About Us

FOSSCON India 2019is an annual conference on Free and Open Source Software, where participants from different backgrounds who have used Open Source Software showcase their work; novice users can interact with Open Source contributors and learn; and participant's interest in similar Open Source Software can initiate new collaborations.

FOSSCON India 2019 conference is a three-day event with workshops and meetups on the first day; conference with keynotes, talks, and poster presentation on the second day; and Hackathon from the evening of second day.

About Organizing Institute & Departments

KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, the flagship Institute of Karnatak Law Society, Belagavi was incepted in the year 1979. Institute is permanently affiliated and autonomous institution under VTU, Belagavi and conferred with accreditation from National Board of Accreditation(NBA), New Delhi in 2004, 2015, 2018 and A+ grade by NAAC. The Institute has an association with Stanford University for University Innovation Fellows, Student exchange program with JAPAN University to name a few.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was started in the year 1985 and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. The CSI Student Branch in the department has been very active and winning CSI best student branch awards in region V consistently. The department has successfully organized International and national conferences Viz. IEEE CTEMS 2018, IDEAS-13 to names a few.

The Department of Information Science and Engineering started in the year 2000 and offers undergraduate programme. The ACM student chapter actively organizes technical events on regular basis. The Department of CSE and the Department of ISE have come together to organize FOSSCON India 2019.