ILUGC Monthly Meet (March 9 2013 )

ILUGC Monthly Meet (March 9 2013 )

Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] is spreading awareness on Free Open Source Software in Chennai since Jan 1998. We meet regularly on every month second Saturday with technical talks and discussions on various Free software.

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We have our Meet on March 9, 2013

Check the details below.

ILUGC Monthly Meet (March 9 2013):-

Time : Sat March 9, 2013 (3.00 – 5.30 PM)

Venue: Classroom No 3,
Areo Space Engineering,
Near Gajendra Circle,
IIT Madras.

Link for the Map:


State of the Tamil Wiki

Brief summary:

Tamil Wikipedia has emerged as one of the strongest indic language wiki projects. From a modest start in 2003 it has grown to more than 50000 articles. Surya Prakash a Tamil wiki administrator will present a brief overview of Tamil Wiki, its history and the status of various projects of Tamil wiki – past, present and future.

Duration: 30 minutes (approx).

Speaker : Surya Prakash S. A.

About Speaker: Surya Prakash is a Tamil Wikipedia Administrator and contributor.

suryasalem2010 AT


Introduction to Tamil Wiktionary

by Thagaval Uzhavan [ tha.uzhavan AT ]

Brief info about the talk:

Wikipedia might be the best known among wikimedia projects but it is not the only one. A good example of other well used wiki projects is Wiktionary. The Tamil Wiktionary is the second most active Wikiproject in Tamil after Wikipedia. Thagaval Uzhavan an administrator in Tamil

Wikipedia will present an overview of the project, its history and explain the way of contributing to it.

Duration: 20 mins (approx).


Topic: Introduction to Wikimedia India Chapter


Wikimedia Foundation oversees the sprawling Wiki movement. Its chapter in India is based in Bangalore and coordinates various off wiki volunteer activities. Bala Jeyaraman, a current member of its Executive Council will present a light on the organisation, its priorities, activities and plans for community expansion in TamilNadu.

About Speaker : Bala Jeyaraman [ sodabottle AT ]

Duration: 20 mins (approx).


Topic: Introduction to OpenStack Object Storage — Swift


OpenStack is a python based open source cloud computing framework.

It is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project that is free open
source software released under the terms of the Apache License. The project is managed by
the OpenStack Foundation, a non-profit corporate entity established in September 2012 to promote, protect and empower OpenStack software and its community.

More than 150 companies have joined the project among which are AMD, Intel, Canonical,
SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, NEC, VMware and Yahoo!. It is portable software, but is mostly developed and used on the Linux operating system.

The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects that control large pools
of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed
through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to
provision resources through a web interface.

Links to read:

Speaker : Atul Jha [ koolhead17 AT gmail DOT com ]

Atul jha is one of the coordinators for OpenStack India chapter, they are actively involved in promoting and organizing OpenStack in India.

He contributes to OpenStack Documentation.
he co authored the book “OpenStack Beginner’s Guide V3.0”

Duration : 30 min

General group discussions on any queries, events etc.
CDs/DVDs can be shared on prior request.
Announce this to all your friends, social network sites etc.

All are welcome. Entry Free


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