Vidya students participate in FOSSMeet at NIT Calicut

Subin Siby (S2 B Tech CSE) and Akshay T G (S2 B Tech ME) represented FOSSers’ Club of the College in a three-day FOSSMeet held at NIT Calicut during 16-18.02.2018. FOSSMeet is an annual event conducted by the FOSS Cell of NIT Calicut. The event attracts FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) activists and enthusiasts from different parts of India. The event consisted of various talks and workshops.

Mr. Marco Fioretti from Italy and Mr. Bradley Kuhn from US joined the FOSSMeet via video conference. Mr. Marco Fioretti talked about personal clouds and Mr. Bradley shared his thoughts on Free Software advocacy. Mr. Jaseem Abid talked about on Containers in Linux. Mr. Baiju Muthukadan, founder of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing and now an employee of RedHat, introduced the Go language to the participants. Mr. Nilenso, one of the sponsors of FOSSMeet, shared his experiences with OpenStreetMaps. Mr. Praveen, Development Team Member, Debian, India, handled a training session on Debian Packaging. There was also a Hackathon  on  the second day from 8 PM til midnight.