Bangalore Language Engineering Meetup November 2012
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Event contacts Event details:: Alolita Sharma
Email: asharma at wikimedia.org
Logistics: Srikanth Lakshmanan (+91 99942 09856)
slakshmanan at wikimedia.org
"Join us at this developer camp to help improve Indian language support for reading and writing articles on Wikipedia on desktop and mobile browsers. It will be hard work, a lot of fun and great accomplishment!"
Language teams are Wikimedia community members with a common interest (compare with SIG) to help improve, provide feedback and help educate our language communities of readers and editors about Wikimedia software enhancements and tools built by the internationalization team. This meetup is to get a face-to-face introduction to language technologies available on the Wikimedia websites and learn more about how to best use these.
Wikimedians from all language Wikimedia projects especially with a focus on technology and language support are welcome at Wikimedia language engineering meetups. Prior experience with the MediaWiki software is not required. Translators with a linguistic background who can help improve language support for Wikimedia technology projects are also needed.
Bangalore Meetup Agenda
Language (Internationalization and Localization - i18n/L10n)
Introductions & What is a Language Team - Alolita
Introduce language tools that can be used on Indic wiki projects - Santhosh and Srikanth - do a presentation/demo (IME, Webfonts, ULS, TWN)
Introduction to our mediawiki.org Language Engineering Portal pages, who, what and how to ask for help - Srikanth and Alolita
Q&A on technical issues faced by community editors, admins (specifically language related; others are ok too)
If audience has detailed technical questions - then we can deep dive into those as needed.