FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2018.
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 23, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 2, 2018
Proposal acceptance: Jan 18, 2018
Presentation upload: Feb 5, 2018
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's do some Debian Packaging (Workshop)
This will be a hands-on session on Debian Packaging.
Initially, a demo of packaging process will be given including the tools used and steps involved.
In the second stage, hands-on packaging of a common module by all attendees.
Interested attendees can continue packaging in the https://fossmeet-nitc.talkfunnel.com/2018/15-debian-packaging-hackathon
- Packaging a Node.js module
Must attend: https://fossmeet-nitc.talkfunnel.com/2018/19-introduction-to-debian-packaging as this will be a continuation of that session.
Detailed pre-requisites are mentioned at https://www.loomio.org/d/LTpSdMuX/debian-packaging-pre-requisites
You MUST have a debian unstable system (physical, virtual machine or a container)
Install packaging tools inside the container # apt-get install npm2deb as required
Understand how a basic command line program is created and installed using a simple Makefile See https://git.fosscommunity.in/praveen/hello for an example
Get a basic overview of packaging from Debian New Maintainer’s Guide https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/
Understand basic git usage (add, commit, clone, push, pull, branch, tag)
- Pick any book from http://sixrevisions.com/resources/git-tutorials-beginners/
- Create an account at https://git.fosscommunity.in and add your ssh public key to your account https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-on-the-Server-Generating-Your-SSH-Public-Key
Run a hello world program with NodeJs. Follow http://nodeguide.com/beginner.html You can apt-get install nodejs
Recommended: Attend https://fossmeet-nitc.talkfunnel.com/2018/17-lxc-for-lightweight-virtualization
Debian Maintainer maintaining around 160 packages including Ruby, Node.js and a couple of font packages.
Freelancer focusing on Debian packaging
Conducts sessions and workshops on Debian packaging
Librarian turned FOSS enthusiast