Bengali-India FUEL Meetup

Bengali-India FUEL Meetup

First of all I want to give a brief description on FUEL project. FUEL is an open source effort that aims to solve the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in software translation across platforms. FUEL provides linguistic and technical resources, such as standardized terminology resources, computer translation style and convention guides, assessment methodologies, complex text-layout rendering references, and translation assessment matrices. FUEL can be adopted by any localized content-generating organization or team that wants to ensure consistently high quality. The approach of FUEL to create linguistic resources is not different from any software development. The uniqueness of the idea behind FUEL is the power of collaborative innovation.

Last Week, on 22nd February we the Bengali India Community organized an event named as bn_IN FUEL Meetup. A group of 15 enthusiastic localizers were invited to the event but hardly 10 came up and atlast 4-5 members worked hard to complete those 3 given FUEL projects.

On the first phase Biraj Karmakar, the organizer of this event took us to the depth of the FUEL projects. Where hr told us about the FUEL Terminology , Style Guide , Assessment Matrix.

On the very next half we started contributing to the Pontoon projects of FUEL terminologies. There were 3 new comers. We started to give them task and they were submitting and side by side we were also reviewing their submissions. Then as we had a very short time left. We divided ourselves into two parts. Me and Biraj Karmakar. I started the cloud part and biraj da started the web part.

At the end of the day, few strings were left. I came back home and sat down with those strings and finished it within that night only. 🙂

Thanks to Mozilla and obviously Biraj Karmakar for this event and I also want to thank Matjaž Horvat for setting up this project in pontoon. Pontoon is just soo Freaking AWESOME. 🙂

Special thanks to Rajesh Ranjan  and entire FUEL team who gave us this chance.

And yes till now, I am the top most contributor at Pontoon.. 🙂 😀 which inspires me a lot.. 🙂

Top Contributors of Pontoon.

I want to mention some names at the end who helped us to complete the project on that day only. They are:

1. Mainak Roy Chowdhury

2. Koustav Samadder (Reviewer)

3. Pavak Paul

4. Biraj Karmakar (Reviewer)

5. Sayantan Saha

6. Ayan Choudhury (Reviewer)

Now Some Glimpses of that day.. 🙂

Doing Good Is A Part Of Our Code… 😀

Hive Kharagpur, Experience at its BEST!!!

Hive Kharagpur, Experience at its BEST!!!

The definition of awesomeness was realized by me again, hell yea its all over again at Hive Kharagpur!!! Merely it was a place for fun, merely it was an event. Yes the thing it was, was the togetherness and determination of every mozillians in Kolkata & Kharagpur to make something good, to learn teach and share, to make Hive Successful. “Hive KGP” the best-est thing of 2014 according to me.

Overview of Hive:

Hives are comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit startups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). Together, they create opportunities for youth to learn within and beyond the confines of traditional classroom experiences, design innovative practices and tools that build the field for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice.

The Hive model is supported by three levels of engagement: Events: Organizations with shared learning goals unite to provide a fun, engaging event for youth as a first step towards exploring longer-term collaboration. Hive Learning Communities: Community organizers with an interest in Hive’s core principles come together to begin putting connected learning tools and practices into practice through regular meet-ups and events. Hive Learning Networks: Officially designated Learning Networks with an operational budget and staff commit to promoting innovative, open-source learning models in partnership with a communities’ civic and cultural organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and learners.

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The Mozilla Day Kolkata, 2014

The Mozilla Day Kolkata, 2014

On the occasion of the inaugurating the Firefox Club of WBUT, Mozilla Kolkata Community organised an event. The main purpose of the event was to promote the awareness of FOSS and Mission Mozilla and to invite new contributors, recruiting new FSA and many other things.

Venue:- West Bengal University of Technology.
Date & Time:- 11th November,2014. 11 am onward.
College Organizer- Ranodeep Saha
Mozillian Organizer- Ayan Choudhury & Swarnava Sengupta
Mozilla Reps Mentor- Soumya Deb
Total Attendees: 200px

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Bengali India Firefox for Android (Fennec) Community Launch Event

Bengali India Firefox for Android (Fennec) Community Launch Event

Overview of The Event:

This was the first exclusive Firefox for Android Launch event all over the India. Mozilla Bengali India Community hosted the Bengali India Firefox for Android (Fennec) Community Launch Event which has been designed as an invitation-only event for core contributors to Firefox for Android in Bn-In. The event was to recognise and celebrate the milestone of releasing Fennec in Bengali language and the extra efforts of the Bengali India Firefox for Android (Fennec) Bengali localization community in India, public recognition for the contributors and inviting more participation in the Bengali community’s efforts in making Firefox for Android, and Mozilla software available in Indic languages and driving public adoption and use of these newly available localization.

The main attraction of the Event was the BN-IN Localization Lion. Here is this:

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