FOSS United Community Calls - 2024

This thread contains information about the monthly community calls conducted by the FOSS United volunteers.

The idea behind these calls is to sit together and get updates from city chapters with regards to monthly meetups, give updates on various FOSS United events ( CityFOSS conferences, FOSS Hack, IndiaFOSS), and open discussion with respect to various FOSS United initiatives.

While we expect at least one volunteer from each of our city Chapters to be present, the calls are open to everyone in the community.

Please drop me an email at ansh@fossunited.org if you would like to be sent a calendar invite for these recurring calls

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FOSS United Community Call - Jan 2024


The first community call of the year will be held on the 6th of January 2024, from 11AM - 12PM. The agenda is for the city chapter volunteers to give updates from their end on December and the upcoming January meetups, CityFOSS 2.0 Plannings.
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The community call for this month is being rescheduled to next weekend. Apologies for delay in the communication.

Date - Suday, 14 Jan, 2024
Time- 11 AM -12 PM
Link - Jitsi Meet

Minutes of the meeting

Community Call, Jan 2024
Attendees: Ansh, @Suslime @Sakhil_Ahamed @Faizan_Akhtar ,Benson, @PR454D

Pune

  • PuneFOSS 2.0 work is in progress
  • Community Partnerships with pre existing FOSS communities and user groups are being discussed
  • The communities have agreed to collaborate and are also helping with the venue search
  • CFPs have been opened, will focus on promotions to get more quality talks
  • All the auditoriums the team could find so far are costly, with the cheapest costing50k INR.
  • The backup option is college hall that can be arranged for free, they will be going ahead with that in case another venue can’t be found
  • Venue to be finalised by this week

Chennai

  • Jan meetup registrations and CFPs ongoing
  • ChennaiFOSS updates shared on forum thread

General discussions

  • Updates on FOSS Hack and IndiaFOSS
  • Sakhil suggested to conduct IndiaFOSS on 21st September since it’s Software Freedom Day.

FOSS United Community Call - Feb 2024

Date - Saturday, 10 Feb, 2024
Time- 11 AM -12 PM
Link - Jitsi Meet

Agenda: Updates on City meetups and cityFOSS conferences, Plans for FOSS Hack and IndiaFOSS 4.0, New platform release related and onboarding related announcements.

Minutes of the Meeting

Community Call Feb 2024

Attendees: Ansh, @iamimmanuelraj , @Muhammed_Shahmil_ka , @Faizan_Akhtar , @Arya_Kiran , GB

Date: February 10, 2024

Agenda:

  1. Meetup Updates
  2. CityFOSS
  3. Platform release
  4. Announcements

Pune

  • 15 days to go to PuneFOSS 2.0
  • Venue confirmation is pending
  • Registrations are ongoing, saw an uprise in ticket sales after a community partnership
  • CFP closes today, reviews underway.
  • The Commit Company has sponsored 40k INR

Chennai

  • Jan meetup - 35 participants.
  • Less turnout due to Sunday
  • Planning the next meetup at Zoho Office
  • ChennaiFOSS 2.0 page is live, preparations starting this week
  • Volunteer onboarding call this weekend
  • The commit company is interested in sponsoring the conference

Mumbai

  • Jan meetup was the biggest so far, happened at Powai, Redhat office with a participation of 50 folks.
  • Partnering with MumPy for the next meetup.
  • Volunteer onboarding call with MumbaiFOSS volunteers to be done.
  • Vishal is in talks with IIT-B for venue

Kochi

  • 44 participants in the last meetuo
  • Feb meetup in Litmus 7 space
  • 2 CFPs recieved, 2 will be from Litmus, 1 more is required
  • KochiFOSS will be organised in late 2024
  • Scheduling a meeting with IBS for a future meetup

Updates from FOSS United

  • platform.fossunited.org is now live. Official launch this monday. City chapters can create their user profiles and start reporting bugs to developers@fossunited.org or github.
  • The tech team will schedule onboarding calls for city volunteers to onboard them to platform.
  • FOSS United will be present at FOSSASIA '24 at Vietnam. Vishal will be giving a talk on “Strengthening India’s FOSS Community” and we’ll have a community booth at the event.
  • We are getting equipment and looking for volunteers for our media initiatives. Editing out short clips, interviews etc.
  • The Commit Company will be sponsoring PuneFOSS, MumbaiFOSS and ChennaiFOSS.
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