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This year FOSSMeet at NIT Calicut is scheduled on 5-7 February. For more details on the events, registration and schedules, check the website

FOSS Hut registrations has already started. Check it here.

Promote it as I did in my site. Promotion banners are available here. Spread it to your friends, colleagues and also through your blog and micro blogs.

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As a part of the annual technical fest of NIT Calicut – Tathva, FSUG Calicut and Geohackers are arranging an open mapping party to map the whole campus of NITC and to be made available in

Check the wiki for more details and try to be there for the party.

We were in search for GPS enabled devices and it helped me to familairize openmoko, the mobile phone with an open source software stack. Thanks to Sreeraj and the Kriyate team for allowing me to hack it. Though the device was an older model(Neo1973), it is really interesting to hack. I’ll be blogging about the hacks I did in the moko soon.

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Four of us from MESCE, went to participate in the annual techno-management festival at NIT Calicut; Tathva 08. It was raining heavily from the morning and when we reached Calicut, the roads were all flooded.

After reaching NITC, we all went to confirm our registration. We all were surprised to hear about the registration fee of RS200. I thought of a nominal fee, but this was really high and was not mentioned in the site. After registration, we went for the first event; “Tux of War”, related to Linux commands. We were able to answer only a few questions and there was no hope to pass the prelims. The next event which we participated was the “C debugging”, named “Koder Kombat”. There was a ray of hope to pass the prelims. We visited few of the stalls, including “Transporter”, “Wheels”,etc but the rain wasted lot of the time. I planned to stay there, but later changed my plan due to the climate as all my dress were wet.

We returned back home after 4.30PM. The train journey from Calicut to Kuttippuram in the Chennai mail was a different experience. The train was overcrowded due to rush of Diwali. The results of prelims of “Koder Kombat” were not in favor of us, even though I wasn’t interested in going back.

It was a new experience as it was the first time I participated in such an event. We all returned with a lot of new ideas about new technologies and how to organize an event like this. It might be helpful to organize “MESTECH” next year if its going to happen.

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Its again strike. The reason is always the same; politics and students. Anyway, it lasted for only half day and the afternoon classes went without any problem. I went to Reliance web world at Edapal to check the status of Reliance Netconnect, which Mahesh gave me. The device is currently blocked due to pending bill and also the plans are high. The basic plan starts at RS175 and the usage charges are 60Paise /min during day time and 30paise/min during night.

Me, Krishnaraj, Jom and Sajjad planned to go for Tathva 08 at NIT Calicut, day after tomorrow. We will be participating in “Tux of Wars” and “Koder Kombat”. More details about Tathva 08 and the events can be found here.

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