[Fsf-friends] FOSSMeet at NITC 2008

Kishore Asok kishore.asok at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 21:02:09 IST 2008


We are pleased to inform you that National Institute of Technology, Calicut
will be hosting its annual free and open source software conference, namely
FOSS Meet @ NITC 2008, on 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March 2008. This time the
focus of the event is to get more students actively involved in FOSS. As
usual, there will be talks, BOFs, workshops etc. - details of which will
soon be put up on our website – http://www.fossmeet.in/nitc .

In addition to that, this year, we are starting a contest called FOSSDev, to
promote student participation in and contribution to FOSS. Basically, a team
wishing to participate has to find a mentor who will help them contribute to
a project of the participant's choice. FOSSDev is a year long event. There
will be three "checkpoints" at which progress will be evaluated and prizes
will be given accordingly. Total prize money is Rs. 23,500. You can read
more about FOSSDev at http://fossmeet.in/nitc/fossdev .

This meet is organized by the GNU/Linux Users Group Calicut(GLUGC) in
association with Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Student
Branch NIT Calicut [IEEE], Computer Society of India, Calicut Chapter [CSI],
Computer Science and Engineering Association [CSEA] and all the volunteers
from various walks of life.
See what these people have to say about their previous FOSS
Meet at NITCexperiences -
, http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Calicut/NIT/FOSS_Meet/06 and
http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Calicut/NIT/FOSS_Meet/05 for some comments from
previous participants.

Looking forward to meeting you at FOSSMeet at NITC.

Note: Please register yourself on the website as soon as possible.
The Core Team
FOSSMeet at NITC2008
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