FUEL Contributor Handbook

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Today I am going to share with you FUEL Contributor Handbook, which will help you to start contribution in FUEL Project which aims at solving the Problem of Inconsistency and Lack of standardization in Software Translation across the platform. Not only it works to provide a standardized and consistent look of computer for a language users but also FUEL works to create linguistic and technical resources like standardized terminology resources, computer translation style and convention guides, and assessment methodologies.

Now come to different parts of FUEL Project.

Terminologies
Style guides
UTRRS
Assessment matrix

Before start, I suggest you to do following things

Join the FUEL mailing list

Join the IRC channel #fuel-discuss @ irc.freenode.net

Next, you should look at yourself, who are you! what is your background! Localizer/Translator, Content Writer, Community builder, Developer, QA specialist, Graphic designer.

Localizer/Translator: If you localizer or Translator, you can start translation on FUEL Terminologies module based in your language. If your language is not there, you can request that. Other than that you may create your community style guide in your language.

Not only this, if you are professional localizer/translator, then from your past experience you may propose a new FUEL terminology module like FUEL Tourism, FUEL Legal etc.

Content writer: Some time developer overlooks grammatical mistake, spelling mistake. So as content writer, you can enhance those articles by improving spelling mistakes. As of now, FUEL don’t have much contents. Here are some ideas by which you may start “How to work on of FUEL Terminologies”, “How to create a module for Terminology like ‘FUEL Tourism’ in English” etc. Those will be very short and very specific etc. Other than that, you may start writing “How to get involved in FUEL”. Not only this, you may write official blog post for FUEL etc.

Community Builder: FUEL Community is being gradually developed day by day. People from the world, started contributing in FUEL. But FUEL has a great aim. So FUEL is seeking for Community builder, who are passionate for creating the Open Source Community. As a community builder, you don’t need to be a Technical person, but if you are ! Then it’s awesome. The primary goal of the community builder is creating and managing Regional FUEL community. So community builder can host the event, where he can invite several people from his community and share the concept of FUEL among the people. Also he can arrange the FUEL Hackathon, where invited participants will join start contributing in FUEL terminologies, style guide, translation, coding etc. After the event, he/she can share the event report with FUEL community. In offline, community builder can spread the word for FUEL project, engage more contributor in FUEL. Community builder is always rock star for the community.

Developer: If you are a developer, then you can fix the bug, you can do feature request, you can improve existing system by your code contribution in FUEL’s UTRRS and Assessment Matrix etc products and website. Also you can mentoring new people for code contribution in FUEL project. Other than that you may write FUEL code contribution guide which will be great for new coding contributors.

QA Specialist : If you are QA specialist, you can test FUEL’s UTRRS and Assessment Matrix etc products and website. In testing time you may find bug, you can file that bug. However you may also test some upcoming features which are in beta landings. If you are newbie in QA, then you may triage the bug, verify the bug, close the bug. Other than that you may write quick guide for QA contribution in FUEL.

Graphic Designer: If you love to do design, FUEL would be right place for your contribution. You may help by creating some social graphics, which will be used in social post. Here are some ideas, you can create some graphics on FUEL statistics, FUEL history, FUEL’s award, FUEL’s best accomplishment. Those would be reusable and hosted in FUEL website. Yeah! those graphics should be under creative commons license.

I hope I completed everything in this FUEL contributor handbook.

So now it’s your turn. Don’t wait !! Start your contribution towards FUEL project and join this community.

In the mailing list, introduce yourself and share your interest where you would like to start contribution in FUEL project. FUEL community is so helpful. Anyone of the community, will help you to start the contribution.

If you don’t have any skills, but still you want to contribute in FUEL project, just share your interest with FUEL mailing list. FUEL community members will guide you step by step.

SO DON’T WORRY. YOU JUST NEED PASSION FOR LANGUAGE!

More information about FUEL Project:

Website http://fuelproject.org/

Wiki https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/

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FUEL GILT 2014 conference

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

At last. I would like to thank here Rajesh, Chandrakant and Ankit for supporting activities around Mozilla in this conference. Also I would like to thanks Ani for controlling this event periodically.

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.

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 РAn 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 Mohan, Mr. M. D. Kulkarni, Mr. Ravikant, Mr. Sudhanwa Jogalekar, Mr. 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.