The Fringe: Live on the Edge
This is where you have no limits. This is the part of TGP 2016 where you can truly be what you want to be and express yourself about anything. This is where the rebels and nonconformists gather and talk about anything and everything.
Fringe/Geekery is the track which hosts the content that doesn’t fit anywhere else. If your talk is the square peg and the other tracks are round, come to Fringe and find your place - we’ll talk about anything that you’re passionate about and want to tell us about. The zanier and more offbeat the better - we don’t have guidelines for Fringe, because there aren’t any - there is no content limitation and no restriction - come and tell us about your passion (except for the overall restrictions placed on politics and religion).
In particular, the geekery aspect of this track is unique: While modern civilisation may exist purely due to technology and the inventions of the gifted geeks among us, there are few platforms where geeks get to communicate and discuss their vision of what can be, and what must be.
This year, we hope to touch upon forward-looking sessions, participate in sessions that bridge the gap between where we are today and the fantastic future that geekdom is envisioning and creating: Renewable energy and the end of the oil economy, Elon Musk, Artificial Intelligence and interplanetary diaspora, and perhaps the end of electronic privacy as a concept.
Proposals with a flavor of futurism, rather than a rehashing of the present, are especially welcome for this track. Promote geekdom, adopt a babygeek today!
FOSS : What’s the Fuss About?
The workshop aims at introducing the audience to the world of FOSS and help them in picking up their first project no matter what their background has been in this domain as of now. The workshop will focus not only on developers, but also motivate the ones not into coding and development by introducing opportunities in design, documentation and outreach.
The speakers will discuss their involvement and experience in FOSS, its impact and help with step by step guidelines on how to start with one’s first project.
- Introduction to FOSS
1.1. What is FOSS?
1.2. Why FOSS?
1.3. Free vs Proprietary software
- Our experiences
- Steps to contribute
- Statistics displaying growth and involvement in FOSS
- An interactive hands-on session on an open-source technology - “Version Control using git”
- Career Opportunities in FOSS
- Questions and Answers/ Offline Discussion
Our program is open to anyone who:
1. Is interested in gaining knowledge about FOSS
2. Is willing to contribute to FOSS but needs some help to start
We are a team of two applying for this workshop. My other team member’s details:
Name: Ankita Shukla
Ankita is a Computer Science senior undergraduate and an active contributor to open source and has worked on a project “Collaborative Spelling Dictionary”, with the Wikimedia Foundation.
Nitika is a final year undergraduate pursuing bachelors in Computer Engineering and an enthusiast open source contributor.