Few notes on Wikimedia hackathon 2022 at Villupuram – VGLUG


"Alright folks. It is showcase time. Show here the cool hacks you did in last 2 or days in wikimedia hackathon".Lucas announced this in IRC and telegram channels. It was Sunday night 8.30 PM IST. I was returning to chennai, in a bus.Joined the JitSi meet to see what the world has done recently. "Good … Continue reading Few notes on Wikimedia hackathon 2022 at Villupuram – VGLUG

Exploring command line marc file validator


A little background for the MARC file From - https://opensource.com/article/17/4/bit-about-marc-handlers <Quote>MARC stands for MAchine Readable Cataloging records. It's a format first developed in the 1960s for the U.S. Library of Congress in order to facilitate the exchange of bibliographic records among libraries. By the mid-1970s, it was an international standard, used around the world. Programming and … Continue reading Exploring command line marc file validator

Notes on 15 days online IRC based mentoring for Python Projects


Payilagam is a IT training center in Velachery, Chennai. Its owner Muthu Ramalingam and his team strongly believe in Open Educational Resources. They have published all their courses in Tamil language, online as YouTube Videos. You can see all the courses here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdw_PocG9G8-y4f6wYkz8og/playlists There are many people ask for in person classes and they … Continue reading Notes on 15 days online IRC based mentoring for Python Projects

Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Vienna, Austria – Day 1


Reached Vienna yesterday evening. It is a nice, clean, low crowd, cold city. Walked around the city till midnight. The Day 1 of the hackathon started with a welcome session. Organizors explained about the event. Then, mentors introduced themself and many people pitched for working together with their projects. We are 260 participants from 48 … Continue reading Notes : Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 – Vienna, Austria – Day 1

Attending MediaWiki Hackathon at Vienna, Austria


Hackathons are the events I love most. We sit together with fellow developers, pick any task, focus and work till we make some minimum viable product or complete the project. I have attended mediawiki hackathon, chennaigeeks hackathons, and Tamil Open Source hackathons in chennai. They gave great results and good projects. For the first time, … Continue reading Attending MediaWiki Hackathon at Vienna, Austria

Project Idea – Automation script needed to download British Library books


British Library has already digitized many Indian books (including Tamil, Bengali and other languages) and uploaded them in their website.[1]  The books are split in separate pages in .tiff format, so, we need a script to automate the process of transferring them in Internet Archive/Commons as a single pdf/djvu file, so that we can use … Continue reading Project Idea – Automation script needed to download British Library books