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Introduction to Python Programming

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 30, 2016 04:44 AM

Annapoornima K. the founder of Pyladies Bangalore chapter will be teaching Python programming at the Centre for Internet & Society office in Bangalore. The event starts at 10.00 a.m.

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National Koha Conclave

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 19, 2016 04:20 PM

Informatics Publishing organized an event at Fortune Park JP Celestial in Bangalore on February 17, 2016. Sunil Abraham delivered the inaugural address on the occasion.

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OER16: Open Culture

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 30, 2016 06:53 AM

The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16: Open Culture, will be held on April 19 and 20, 2016 at the University of Edinburgh. The event is organized by Association for Learning Technology.

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Design!Public (6th Edition)

Design!Public (6th Edition)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:11 AM

The sixth edition of Design Public conceptualized and hosted by CivicLabs, an initiative of the Center for Knowledge Societies was held at Vihara Innovation Campus, New Delhi. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was a panelist.

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CIS Participated in T20 Mumbai, Regional Consultation Meeting, October 19, 2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 20, 2015 01:54 PM

This is the first time that a T20 event, which is a series of preparatory meetings towards G20 summits, is taking place in India. Sumandro Chattapadhyay represented CIS in this consultation, and was a discussant in the session on Technology, Services, and Skills.

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Talamaddale on August 23

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 03:57 PM

A talamaddale ‘Karna Chedana’ and ‘Shalya Nirgamana’ will be organised at Abhisheka mandira on the premises of Manjunatha temple at Kadri on August 23 at 2.30 p.m. Yakshagana playback singers Balipa Narayana Bhagawatha and Puttige Raghurama Holla will take part.

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ಬೆಳ್ತಂಗಡಿ:ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೂ ಲಭ್ಯ ಇರುವ ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ಮುಕ್ತ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ-ಪವನಜ

by U.B.Pavanaja last modified Sep 06, 2015 12:09 PM

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS-A2K) has ongoing partnership with SDM College, Ujire. Students of Masters in Communication and Journalism will be writing articles in Kannada Wikipedia. This academic year’s programme was inaugurated on August 12. It was followed by hands-on workshop. SahilOnline has reported this on August 14, 2015.

ಬೆಳ್ತಂಗಡಿ:ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೂ ಲಭ್ಯ ಇರುವ ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ ಹಾಗೂ ಮುಕ್ತ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ-ಪವನಜ - Read More…

Upload More Kannada Articles on Wikipedia

by U.B.Pavanaja last modified Sep 13, 2015 06:09 AM

Uploading information in Wikipedia helps to develop language, said Indian Languages Programme Manager U B Pavanaja here on Saturday. The article was published in Indian Express (Mangaluru edition) on July 5, 2015.

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Kannada Wikipedia Workshop in Mangaluru (Coverage in Udayavani)

by U.B.Pavanaja last modified Sep 13, 2015 06:17 AM

As part of its ongoing partnership with St Aloysius College Mangaluru, CIS-A2K co-organized a workshop with the Kannada wikipedia community on Kannada Wikipedia. Udayavani covered this in their edition on July 5.

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Not many contributors for Kannada-centric Wiki page

by U.B.Pavanaja last modified Sep 13, 2015 05:42 AM

Wikipedia, which has over 60,000 contributing editors in India, has only 33 Kannadigas contributing to the Kannada section, said Pavanaja U B, programme manager, The Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru.

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Knowledge Sharing Workshop with MIDO and Joosk

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2015 01:48 AM

Sumandro Chattapadhyay led a knowledge sharing workshop with members of Myanmar ICT Development Organisation (MIDO) and Joosk, a design firm that works closely with MIDO.

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Right to Information Act and Open Data Policy in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2015 01:27 AM

Sumandro led a knowledge sharing session at this event organized by Myanmar ICT Development Organization (MIDO) on May 14, 2015.

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Now you can search Google in Kannada, in your handwriting

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 08:29 AM

All you need to do is to make changes in settings on your phone or tablet.

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Odia waits for Google Translate debut - Nine Indian languages available

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 01:27 AM

Odia getting the "classical" status last year was certainly a proud moment for the people of the state, but, it is yet to feature among the languages available in Google's popular translation service.

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Bangla Wiki turns 10

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:10 PM

The 10th anniversary of Bengali Wikipedia was marked with a a gathering of Wikipedians of vernacular languages from across the country and beyond at Jadavpur University. Bengali is one of 20 Indian languages to have a Wikipedia presence. The event also celebrated 14 years of the mother edition in English of the open-access, crowd-sourced online encyclopaedia.

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India backs open source software for e-governance projects

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2015 04:00 PM

India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.

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GoI body National Mission for Manuscripts has digitised 3 million manuscripts

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 05, 2015 03:20 AM

Twelve-year-old government body National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitised over thirty lakh manuscripts and 185,88,390 pages in all as of 31 December 2014, Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation said in the Rajya Sabha this week. He added that the National Archives of India (NAI) is set to digitise another 1,100,000 historic records. The government has spent over Rs 25 lakhs on digitisation as of January 2015 as compared to ~ Rs 36 lakhs in 2012-13.

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Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 27, 2015 02:00 PM

The Department of Linguistics, University of Mumbai and Dr. Rakhmabai Educational Resource and Research Centre in association with ICSSR (WRC) organized a National Symposium on Right to Education and the Future of Our Languages at Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan from March 9 to 11, 2015. Tanveer Hasan was a speaker.

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More articles for Tulu Wikipedia

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 05, 2015 04:33 AM

In all, 100 more articles will be uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia by teachers and students in Udupi shortly, according to Janaki M. Brahmavara, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

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Women's History Month, India-2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 08, 2015 09:18 AM

CIS-A2K is supporting the Indian Wikimedia volunteers organize Wikipedia Women's History Month, India- 2015.

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