At FOSSMeet, we allow the attendees(mostly students) to delve into the field of development and free software. We’re inviting proposals for lectures, demos, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and panels for FOSSMeet’19. Separate proposals will be taken for one-hour sessions by professionals and thirty-minute talks by students. This year, however, upvotes will not be considered in the selection procedure.
Fair warning - if the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of a Google search, there is little probability of it being accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others of the like. On the other hand, if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over the heads of most students, this might not be the best platform to deliver your talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement.
However, we welcome and celebrate every single proposal we receive. Do treat the above as guidelines rather than rules. Looking forward to your suggestions and seeing you folks at FOSSMeet’19!
Adoption of machine learning and artificial intelligence is critical for success in the era of rapid digital transformation, it’s even more important how institutions make structure data for driving insights. Nowadays all kind of industry is driven by data. Some 80% of all digital data is unstructured, Kesher said during a keynote at the AI Summit in San Francisco. The vast majority of data repre… more
Open Source Software and Open Source contributors provide for a massive percentage of today’s softwares and web and other technical ecosystems. It provides a freedom and global way of contributing to make things better. However, Open Source contributions are mostly driven by intrinsic motivations. This often leads to burn out due to lack of sustainability. Gitcoin provides a solution to help all … more
A very beginner friendly introduction to GNU/Linux Desktop. Last year in FOSSMeet, I saw not everyone were using GNU/Linux OS and still sticking to proprietary OS. They just don’t know the awesomness of GNU/Linux. more
A critical review of the Free Software philosophy by someone who is an ardent supporter of Free Knowledge. The recent upsurge in the use of permissive licenses, adoption of Open Source model by most corporate world, dominance of corporates in FOSS world clearly indicates that the grassroot movement ideal of the Free Software movement has not progressed. The programmers might have got some freedom… more
The ageless romantic-comedy of the inanimate text in specific order when transformed into electric signals help us recieve, store, interpret, process and create information, it’s creators, it’s users and their freedom. more
Open Education is a philosophy on how educational resources should be produced and shared. It derives from the need to make high-quality knowledge accessible to everyone. It shares a lot of resemblence with FOSS. more
When it comes to OSS there’s a saying that there are no users, but only contributors. Even though most of us would like to contribute back to our favorite open source packages, the process to contribute back fixes seems more complicated than it should. more
How do you build a lasting and successful company that also stays true to its open source roots? This talk takes a look at why open source is important to business and three essential elements of this path: more
Most of us must might have used Wikipedia at any one point in our lives. But have you ever wondered who is behind the wiki pages and who manages the backend code of the webpages? This talk will introduce you to the world of Open Source through the Wikimedia Foundation. Get exposed to the workflow of the Wikimedia Foundation, the developer community, and MediaWiki that power projects like the Wiki… more
Are you the one who dreams of having your own website online with unlimited features free of cost? Then this talk would be the perfect one for you to get introduced into such technology with which you can develop websites in a faster and easier way. Drupal is a Content Management System written in PHP with a sharp focus on user-friendliness, content presentation, new ways to create data structure… more
Everyone prefer to use https connection over http connection, most of them only know that site URL begins with https is the secure site and connection is encrypted by SSL certificates. Implementing SSL certificates in the website is quite easy but few knows about certificate generation and it’s request format, certificate type and it’s public, private key types. This process of certificate is als… more
TLSv3 protocol is recently released. It have major differences between 1.2 and 1.3. This protocol is released in Aug 18. This protocol stoped supporting to different hash algorithms, elliptic curves and 3 way hadshake. As those will be get break easily in coming years. To make it more secure new algorithms are added, changed way of handshake. etc. more
During the Flood of 2018, I created and maintained the Map frontend of KeralaRescue with a lot of help from contributors and volunteers. In this talk I will outline my journey with the map from it’s inception to it’s discontinuation. more
WebXR is a latest technology which combiines WebVR/AR and it is not boring like lines and lines of code to get a small VR experience. Just a few steps to do the magic. If one is interested to learn the tricks of the magician and get the secrets behing the screen revealed then there you are, must attend my talk to get the cats off the bag. Also, having been contributed for Mozilla since 5 years I … more
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development has happened because a large number of people accepted each others ideas and worked in the same direction. It allows better collaboration among different parties and individuals with the goal of developing the most efficient software for its users or use-cases. more
The future is automated, and automation means more robots will qualify Captcha tests 😬, anyways they might not get as intelligent as us to read context from the APIs of now. While facebook might use their data crunchers to understand the varied data passed via APIs, most of our innocent bots will need to be given dictionaries to interpret the data they recieve, this vocabulary is exactly what the… more
WebExtensions API are the future of browser extension. With this API, Developers can write extensions that can work in almost all browsers. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JS is enough to write an extension of your own. In this session, I will walk-through the anatomy of WebExtensions, how to create your first web extension, introducing various API’s like Context Menu, tabs, Alarm & notification API. … more
FOSSMeet at NITC initiated in year 2005 by Praveen and Dilip Vaman and IEEE Student Branch, NITC. We had 3 talks and 4 speaker in 1st edition of FOSS Meet 2005. Then year 2006 and 2007 seen major expansion and became 2nd largest FOSSMeet in India. In addition to depth, breadth and reach, number of talks/workshops/BoF sessions scaled to 100 and speakers 60+ just in 3 years. Diversity and Openness … more
Swift is youngest and fastest growing language in world in terms of developer adoption and activity. Already reached top 20 chart in less than 4 years. Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns. more