Bengali-India FUEL meetup

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Last week, I have arranged one Bengali-India fuel meetup . Total 15 persons were invited for this event. The event started at sharp 11.00 am. Basically, I started with brief introduction on FUEL first. Then I gradually dig into various parts of FUEL like Terminology , Style Guide , Assessment Matrix.

In next phase we started contributing on fuel terminology. Before the event Bengali-India has only one Terminology on Fuel Desktop. But that day we have decided to complete Fuel cloud, web and mobile. So we made two teams. One was for reviewers and one was for string submissions. Both team worked hard together to get the success.

In that day, I got a chance to teach people about proper localization. I mean localization is not only translation. There was some new contributors also. They resolved their quires by asking multiple questions on localization. After all, everyone loves the FUEL project concept.  We can say that FUEL project is going to be the pillar of all language localizations.

At the end of day, there was few strings left. But within that night our energetic team completed it.  Thanks everyone who made it possible. That was true happiness.

Thanks Mozilla for sponsor this event. Thank you so much Matjaž Horvat for setting up this project in pontoon . Pontoon is great for collaborative working .

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Special thanks to Rajesh Ranjan  and entire FUEL team who gave us a chance to contribute here.

Now all the terminologies are here …

  1.  cloud
  2. mobile
  3. web
  4. desktop  (already completed before this event)

All these work can be used for Bengali-India localization for any projects. Actually these terminologies should help new contributor on localization.

After all, this event was great!!!

In future we would organize more events on FUEL .

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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.