FOSSMeet is the annual Free and Open source software meet at NIT Calicut. We are inviting proposals for talks and workshops at FOSSMeet 2019.
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.
Call for proposals opens: Dec 4, 2018
Proposal submission deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Proposal acceptance: Jan 24, 2019
Presentation upload: Feb 3, 2019
For more information about speaking and proposals, contact email@example.com.
GNU/Linux Desktop Is Cool 😎
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.
2019 is the year of the Linux desktop for everyone ! :)
The aim of my talk is to convince people to switch completely to a Linux OS from proprietary OSs.
- Different Operating Systems & their differences (Point/Regular Release, Rolling Release)
- Different DEs & suitability to different users
- Cool & Fun Apps in GNU/Linux which makes life easier
- KDE Connect
- Gaming on Linux
Additional : For students who want to start programming (beginners) :
- Setting up a development environment in Linux
Here’s the slides (I will update it to add more stuff) :
I’m a GNU/Linux user since I was 10 years old (2010) i.e 8 years of experience with Linux desktop, programming etc.
I’m a 2nd year student and the lead of our college FOSS Club, FOSSersVAST : http://fossers.vidyaacademy.ac.in/
I’ve done talks before, last one was at Debutsav.in
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