FOSSMeet 2019

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

FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2019.

What we are looking for

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!


Your audience (mostly) comprises of smart, above average, GNU/Linux aware students.

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: Dec 4, 2018
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Proposal acceptance: Jan 24, 2019
Presentation upload: Feb 3, 2019

Contact Us:

For more information about speaking and proposals, contact

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FOSSMeet is an annual event on Free and Open Source Software, conducted at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. The funnel is a space for proposals and voting on events. more

sarath shaji


Connecting minds, Connecting future.

Submitted Jan 18, 2019

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.

But, on a second thought, despite this multitude of social media platforms in existence today, are we really connected one-to-one? Are people able to get over their inhibition to talk, build healthy relationships, share ideas and team up? Do people realise the power of ‘the word of mouth’?

Today, a major factor that helps to scale success is Networking. It’s who you know and who knows you that matters the most. In fact, if you desire to climb up the career ladder, Networking is more than imperative. This talk deals with the importance of connecting with people over mere acquaintance.


  1. The reason why The Start stops most people.
  2. Utilising social media for self-development.
  3. The significance of networking in shaping urban areas and its upliftment.
  4. The gravity of connecting and coming together in FOSS development.
  5. The picture of a real productive platform when people work with maximum efficiency.

Speaker bio

I am a 4th year student in TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, pursuing a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering.

A great technology enthusiast in the making, I looks forward to a techno-savvy world driven by innovations and advancements. I am a cutting-edge entrepreneur with proven proficiency in technical expertise combined with success in marketing and public relations.

My latest work is an innovative venture, Startup Vibes, a platform to aid budding entrepreneurs to connect their dots, collaborate, team up and build their startup. Providing all kinds of services, both technical and legal, Startup Vibes is a startup that foresees a huge potential market.I also ventured into the fields of marketing, consultancy and sponsorship with my sound leadership and business skills.


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FOSSMeet is an annual event on Free and Open Source Software, conducted at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. The funnel is a space for proposals and voting on events. more