Talks 2017-01-02T20:06:41+00:00

I didn’t start actively maintaining this page until May 2015, but I’ll slowly try to add old talks information here. Talks are listed in reverse chronological order.

  • \Presented a paper titled “Fostering Knowledge societies with read & write access: The role of FOSS as Information Infrastructure” in panel on “Public Domain, open licensing, copyright reform – a spectrum of approaches to Access to Knowledge” on The Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest Dec 15-17, 2015 , National Law University, Delhi, India
  • Facilitated a session on Global South Perspectives in Net neutrality and Zero rating at Mozilla Festival, November 6-8 2015, Ravensbourne, London, UK
  • Presented Case study on SMC in Consultation on OSS Policy of Government of India, Organized by SFLC.IN, CIS and ICFOSS., New Delhi, 29 May 20150“Indian language computing- the community perspective” – UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Malayalam Informatics, Christ College, Irinjalakkuda, 26,27 February, 2015
  • Sustaining community Initiatives: SMC experience” Indian Language computing Track, Swathanthra 2014, Fifth International Conference on Free Software and Free Society. 18—20 December 2014, Hotel Hycinth by Sparsa, Trivandrum
  • Launch Presentation of Indic Project—13th Anniversary celebration of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing 16,17, December 2014
  • “Malayalam Computing, Status – Opportunities and way forward” Talk in Amma Malayalam- Malayalam Day Celebration, Technopark Trivandrum, November 5, 2014
  • “Language Computing Initiatives under SMC” – Workshop on Free Mobile Platforms, ICFOSS, Technopark, Thiruvanathapuram 11-12 March 2014
  • Contributing to Indian Language computing efforts” Talk on IEEE All-Kerala Students’ Congress (AKSC)-2014, The College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET) September 27, 2014
  • Participated in the panel on “Malayalam Language and Wikipedia” Wiki Sangamotsavam 2013, Alapuzha, 21, 22 December 2013
  • “12 years of Malayalam Computing and the way forward” IEEE Kerala Section Technical Talk, 7th August 2013
  • “Indic Scripts on Mobile – Status and Roadmap” FUEL GILT Conference 2013, Marriott Courtyard, Pune, India
  • “A Computing Road-map for Malayalam University”: Approach paper prepared by SMC. Presented at Malayalam Computing Stakeholder consultation organized by Malayalam University and Govt of Kerala, 8th February, IMG, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Aron Schwartz memorial lecture – SAFI College of Science and Technology, Calicut February 2013
  • Re-imagining freedom movements in Internet age, Public Talk in Difference in Democracy Conference, Cochin, November 2012
  • “Privacy In India: Issues and Challenges” – Public Talk in Friday Club hall, Cochin, Organised by various civil society groups November 2012
  • “Privacy In India: Issues and Challenges” – Public Talk in Yara Auditorium, Calicut , Organized by various civil society groups Oct 2012
  • “India’s Invisible Censorship”: Presentation in ViBGYOR Film Festival 2012 Mini-conference on South Asia: Emerging concerns on civil liberty Feb 2012
  • E-Governance and Privacy in India: Challenges and way forward: talk in Gnowledge Lab, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR january 2012
  • Indic computing scene and steps forward: Consultation of “Future Directions of Free Software in Kerala” organised by International Centre for Free and Ope n Source Software (ICFOSS) 9th August 2011, Technopark, Thiruvanathapuram
  • FOSS tools in in Disaster Preparedness: Story of Sahana, Ushahidi & Openstreetmap: FOSSmeet@NITC Calicut, Kerala Feb 2011
  • State Surveillance in India: IT Act 2008 to Black Berry Case, Say No to UID Campaign, Delhi Public Meeting, August 2010
  • Challenges to Knowledge commons, The Civil Society Summit: The State of the Republic @ 60, Bangalore, January 2010
  • Introduction to Free Knowledge: Concept, Framework and Practice, SFD Celebration of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, Calicut September 2009
  • Emerging Concerns on ICTs for Development, South Asian peoples Assembly, Colombo, Srilanka, July 2008
  • Silent, Vibrant & Distributed: History of Free Software movement in India , National Conference on Free Software, November 2008
  • Subverting Peoples Power & Needs: Asian Development Bank in Kerala , South Asian Workshop on IFIs and Debt, Srilanka, 15-17 January 2008
  • Open Standards, and why it is necessary for a democratic society, NIT FOSSMEET, March 2008
  • From Seeds to Software: Culture of Copying, NIT FOSSMEET February 2007
  • Window to Freedom, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram Nov 2005