FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2017.
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: Oct 27, 2016
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 15, 2017
Proposal acceptance: Jan 20, 2017
Presentation upload: Feb 15, 2017
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact email@example.com.
LDAP based disroot.org like setup for your college
disroot.org has caught attention of the free software world with it’s simple but innovative setup offering a variety of services using LDAP - one account for all services and has emerged as a replacement for the the monopolistic google services. College of Engineering Pune (COEP, www.coep.org.in) has been using a setup similar to the disroot for it’s Wiki, Moodle, Proxy, Desktops, Nextcloud, FOSS server services. The talk will focus on basic concepts of LDAP, how to setup LDAP and configure various services for an academic institute. The talk will primarily be a demonstration of a technology stack integrated together to serve needs of an academic institute. Interested attendees can engage in an practical hands on session later to do a similar setup with their hardware.
What is LDAP
How to setup open LDAP
Setup at COEP, differences with disroot.org
Shell scripts to maintain your LDAP server
Configuration of Moodle, Nextcloud, Mediawiki and Desktop with LDAP
Requirements for Single Sign On services
Abhijit A.M. is a faculty at College of Engineering Pune (COEP). He is a Free Software activist and spends most of his time convincing people the need for a world based on equality, humanity and freedom.