FOSSMeet '16

February 26-28, 2016

What?


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.

Pre-FOSSMeet '16


FOSSCell, NIT Calicut along with Tathva '15 teamed up with Mozilla Firefox, one of the largest open-source communities in the world to conduct the Day of Code. A 24-hour FxOS hackathon was conducted on September 19th, 2015 to mark the Software Freedom Day. The quality apps produced at the end of the hackathon is an outstanding example of how collaboration can lead to world-class open source products.

What to expect ?


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. Upholding the philosophy of FOSS, the event has talks and workshops dealing with the current trends in FOSS and open hardware, hands-on sessions to develop skills and a place to meet like minded people.

Why FOSS?


Freedom

You have absolute freedom to do whatever you want with the software. No one's locking you down from taking a look at the code, making and breaking it should you feel like. No one's stopping you from being creative with the amazing piece of software that you already have.

Security

You can either work with software that you have no idea or assurance as to how it handles your data or you can work with software that is trusted by millions worldwide. Also, the fact that the source code is available makes it less prone to security vulnerabilities, because "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow".

Stability

Should there be a serious bug, a fix to the bug will be released within a matter of days, whereas it might take months for commercial software vendors to do the same. For the simple reason that the vulnerabilities get fixed soon, there aren't many viruses that plague OSS.

Reliability

Free software gets the whole community involved in working together to fix problems. Users not only report bugs, they even fix bugs and send in fixes. Free software packages do not always compete commercially, but they still compete for a good reputation, and a program which is unsatisfactory will not achieve the popularity that developers hope for.

Speakers


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Sasi Kumar

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Abhas Abhinav

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Noufal Ibrahim

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Balasankar C

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Steven Deobald

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pramode c e

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Vaishali Thakkar

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and more...

Schedule


Friday
Time Software Systems Lab Network Systems Lab Chanakya Hall
15:45 - 16:00      
16:00 - 16:15     Inauguration
16:15 - 16:30    
16:30 - 16:45    
16:45 - 17:00    
17:00 - 17:15      
17:15 - 17:30      
17:30 - 17:45     Keynote

"Free Software in Education"

- Sasi Kumar
17:45 - 18:00    
18:00 - 18:15    
18:15 - 18:30    
18:30 - 18:45      
18:45 - 19:00      
19:00 - 19:15 The inform system for designing interactive fiction

- Noufal Ibrahim
   
19:15 - 19:30    
19:30 - 19:45    
19:45 - 20:00    
20:00 - 20:15      
20:15 - 20:30      
20:30 - 20:45      
20:45 - 21:00      

Saturday
Time Software Systems Lab Network Systems Lab Chanakya Hall
09:00 - 09:15 What is a Linux distribution?

- Syam G Krishnan
Golang Workshop

- Baiju Muthukadan
FPGA Hacking with Free Software tools

- Pramode C.E
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15 Y U No fixing WhatsApp?

- Pirate Praveen
 
10:15 - 10:30  
10:30 - 10:45 Computer Vision / Machine Learning Using Open Source Tools

- Sumod Mohan
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45  
11:45 - 12:00  
12:00 - 12:15 Talk by Shantanu (Concur)
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:15      
13:15 - 13:30      
13:30 - 13:45      
13:45 - 14:00      
14:00 - 14:15 Intro to Debian Packaging

- Balasankar C
MicroHOPE - Introduction to the world of Micro Controllers

- Akshai M
Getting Started with Contributing to Open Source

- Tapasweni Pathak
&
Jigyasa Grover
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:15  
15:15 - 15:30  
15:30 - 15:45 ReST APIs 101 : Introduction

- Shahul Hameed
15:45 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:15  
16:15 - 16:30  
16:30 - 16:45      
16:45 - 17:00      
17:00 - 17:15 Introduction to non linear functions and fractals

-Noufal Ibrahim
   
17:15 - 17:30    
17:30 - 17:45    
17:45 - 18:00    
18:00 - 18:15     The Worst Programmer I Ever Met

- Steven Deobald
18:15 - 18:30    
18:30 - 18:45    
18:45 - 19:00    
19:00 - 19:15      
19:15 - 19:30      
19:30 - 19:45      
19:45 - 20:00      
20:00 - 20:15     Free Software community health check

Panel Discussion
20:15 - 20:30    
20:30 - 20:45    
20:45 - 21:00    

Sunday
Time Software Systems Lab Network Systems Lab Chanakya Hall
09:00 - 09:15 Contributing to Linux Kernel - Workshop

- Vaishali Thakkar
&
Tapasweni Pathak
Introduction to LaTeX and friends

- Sasi Kumar
Crowdfunding - Is this really the way to go?

- Anish Sheela
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45  
09:45 - 10:00  
10:00 - 10:15 GNUKhata, a Professional quality free accounting software

- Krishnakant Mane
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:15    
11:15 - 11:30    
11:30 - 11:45   Building your own hackable keyboard

- Abhas Abhinav
11:45 - 12:00  
12:00 - 12:15 Talk on NetBSD Kernel

- Cherry G Mathew
 
12:15 - 12:30  
12:30 - 12:45  
12:45 - 13:00  
13:00 - 13:15      
13:15 - 13:30      
13:30 - 13:45      
13:45 - 14:00      
14:00 - 14:15 Contributing to MediaWiki

- Tony Thomas
Designing the next generation of maps using OpenStreetMap data

- Ramya Ragupathy
Evolution of FOSS (and some non-FOSS) stack at HackerRank

- Abhimanyu
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:15  
15:15 - 15:30  
15:30 - 15:45 Consumer Rights and Digital Freedom

- Panel Discussion
15:45 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 16:45  
16:45 - 17:00  
17:00 - 17:15     Closing Ceremony
17:15 - 17:30    
17:30 - 17:45    
17:45 - 18:00    

Let's Get In Touch!


If You Have any Further Questions, Please Call or Write.

K Prasad Krishnan
Co-ordinator

K C Sreevasthavan
Co-ordinator

Vinod Pathari
Faculty in charge

Rajagopalan A
Staff in charge

Reshma Thomas
Speakers

Aashish Satyajith
Speakers

Simsarul Haq V
Speakers

Vishnu Vijay
Co-ordinator

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