FUEL GILT Conference 2013

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I would like to describe my experience during FUEL GILT 2013,Pune in this blog. It was my first conference on Localization in my life. It was amazing for me. I have learnt quite a good understanding of Localization ,Globalization, Indic font, translation tools etc..

First of all , I would like to thank Redhat and CDAC for jointly hosting FUEL GILT Conference 2013. Also thanks Mozilla for giving me chance to attend this conference and special thanks goes to Mr. Rajesh Ranjan who is the main person behind FUEL GILT .

It was two days conference. Here , a lot of open source community members came from Mozilla ,Wikimedia etc. I got a chance to meet with these energetic people.

At the first day, Mr. Satish Mohan and Mr. M. D. Kulkarni gave talk to the audience and motivated them regarding FUEL efforts. After tea break, we got many sessions like FUEL: Content, Collaboration and Consistency by Mr. Rajesh Ranjan , Community and Language Engineering by Mr. Ravikant,Towards generation of translation memories from varied file formats from distributed/unorganized data by Mr. Rajat Gupta. Specially I liked Zanata – An Open Source Translation Tool that builds with your Community by Ms. Ani Peter & Mr. Isaac Rooskov . Zanata is wonderful tool for Translation.

After that we got to know what is “STE”. The full form of STE is Simplified Technical English . This session was taken by Ms. Sushma Chitta. After some lightening talk , we got a chance to know Fuel style guide and UTRRS by Mr. Chandrakant Dhutadmal and Mr. Satyabrata Maitra respectively.

One of the best talk I liked , Translation Assessment by Mr. Ankitkumar Patel and Internationalization and Wikipedia by Mr. Kartik Mistry. At the end of the day, I gave also feedback on this event.

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Second day keynote by Mr. Sam Pitroda was great. After that, talk by Mr. Guntupalli Karunakar on “Indic fonts: Guidelines and Standardization” was very educative. Then  Indic fonts: Guidelines and Standardization by Mr. Arjuna Rao Chavala and Evolution of IMEs for Indian Languages by Mr. Pravin Satpute were really great. I enjoyed interaction with Mr. Pravin during his talk.

At last,Open Panel Discussion was arranged with Mr. Satish MohanMr. M. D. KulkarniMr. RavikantMr. Sudhanwa JogalekarMr. Harshad Gune .

Finally, the conference was ended by Mr. Chandrakant Dhutadmal with Valedictory and Vote of Thanks.

Here I missed my mentor Runa, works at Wikimedia,  who brought me to world of Localization and Opensource.

Finally some group photos were taken .

Over all it was great Conference. I am looking forward to attend the next one in the future.

Again I would like to thank  Mr. Rajesh Ranjan,  Mr. Chandrakant Dhutadmal ,Mr. Ankitkumar Patel for making it a successful project and an event.

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