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Centre should partner local communities in 'Digital India': Expert
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The central government needs to partner communities at the grassroots level and integrate the country's vernacular component to make the Digital India initiative a success, an expert said here Friday.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Code As Communication
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 23, 2015 last modified Jan 23, 2015 03:12 AM — filed under: , ,
Gene Kogan will give a talk at the Centre for Internet & Society's Bangalore office on February 2, 2015. The talk will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gene's talk will draw analogies between software, communication, creativity, and expressivity. Programming has a long history of comparison to other written media, with inevitable consequences on our legal policy over authorship and ownership.
Located in Openness / Events
Blog Entry Telugu Wikimedia Hackathon 2014
by Rahmanuddin Shaikh published Jan 31, 2015 last modified Feb 10, 2015 05:17 PM — filed under: , ,
Telugu Wikimedia (including their projects Telugu Wikipedia, Telugu Wikisource etc.) is one of the largest and most powerful Indian language Wikimedia projects, and it is growing and expanding everyday. In the last half of 2014, Telugu Wikimedia community members contacted CIS-A2K team with a request to organize a MediaWiki tutorial workshop for them. Following their request, on 28 December 2014, CIS-A2K team organized a MediaWiki hackathon event for Telugu Wikimedia community members to enhance their skills and understanding of technical matters related to MediaWiki usage. The theme of the workshop was “Mediawiki, its extensions and tools to work around” and it aimed at allowing Wikipedians to use MediaWiki tools more effectively.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
January 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2015 last modified Feb 26, 2015 05:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of January can be accessed below.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
AdaCamp Bangalore: "Nothing could be more open and encouraging than this"
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 09, 2014 last modified Feb 12, 2015 01:53 AM — filed under: ,
I can say this conference was the most truly touched feminist endeavor I have ever witnessed or thought of. An inspiration to last through. — Rupali Talwatkar.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Cultural knowledge needs to be more open
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 20, 2015 last modified Mar 12, 2015 04:41 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi is an educator and open source activist based in Bangalore, India. He is currently working at the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program where he builds partnership with universities, language researchers, and GLAM organizations.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Train the Trainer Program
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) welcomes you to attend the "Train the Trainer Program" in Bangalore.
Located in Openness / Events
An International Conclave of Odia Language
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 09, 2015 last modified Mar 08, 2015 05:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi is participating in this event.
Located in Openness / News & Media
India backs open source software for e-governance projects
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under: ,
India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Train the Trainer — Report in Udayavani
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 02, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:20 PM — filed under: , , ,
As part of the Train The Trainer program, on Feb 28, all the participants (Wikipedians from all over India) were taken to Janapada Loka, near Ramanagara. There was a report in Udayavani, Ramanagara edition on March 2, 2015 about this event.
Located in Openness / News & Media