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India’s premier free and open source software event is ready to take off between the 15th -17th of December 2010, at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore. Now in its 10th year FOSS.IN/2010 brings the best brains of the free and open source software community together from India and Internationally. Fostering development and contribution from India, the event provides the perfect platform for all software developers. Budding young programmers can come and meet with the most experienced of programmers and form long-lasting projects which benefit the entire community.

The speakers list at FOSS.IN has always read like a “Who’s Who” of the FOSS community and this year too there is no exception to that. A fantastic lineup of speakers and talks. More importantly, FOSS.IN is one of the few events where “code” is actually written, and the workouts and hack sessions are extremely popular.

With over 700 geeks in attendance, the coffee, the food, the coding the true spirit of the free and opensource community comes to life at FOSS.IN.

While the atmosphere is charged and there is fun and frolic in the air, the business and corporate houses are not far behind. The past years, we have seen great participation from the corporate world, including giants like HP, Nokia, Yahoo!, Google, IBM and many more reap the benefits of participation.

The venue plays an important role in making the event a great success and this year again FOSS.IN will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Centre:

NIMHANS Convention Center
NIMHANS Hospital Premises,
Hosur Road, Bangalore- 560029
Landmark: Near Dairy Circle

The venue is fabulous, has ample space for setting up workout stations, good connectivity with wired and wireless network and very importantly, the ability to start early and stay late. FOSS.IN is one of the few conferences that opens at 10:00 hrs and continues all they way till 22:00 hrs. Few conferences and boast of 12 hour working days for the participants.

Interested in free and opensource software? Be there! Remember the dates:
December 15th – 17th, 2010

For more information, visit: http://foss.in

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FOSS.IN/2010: Call for Participation

FOSS.IN is a 10 year old series of annual events that focuses on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development and contribution, especially from India. From a “small, regional event”, it has grown to a large, well attended international conference, whose participants often represent a “Who is Who” of the FOSS world. You can find out more about the event at http://foss.in.

Event Dates and Venue
The event will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore, India, on December 15/16/17, 2010.

Important Dates
25-Sep-2010 Call for Participation and start of talk submissions
10-Oct-2010 End of proposal submissions (23:59 GMT+0530)
15-Oct-2010 Initial List of accepted proposals
15-Nov-2010 Due date for final slides & talk materials (23:59 GMT+0530)
15-Dec-2010 Conference begins

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