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Posts about events and conferences about Telugu computing and technology

2nd International Telugu Internet Conference (ITIC 2012)

The second International Telugu Internet Conference (ITIC 2012) is going to take place from 2nd to 4th of November 2012 in GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam. The theme of this conference is “development of Telugu in the age of internet”. The Department of Information Technology & Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh conducts this annual conference in association with Global Internet Forum for Telugu (GIFT), SiliconAndhra.

Important dates and details about ITIC 2012:
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e-Telugu workshop for Web Developers (Hyderabad, April 15)

e-Telugu, a non-profit organization striving to promote Telugu on computers and the web, is organizing a workshop for web developers on Building Telugu Websites. The workshop will last about 2 hours and covers various topics like Unicode, conveying language information in HTTP and HTML, typing in Telugu, using Telugu fonts with @font-face CSS rule, and Telugu in mobiles.

The workshop is on April 15, 2012 (starts at 10:00 am) at Honeypot campus. For more details, please see the post on e-Telugu website.
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SiliconAndhra releases 3 new Telugu Unicode fonts

Update: The link below now also includes 15 new Telugu Unicode fonts released in ITIC 2012.

On the eve of International Mother Language Day (Feb 21), SiliconAndhra, in association with the IT Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh, released 3 free Telugu Unicode fonts and also launched a website called Telugu Vijavam about technical resources for Telugu computing.

For the impatient, download these 3 Telugu fonts from Telugu Vijayam website.

Here is a screen shot of the homepage of Telugu Vijayam website:

Homepage of Telugu Vijayam Website
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Telugu Baata — a Walk for Telugu

Telugu Baata is an event where enthusiasts walk for Telugu. This is being organized by e-Telugu, an organization working for promotion of Telugu on computers and internet.

This year, the walk in Hyderabad is going to take place on 28th of August at 9.00 am. The walk will start at Telugu Lalitha Kalaathoranam and continue up to Basheer Bagh Press Club. There will be a press conference on the topic of Telugu Bhashaki Adunika hoada (Modern status to Telugu language) at the Press Club.


తెలుగు బాటకి నేను వెళ్తున్నాను!

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The First International Telugu Internet Conference 2011

The first ever International Telugu Internet Conference (ITIC 2011) is being held in Milpitas, California from 28th to 30th of this year. The objective of this conference is to—

… bring together leaders in the field of language computing relating to the Telugu language for a comprehensive overview of this rapidly expanding area of research and development.

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Telugu Wikipedia Marathon in Hyderabad

This Sunday (July 10th, 2011), there will a TeWiki Marathon in Hyderabad. This wikithon is intended to—

  • improve of the quality of articles by reviewing the machine-translated articles and extending online articles
  • help newbies with editing and formatting

For more details, see TeWiki Marathon page in Telugu Wikipedia.
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Upcoming conferences

Two upcoming conferences that have something for Telugu, Unicode, Localization:

35th Internationalization & Unicode Conference is happening in Santa Clara, CA, USA on the days of October 17 – 19, 2011. It has interesting tutorials and presentations on topics like internationalization, localization issues, multilingual fonts, etc. You can see more details on the program details page.

2nd World Telugu Writers Conference is happening in Vijayawada, India on the days of August 13 – 15, 2011. Krishna District Telugu Writers Association is conducting this conference. Please see the invite and more details.

Symposium on Telugu Computing — April 16, Hyderabad

SiliconAndhra (a Telugu literary and cultural organization), in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh, is organizing a one-day symposium in Hyderabad about Telugu computing. This is a brainstorming session to assess and take stock of the current state of affairs in the use of Telugu in Internet and Information Technology.

There are many people and organizations are working in the areas of Telugu computing. It will be helpful to get all the interested parties together and talk about the current status and discuss future direction and find opportunities for collaboration.

Here are the details about the event:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, April 16, 2011 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Place: Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy Huaman Resource Development Institute (MCRHRD), Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

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e-Telugu stall in 23rd Hyderabad Book Fair

e-Telugu, an organization working for Telugu on the web, is operating a stall (Stall No. D, next to Eenadu stall) in the 23rd Hyderabad Book Fair.

If you didn’t know yet: 23rd Hyderabad Book Fair is taking place at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad. The timings are 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm for 10 days starting from 19th of December to 28th.
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Telugu Blogs Day — 2nd Sunday of December

This year’s Telugu Blogs Day is on Sunday, 14th of December. If you are in Hyderabad, you can join us in e-Telugu meeting.

Telugu Blogs Day is celebrated to encourage the spread and growth of Telugu blogs. The idea of Blogs Day was started in 2007 as the TeluguBlog group crossed 1,000 members in December of that year.
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