FOSSMeet is the annual event on Free and Open source software, conducted at National Institute of Technology, Calicut. Started in 2005 as FLOSS(Free/Libre Open Source Software) Meet with a vision to create a culture of innovation, evolution and open standards, the meet intends to support the FOSS community, open education system and dissemination of FOSS ideology. The event will feature a wide range of workshops, discussions and lectures by eminent personalities. FOSSMeet will also consist of various hands-on sessions which would help in contributing to various open source projects.
Through FOSSMeet, we intend to get the attendees, mostly students, get started with the development and usage of free software. You may propose to conduct a lecture, demo , tutorial, workshop, discussion or panel at FOSSMeet. If the contents of your session is the ‘I am feeling lucky’ result of some Google search, there is low probability that it’ll be accepted. Same applies to proposals titled ‘The absolute beginner introduction to X’ and others on a similar line. On the other hand if your talk is on some obscure, albeit important, free software project that will go over most students head, this might not be the best platform to deliver that talk. There are always exceptions and we leave that to your judgement. If our audience wants it, we’ll try our best to accommodate it. Of course, if you find people interested in your proposal, you can always call a BoF. We are all for BoF’s! 🙂