Open Weekends


Category Addons, Apps, Coding, Mozilla Leadership Network, Web Development

Hashtag #openweekends #chennai

Description OSS communities coming together to conduct sessions, workshops and hackathons for a full weekend.

Venue Railsfactory , Chennai

City Chennai

Region Tamil Nadu

Country India

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Event Agenda

Day 1: 25th May 2013 | Talk Sessions

  1. Jai Pradeesh – About Fedora; How its architecture is built, how it fares better than other linux distros, Why Fedora? Jai is a student ambassador with the Fedora Project.

  2. Gautam Kumar - Basics of building a parser and lexer with ANTLR4, Constructing a Grammar, Listener and Visitor Patterns and building a simple DSL to generate html forms and an expression calculator. Gautam is a software engineer with Orangescape Technologies, Chennai.

  3. Yogesh Girikumar – Openstack 101 - What it is, how it works, why we need. Yogesh works is a member of Open Stack community.

  4. Ravishankar – Wordpress – Hosting it, doing custom works in Wordpress and doing business with it.

  5. Soumya Deb and Gauthamraj- Mozilla Contributor Mentoring Days – how entry level contribution to Mozilla can be made easy. How you may contribute to Development, L10N, Design team, Web Dev, Webmaker and others within Mozilla project. Soumya Deb is community member of Mozilla India and works for Red Hat. Gauthamraj works for Tata Consultancy Services.

Day 2: 26th May 2013 | Hackathon

  1. Sibichakravarthi - Introduction to Wikipedia
  2. Surya Prakash - Introduction to Translate Wiki
  3. Shanmugam P - Introduction to Bots in Wiki projects
  4. Bala Jeyaraman - Introduction to Wiki data
  5. Raveendraboopathi - Photography Tutorial

Hackathon Sessions

  1. Mediawiki Hackathon

  2. Firefox Hackathon – You may build addons for Firefox, customize your browser and make apps for the Firefox OS. There will be people to help you around. There will also be Firefox phones to test your apps realtime [ Yay! :) ]

The talk and hackathon sessions will happen in parallel.

Communities like Wikpedia, Mozilla and Chennai Linux Users' group come together to organize an event - Open Weekends - to bring more inter-community collaboration and outreach. Workshops, Hackathons and Talks have been planned.

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