11 Feb 2008
Posted by stylesen
FOSSConf'08 held in the MIT Campus from Feb01-03, 2008. I was a part of the organizing committee for this event. The event was successful and we had very good response from the students community. This event was organized by Ilugc and NRCFOSS. We got help from AUKBC and Computer Society of MIT in organizing the event. I designed the website for this event (in drupal) along with Sowmya from NRCFOSS who helped in the CSS and the theming stuff. I initially registered as speaker for "Personal Website with Drupal" talk which was scheduled on 3rd morning at 10:00AM. But unfortunately, since Jha Atul who is the speaker for an Introductory talk on Drupal could not make it to the event, I was asked by Mr. Raman to handle the talk on Saturday evening, which made me miss a part of the GIT talk and the subversion 1.5 talk given by Kamesh :( The actual incomplete presentation which I planned to use for my talk can be downloaded from here - - though I didn't use that presentation during my talk, since I showed a demo of building a personal website. We are receiving lots of feedbacks about the event and its organization. We will try to correct the drawbacks next time. But overall I personally feel that the event had accomplished its purpose though it is the first time. Some links related to the event can be found here -