Pune LanguageSummit February 2013

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Red Hat India, Pune

Event Contacts
Program, Schedule:
Alolita Sharma
Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
Email: asharma at wikimedia.org

Meet Wikimedia Language Engineering team members!

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"The Open Source Language Summit aims to bring in top open source language software contributors to collaborate, strategize and work together on world-class open source language technologies, tools and fonts. The language tools developed help improve language support for non-Latin language families such as Indic languages on key websites like Wikipedia, open web browsers like Firefox, Chrome and open source operating systems including Linux. These will be two full days of exciting, intense and productive sessions with lots of open source thinking and doing!"

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"If you can't use a program in your own language as easily as in English, it's not a missing nice-to-have feature, but a bug."

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"Free knowledge requires free fonts and input tools. For your language, you can help us!"

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"You have a right to a proper user interface in your native tongue."

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Open Source Language Summit in Pune

Wikimedia Foundation and Red Hat are organizing the second open source language developers summit in Pune on February 12-13, 2013. This summit is focused on language tools and technology development to support 285 languages on Wikipedia, the Web, open source mobile operating systems and Linux.

This developers summit is participation by invitation only.

Core language developers, open source contributors, and technology evangelists will participate in sessions on internationalization and localization features supporting the web and Linux, font support, input method tools, language search, and web standards. Other key participants include Google, KDE, GNOME, translatewiki.net and other open source projects contributing to improving open source language support.

Developers who are active open source contributors from key projects as well as Indic language communities are welcome to participate. Translators with a linguistic background who can help improve language support for Wikimedia technology projects are also welcome to participate.

If you're an open source language software contributor and want to present your work or work with us on language engineering projects, please contact Alolita Sharma (asharma at wikimedia dot org).

 

Language Summit Topics

Open Source Language Summit Program At-A-Glance


Tuesday, 12 February 2013
0800 - 0900: Breakfast
0900 - 1000: Registration
1000 - 1015: Introductions
1015 - 1030: Break
1030 - 1230: Work Sprint: Input Methods (IMEs)
1030 - 1230: Work Sprint: Translation Tools
1230 - 1330: Lunch
1330 - 1600: Work Sprint: Input Methods (IMEs) continued
1330 - 1600: Work Sprint: Translation Tools continued
1600 - 1615: Break
1615 - 1730: Work Sprint: Language Coverage Matrix
1730 - 1900: Lightning Talks
1900 onwards Dinner/Networking

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
0800 - 0900: Breakfast
0900 - 1000: Registration
1000 - 1015: Recap of Day 1, Agenda of Day 2
1015 - 1030: Break
1030 - 1230: Work Sprint: Fonts, Web Fonts, More About Fonts
1030 - 1230: Work Sprint: Testing Internationalization (i18n) tools
1230 - 1330: Lunch
1330 - 1600: Work Sprint: Fonts, Web Fonts, More About Fonts continued
1330 - 1600: Work Sprint: Testing Internationalization (i18n) tools continued
1600 - 1615: Break
1615 - 1900: Demos and Presentations
1900 onwards Dinner/Networking (Make your own plans)

Work sprints will include:

  • Input Methods
  • Fonts, Web Fonts, Rendering Fonts, Typography
  • Language Selection for multi-lingual websites
  • Translation tools, translation memory, improving user experience
  • Localization best practices, crowdsourcing
  • Building Translation Aids - Terminology glossaries, Spell checkers, Dictionaries
  • Open Standards Impact in our i18n world
  • Hands-on coding
  • Bug fixing on all things language engineering
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Venue

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Red Hat India Tower X, Cybercity, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar Pune (How to reach)

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More information
Program, Schedule:
Alolita Sharma, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
Email: asharma at wikimedia.org

Language Engineering Technical Outreach: Runa Bhattacharjee
Email: runa at wikimedia.org

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