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 email@example.com.
Wikipedia - Join the fight for preserving Knowlegde Freedom
Wikipedia, as you already know, is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit and it’s available in 299 languages. Wikimedia Foundation is running Wikipedia and other sister projects which provide essentials tools like encyclopedia, dictionary, etc. for knowledge as well as languages to grow. Here I’ll try to explain how you can contribute to Wikipedia and other sister projects and eventually become a part of the largest Free Knowledge community in the world.
- Knowledge Freedom
- A brief introduction to Wikipedia and its sister projects
- How Wikipedia exists and how it evolved over time
- Importance of Wikipedia in Free Knowledge domain
- Authenticity & Neutrality of Data
- Culture of Wikipedia and how it solves various problems
- How Wikipedia is helping to preserve knowledge in various languages
- Wikidata - Universe in a database
- Wikicommons - World’s largest media repository with free license
- How to contrubute to Wikipedia and its sister projects
- Why you should contribute to Wikipedia
Bring laptops if you want to contribute on the go
Ambady Anand S, working in a Web Development Startup named Alpha Fork and an active member in various Free Software groups including FSCI (Free Software Community of India) and FSUG-Thrissur (Free Software Users Group - Thrissur).