I attended this meet and kept typing in my observations to keep myself completely concentrated about what is being said. This has been sitting as a text file in my drive without purpose, so I thought it would be better taken care online.
3:50PM: Introduction by T.Shrinivasan 3.52PM: Technical talk 1: Swift by Yogesh OpenStack - Swift - Object Storage Component -> public cloud -> private cloud, home server, admistration -> VMs -> Image Server -> Volatile machines -> Virtual hard disk -> Block Storage -> Amazom EBS -> Authentication Server -> User permissions -> Object storage -> data stored in Slide 1: Introduction * Object Storage * Analogous to AWS S3 * API based access only - no mount, no format, no file system - recent developements give a illusion of file system - Pyhton running over Aapache * Major Usage - Media and Big Data Storage Slide 2: Use Cases * Media Storage * Big Data Storage * Backup and archival * Conten Delivery * Data distribution Slide 3: Features * REST based API * versioning * Scalable and distributed * Redunant( Replications ) - Minimum of 3 * Streaming Support * Cheap( community Servers ) Slide 4: Components * Proxy Server - gateway to use the system - autheticates using authetication server * Account Server - holds info about containers * Container Server - hold info about object * Object Server - holds the actual data * Rings - Hashing of the data * Caching Server - caching data and authetication code Slide 5: Contribution * Contibutor's License agreement * Fork from Github / Pull Request * Patches / Bug Fixes * Python Slide 6: Getting Help * Mailing Lists * Blogs & Social Media * Documentation * IRC * Meetups - meetup.com 4.26PM: Wikimedia India Chapter - Bala Jeyaraman (SodaBottle) Overview about the Wikipedia related talks * Introduction to Bala and Surya Prakash 4.31PM: State of Tamil Wikipedia - Surya Prakash * What is Wikipedia? - Online Refrence Wikipedia * Contributors and what they do? * Statistics about the Wikipedia usage * Contibutors - Who they are? What they do? * Edits - What are wikipedia edits? * What do you achieve by editing wikipedia? - Writing style and fluentcy - Team work and co-operation - Critical thinking and analysis - Global Society * Other Wikipedia Projects - Wiki Source - Wiki Books - WikiPedia - Wikimedia Commons - Wiki News - Wiki Quotes - Wiktionary * What wikipedia is not? - a dictionary - a text book - an archive - an advertisement board - a chat room - a blog - a campign tool - a correction tool - a research publication - an experimental tool * User Contibution - Writing a new article - Translation from other language wikipedia articles - Structuring the esssays - Wikifying the content - Referencing - Updating the content - Administartion work ( by Administrators ) - Introducing Wikipedia to others - Coding by Programmers - Adding Media - User Opinions - Verification of work - Graphic Files & Sound files * Tamil Input in Tamil Wikipedia 5.02PM: Copyright of Content contributed to Wikipedia - BalaJeyaraman answering to queries 5.21PM: State of Wikimedia India Chapter - Bala Jeyaraman 5.35PM: Interactive session 6.30PM: Exchanged pleasentaries and dispersed. Two college students tugged around me and I ended up talking non-stop 30-40mins about coding and GSoC