The Calendar Project by Kalyan Varma

When you think of a conference, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Maybe you think about the talks, of meeting some friends, of the boring food — basically an escape from the monotonous routine of the office. Well, in the case of FOSS.IN that is far from the truth. FOSS.IN has had an impact on a lot of people –so let’s hear from one of them!

In 1999, a college boy sent a harmless message to a mailing list asking if he can attend the next LUG meeting. The response was a resounding “of course” you may attend, the more the merrier and thus started the journey which continues to this day. The college boy in question is none other than acclaimed naturalist and wildlife photographer Kalyan Varma in conversation with Team FOSS.IN.

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Why you should attend FOSS.IN/2012

Attending FOSS.IN/2012? A common question that people who have not been tend to ask, What’s in it for me?

As an organiser I have been involved with the event since it’s inception and I can recall only one time when I was not part of Team FOSS.IN but a delegate. My reasons for being involved are way too many so rather than diving into that I thought I’d take the view of a regular at FOSS.IN.

One of our regulars at FOSS.IN is Kushal Das.

Photo credit: Tarique Sani


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