Today I am going to share about “FUEL GILT 2014 , November 14-15,
Pune, India , the largest FOSS event in India for language technology.
Last two week ago, I attended this conference and this was great event. Also in last year I attended “FUEL GILT 2013” as a participant but this time I participated as Speaker of one topic and as Mozilla’s presence organizer. Basically The organizers of FUEL GILT Conference were Red Hat and C-DAC GIST and supported by mozilla in this year.
Let me tell a brief what FUEL is. Before that we need to know some true facts. We loves consistency, The consistency of any product can only be achieved by standardization of its process and components . We always would like to follow this in Software localization . So for that standardization of commonly used terms in software localization, FUEL community has taken this initiative. But what is “FUEL GILT” — This is annual gathering for all about language technology world, all about GILT industry – G11N, I18N, L10N, and translation world and this event also shows us the pain and conflicts of different cultures and languages.
Let’s dig more into it ….
Very first day, the event was started at sharp 2.30 pm with registration.Then Rajesh Ranjan , the main person behind this Fuel, gave the Welcome Address . FUEL GILT Conference 2014 was inaugurated by Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Professor Arun Nigavekar, Professor K P Mohanan, Raiomond Doctor . Also Mr. Mahesh Kulakarni was there from C-DAC Gist. They were all key note speakers. Everyone of them is one of the most highly profiled person in india. Then Ankitkumar Patel, Chandrakant Dhutadmal started with Mission of Fuel. This was exciting to learn what Fuel gained in last year and what will in next year. Next session given by Ravikant on FUEL for Film: Learning from History. In his presentation , he used some panoramic sentences from hindi old film which is really really very pleasant and awesome. Then we jumped on dinner with delicious food items.
Next day, we had two several tracks one was talk and another workshop. Started with “Why globalization? – The world wide picture” by Pravin Satpute . Then it was run by several talks. Besides workshop was going on also. There was basically 6 workshops. I had one workshop on ” Localization of Firefox Marketplace Apps / WebApps ” . My presenation also has been hosted here .
after all talks and workshops done, Open House was started. It was great discussion.
In both days some group pics were taken and swags were distributed among the participants.
Then Chandrakant ended this conference with vote of thanks.
As a part of this fuel community I have learnt so many things and will learn in future also.
For photos special thanks goes to Krishnababu. More photos here.
I have taken some photos here.
After reading my blog, I hope you like it.
Bye. have a great time.