FOSS Community India



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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