FOSSMeet 2018

FOSSMeet 2018

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Divyam Madaan


Tranforming the Academia with GCompris

Submitted Dec 29, 2017

GCompris can be seen as a success in the Free Software community in reaching a large audience by leveraging the multi-platform nature of Qt. This for sure is something we can share a help other applications that want to target mobile users and also involving new contributors to the world of Qt, through development.

GCompris is a high-quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere. It spans from mathematical to language to science and mouse coordination and many more. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational.


The topics of discussion under talks and main points with descriptions are:

  1. Architecture of GCompris (

  2. The journey of a kid who turns into a contributor: It will involve the journey of a kid who turns into a contributor who eventually started with playing GCompris and the ways one can do so.

  3. Journey to GCompris 1.0: GCompris started its port in 2014 and it’s almost 4 years and we are about to reach our 1.0 version. The talk will cover a brief journey of it.

Speaker bio

Divyam Madaan is an open source enthusiast contributing as a core developer at GCompris which is a high-quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. He has been a Season of KDE developer, mentor and a Google summer of Code student, 2017
He is a Pythonista who works on projects which make life easy for people using AI and the web. He has been working as a Software Developer at KDE from more than one year. He has also been a speaker at KDE India Conference and his talks had been selected at Akademy, Spain and FOSSCON, US.



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