6th International Conference and Business Meet on Free Software & Free Knowledge

20-21 December 2017 at Trivandrum

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Schedule for SWATANTRA '17

20-21 December 2017 at Trivandrum

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Ground-breaking talks and workshops for OpenTech enthusiasts. International dignitaries participating at the Conference. Several luminaries from the FOSS world within the country are also expected to take part.

Karen Sandler
Karen Sandler
Director Software Freedom Conservancy.
Ex- Director GNOME Foundation
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Davide Storti
Programme Specialist, Communication & Information Sector (CI), UNESCO
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David Revoy
French digital artist, illustrator and founder of ‘Pepper & Carrot
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Todd Weaver
Founder & CEO, Purism
Karen Sandler
Karen Sandler
Director Software Freedom Conservancy.
Ex- Director GNOME Foundation
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Davide Storti
Programme Specialist, Communication & Information Sector (CI), UNESCO
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David Revoy
French digital artist, illustrator and founder of ‘Pepper & Carrot
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Todd Weaver
Founder & CEO, Purism
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Benjamin Aigner
Lecturer,UAS Technikum Wien
Abhas
Abhas Abhinav
Founder DeepRoot Linux ,
Mostly Harmless
Francesco Siddi
Francesco Siddi
Pipeline Technical Director & Multimedia Producer, Blender Institute
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Juan Carlos Gentile
Founder & President, Hipatia
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Benjamin Aigner
Lecturer,UAS Technikum Wien
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Abhas Abhinav
Founder DeepRoot Linux ,
Mostly Harmless
Francesco Siddi
Francesco Siddi
Pipeline Technical Director & Multimedia Producer, Blender Institute
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Juan Carlos Gentile
Founder & President, Hipatia
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Mallory Knodel
Sr. Technical Coordinator, APC
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Raghavendra Kamath
Graphic Art Illustrator & Designer
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Luis Falcon M D
Founder, GNU Health
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Christoph Veigl
Computer Scientist & Cocktail Robot Designer
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Mallory Knodel
Sr. Technical Coordinator, APC
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Raghavendra Kamath
Graphic Art Illustrator & Designer
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Luis Falcon M D
Founder, GNU Health
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Christoph Veigl
Computer Scientist & Cocktail Robot Designer
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Mushtaq Ahmed
Scala programing specialist.Thoughtworks
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Marco Fioretti
Board Member, Free Knowledge Institute
Ramon Roca
Ramon Roca
Board & Co-founder at guifi.net
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Tapasweni Pathak
Engineering @ Mapbox
Involved with free and open source projects & communities.
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Mushtaq Ahmed
Scala programing specialist.Thoughtworks
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Marco Fioretti
Board Member, Free Knowledge Institute
Ramon Roca
Ramon Roca
Board & Co-founder at guifi.net
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Tapasweni Pathak
Engineering @ Mapbox
Involved with free and open source projects & communities.
Milan_Vathoopan
Milan Vathooppan
Staff Researcher, Industrial Automation, Fortiss
Nathan
Nathan Betzen
Community & Project Manager, KODI
nishant
Nishant Sharma
Founder & Director, Unmukti Technology Pvt Ltd.
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Unmesh Joshi
Head of Technology & Principal Consultant, Thoughtworks
Milan_Vathoopan
Milan Vathooppan
Staff Researcher, Industrial Automation, Fortiss
Nathan
Nathan Betzen
Community & Project Manager, KODI
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Nishant Sharma
Founder & Director, Unmukti Technology Pvt Ltd.
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Unmesh Joshi
Head of Technology & Principal Consultant, Thoughtworks
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Kannan Moudgalya
Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT BOMBAY
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Nikhil Sontakke
PostgreSQL Consultant at 2ndQuadrant
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Vishal Goyal
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Angshuman Sarkar
Bahmini Open EMR & hospital system
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Kannan Moudgalya
Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT BOMBAY
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Nikhil Sontakke
PostgreSQL Consultant at 2ndQuadrant
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Vishal Goyal
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Angshuman Sarkar
Bahmini Open EMR & hospital system
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Aruna Sankaranarayanan
Engineer at Mapbox
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Jithin Thankachan
Free software developer and contributor
SPACE Kerala
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Ashwin Whitchurch
CEO at Circuitects Electronic Solutions (P) Ltd.
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Santhosh Thottingal
Senior Software Engineer at Language Engineering team, Wikimedia Foundation
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Aruna Sankaranarayanan
Engineer at Mapbox
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Jithin Thankachan
Free software developer and contributor
SPACE Kerala
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Ashwin Whitchurch
CEO at Circuitects Electronic Solutions (P) Ltd.
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Santhosh Thottingal
Senior Software Engineer at Language Engineering team, Wikimedia Foundation
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Benjamin Maco Hill
Assistant Professor in Communication, University of Washington
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Timothee Giet
French computer artist, Illustrator, Trainer
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Sumantro Mukherjee
Fedora QA Team, RedHat
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Sreejith Anujan
Solution Architect, Red Hat
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Benjamin Maco Hill
Assistant Professor in Communication, University of Washington
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Timothee Giet
French computer artist, Illustrator, Trainer
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Sumantro Mukherjee
Fedora QA Team, RedHat
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Sreejith Anujan
Solution Architect, Red Hat
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Asish Abraham Joseph
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Yogesh K S
Technical Associate
IT for Change ,Bengaluru
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Harry Halpin
NEXTLEAP project and Research Scientist at the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center at MIT
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N Manikantan
Founder and Programme Manager, Rhithu.
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Asish Abraham Joseph
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Yogesh K S
Technical Associate
IT for Change ,Bengaluru
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Harry Halpin
NEXTLEAP project and Research Scientist at the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center at MIT
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N Manikantan
Founder and Programme Manager, Rhithu.

Previous Year Speakers

Prof
Dr. Rahul De
Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development.IIM Bangalore
RMS
Dr. Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (FSF)
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Ms. Nina Paley
Film-maker and Free Culture Advocate
Prof
Dr. Rahul De
Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development.IIM Bangalore
RMS
Dr. Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Nina_paley
Ms. Nina Paley
Film-maker and Free Culture Advocate

Schedule (Tentative; subject to change)

Date Time Session  
Dec 20, 20179.00 am- 9.45 amRegistration
9.45 am- 10.00 amSettling Down/Swatantra 2014 report/Overview
10:00 am-11.00 amKey Note - Ms. Karen Sandler (software freedom conservancy)
11.00 am-11:30 amTea Break
11.30 am-12.30 pmInauguration
Welcome SpeechSri.M.Sivasankar I.A.S
Secretary to the Government
Inauguration & Inaugural AddressSri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Hon'ble Cheif Minister Of kerala
Chief Guest AddressMs.Karen Sandler
(Software Freedom Conservancy)
Vote of ThanksDr.Jayasankar Prasad C
Director,ICFOSS
VENUE 1 VENUE 2 VENUE 3
12:30 pm-1:15 pmHow can FOSS empower me?
- Aruna Sankaranarayanan
GNU Health in the context of Integrative
and Precision Medicine - Luis Falcon MD
"Affordable and Open Source Assistive Technology
Solutions for People with Physical Disabilities:
AsTeRICS, FABI and the FlipMouse" -
Benjamin Aigner & Chris Veigl
1:15 pm-2:00 pmLunch break
2:00 pm-2:45 pmMaking of the webcomic Pepper&Carrot
- David Revoy (‘Pepper & Carrot’)
OpenSource in Government and Public Sector
-Sreejith Anujan
"Being human in an open source driven 4th Industrial revolution"
-Milan Vathooppan (Fortiss)
2:45 pm-3:30 pmFedora Community & Contribution
-Sumantro Mukherjee
Eliminating "Black Boxes"from your life:Using Free Software,Free Hardware and self hosting
- Abhas Abhinav
Manually Building your Own Tile Server With OSM
– Yogesh K S /
Open Data Kit & Open Street Map
- Asish Abraham Joseph
3:30 pm-3:45 pmTea Break
3.45 pm-4.30 pmH5P Tool for Open Education Resource
- Jithin Thankachan
"Building a COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY over
Networks held in COMMONS"
- Ramon Roca (Gufi.net)
Introduction to Microservices
- Unmesh Joshi
4:30 pm-5:15 pmCommercial Art With Libre Software
- Raghavendra Kamath, Krita
KSEB Experience
-Sathyaraj /
Bharat Electricals Ltd
"The role of open source hardware in healthcare"
- Ashwin K Whitchurch
5:15 pm-6:00 pm Vector and Cut-out Animation for Everyone with Synfig
- Timothee Giet, Gcompris
Software culture: education, innovation and preservation
-Davide Stroti,UNESCO
Building Your Own Blockchain with Free Software
- Harry Halpin
6:00 pm-7.30 pmCultural Programs
7.30 pm-8:30 pmDinner
Dec 21, 201709:30 am-10:30 am Plenary Talk -Todd Alan Weaver (The Future of Computing and Why You Should Care.)
10:30 am-10:45 amTea Break
10:45 am -11:30 amFree as in Freedom products and communities: the role of Open Digital DIY manufacturing across countries and cultures
-Marco Fioretti
"EHR/HMIS in low resource settings" - Case studies on Open source, Open Systems in Digital interventions in Health Services Delivery in Indian Subcontinent.
- Angshuman Sarkar
Algebraic Data Types and Pattern Matching in Scala
- Mushtaq Ahmed
11:30 am -12:15 pmBuilding firewalls,routers,access points and other network equipment's using Free Software and Open Hardware
-Nishant Sharma
Managing development and testing environments in Python Softwares.
- Tapasweni Pathak
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12:15 pm-1.00 pmThe Journey Of GCompriss
-Thimothee Giet, GCompriss
Internet infrastructure, values and politics
- Mallory Knodel, Association for Progressive
Communications
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1:00 pm-1:45 pmLunch
1:45 pm-2:30 pmThe Blender Open Movie Production Pipeline
- Francesco Siddi (Blender Foundation)
ICT integration in Primary Education- Challenges and Experience
- N Manikantan /
Women Hackathon
PostgreSQL in the Database Landscape
-Nikhil Sontakke
2:30 pm-3:15 pmJuan Carlos Gentile (Hipatia)Spoken Tutorials
-Kannan Moudgalya
Malayalam Computing
-Santhosh Thottingal
3:15 pm-3:30 pmTea break
3:30 pm-4:15 pmHow FOSS is democratizing the spread of content, from production to consumption
- Nate Betzen
Benjamin Maco Hill (FSF) " Survey of various Open Tools for the
development of NLP Applications"
- Vishal Goyal
4:15 pm-5:15 pmPanel Discussion - Software Freedom Challenges Ahead – Panel Discussion by FSF India & SPACE
5:15 pm-6:00 pmValedictory Function

Find us

Venue:  Mascot Hotel,
               Mascot Square,
               Cantonment House Rd, PMG, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033

Time:   9.00 AM

Date:   20,21 December 2017

ICFOSS
7th Floor, Thejaswini,
Technopark, Trivandrum – 695 581

info@icfoss.in | http://icfoss.in | +91 471 2700013 /14