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@NITC experiences -  http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Calicut/NIT/FOSS_Meet/07 , 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@NITC.

Note: Please register yourself on the website as soon as possible.

The Core Team