FOSSMeet 2019

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

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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