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Calicut/NIT/FOSS Meet/07

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The Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala Shri V S Achuthanandan will be the chief guest

(but unfortunately he couldnt due to ongoing budget session)

The schedule is avialable here

Day 1

  • FOSS in Professional Life By Atul Chitnis
  • Unconference by Kiruba Shankar
  • Hack the badge contest - [1] [2] Pramode CE
  • Zope Component Architecture - Baiju M
  • MySQL Storage Engine Architecture - Ramkumar Lakshminarayanan

Day 2

  • Internationalisation and Localisation (workshop/hands-on) - Praveen A
  • Alliance VLSI CAD tools HOWTO - Shakthi Kannan
  • Embedded Systems by Aanjan
  • How to choose open source cms - Vivek Khurana Slides (pdf)
  • Careers with GNU/Linux - Shakthi Kannan
  • OpenPCD demo/hacking - Kushal Das
  • RTAI (RealTime Application Interface for Linux) workshop - Sreejith N
  • Phoenix workshop - Pramod CE
  • From Seeds to Software: Culture of Copying - Anivar Aravind, GAIA
  • Session on Dhvani Malayalam Text-to-speech engine - Santhosh Thottingal
  • Lets Play with the wiki (tutorial/hands-on ) - Hiran Venugopalan
  • FOSS Business models By Atul Chitnis Slides (pdf)

Day 3

  • Panel Discussion - Involving students in FOSS development (Pramod CE, Hiran V, Shakthi Kannan, Aanjhan R)
  • Font development workshop - Hussain KH, Suresh P
  • caching for web applications - Vivek Khurana Slides (pdf)
  • Decorators in Python - Parthan S R, NRCFOSS
  • And a lot more...(a free lunch from the great "A MESS")

FOSS Projects Demo

Got an exciting FOSS project to show off? Tell us what you require and be there! You can reach us here.

  • Akshara Malayalam OCR - Antony FM, MES Kuttippuram
  • Village Office Automation Software - Jinesh K.J, Mohd. Suhail Rehman, MES Kuttippuram

Community Meetups


[...] I've got fond memories of last year - preparing the slides at the last minute, walking about in that big campus, spending time at Calicut beach. We had a lot of fun and I mean, A LOT. And the conference is really good, the kids do use Fedora on the desktop in their labs. The XGL demos were a particular attraction last year.

[...] NITC's FOSS event has grown in stature, and is quickly becoming one of the recognized FOSS events in India, along with Gnunify, Freedel and of course FOSS.IN.[...]

[...]Today, I was supposed to leave for Calicut to attend FOSS.NITC which starts tomorrow. I should be in Netravati at the moment but I am not thanks to certain issues that cropped up in the morning and I realised that I can't go today :/, I immediately booked tomorrow's flight tickets to Calicut as I didn't want to miss the conference.[...]

[...] The organizers, students belonging to various branches in NITC, did a very nice job. This is their 3rd year of conducting the FOSS meet and they did show signs of maturity.[...]

[...] It still amazes me “How in such a short span of time these NITC Folks have managed to make FOSS.NITC a nationwide Community event”. Keep it up guys.[...]

[...] I attended recently concluded foss.nitc in Calicut. Conducted in fluctuating weather of Kerla, foss.nitc was hosted inside beautiful NIT Calicut campus, few kilometers away from civilization. [...]


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