December 18, 2014

Swatantra 2014: Tracks Coordinated by SMC

Swatantra 2014: Tracks Coordinated by SMC

Swatantra 2014 is the fifth International Free Software Conference at Kerala organized by ICFOSS. The event is on 18 - 20 December 2014, Hotel Hycinth by Sparsa, Trivandrum.
Swathanthra Malayalam computing is a supporting organization and we are participating in many programs as part of the conference. Anivar Aravind Represented SMC in Swatantra 2014 Steering Commitee.


SMC coordinates a track on Indic language computing on 19th. Venkatesh Hariharan (Founder of Indlinux and Former Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs with Google) presents "A National Roadmap for Indic Computing". Santhosh Thottingal, (Project Admin, SMC and Senior Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation) talks on "Building Blocks of Indic Language Computing- An analysis of Current Status". Rajesh Ranjan from FUEL project talks about "Desi Content, Standardization, and its Strategy". Sayamindu Das Gupta present "Indic Computing: Some reflections".
Anivar Aravind (Secretary, SMC) speaks about "Sustaining community Initiatives: SMC experience". Varnam project will be launched at same track .

SMC and ICFOSS coordinates Free Mobile Platforms track. Speakers and topics are as follows.

Topic Presenters
Track 6. Free Mobile Platforms (Chair: Dr. G. Nagarjuna, FSF-India, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm / 19 Dec, Hall 1)
1 Firefox OS Mr. Pravin Sridar, Mozilla Kerala
2 Cyanogenmod & AOSP Mr. Jishnu Mohan, SMC
3 Replicant Mr. Paul Kocialkowski, Replicant (Video)
4 Indic keyboard, Firefox Indic IME & Silpa Android SDK Mr. Hrishikesh K.B, SMC
5 A dive into various Free and OpenSource Mobile Platforms -Current state & Challenges Mr. Siji Sunny, MELabs

SMC also coordinates the track about Mapping & OpenStreetMaps, Praveen A from SMC chairs this track. Speakers in this track is given below

Topic Presenters
Track 9. Mapping & OpenStreetMaps (Chair: Mr. Praveen A, SMC, 9:45 am - 12:15 pm / 20 Dec, Hall 3)
1 FOSS tools for Remotesensing and Geoprocessing Mr. Sajith VK
2 Mapping efforts in an unsurveyed land - an Open Street Map experiment at Koorachundu Village Panchayat Mr. Jaisen Nedumpala, Mr. Ark Arjun
3 Mozilla Location Services Ms. Soumya Deb , Mozilla

Sathyaseelan master and Nalin Satyan will present "Alt approach to input text and Kerala experiments with accessibility.". Praveen A from SMC talks in a track about Freedom on Cloud.

We look forward for a good learning experience and wish all success to the conference.