- Mindtrek Openmind-conference (Polish CC)
- 1st HackerSPACE training program (Space-Kerala)
- IGNITE International Girls Hackathon event held at SPACE FEB 13-16, 2015 (Space-Kerala)
- SPACE-KERALA teams up with Global Fund for Women on the IGNITE International Girls (Space-Kerala)
- Inauguration of Accessible Computing Facility for Visually Challenged Students at Thiruvananthapuram (Space-Kerala)
News from the Competence Centers
The Finnish Centre for Open Systems And Solutions (COSS), is coordinating the biggest open source conference in Finland called Mindtrek Openmind. COSS is a non-profit organisation found in 2003 which makes it one of the oldest open source centres in Europe. Our mission is to promote open source, open data, open standards and open interfaces here in Finland.Tampere, Finland Tue, 2015-09-22 - Thu, 2015-09-24
1st HackerSPACE training program is successfully completed this month. Two months long Python training program started in Dec 2014. 8 girls successfully completed the training program. ZestyBeanz Technologies provided financial support for the training program. Training was lead by Dr Lalitha Prasad, former Head of Corporate Learning Centre, Tata Consultancy Services, Trivandrum. Experts from ZestyBeanz and SPACE also gave lectures to the participants.Categories: Free SoftwareNewsTraining
SPACE-KERALA, in partnership with Global Fund for Women, led the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon event, organized by Global Fund for Women, in India - one of the hackathon event locations, at SPACE, Kerala on February 13-16, 2015. Seven different teams of girl coders joined their hands to contribute their talent, ideas, and creativity to build real world solutions to a critical challenge facing women and girls: access to safe spaces.Categories: Free SoftwareNews
Hackathon to give girls more and better access to “safe spaces” globally SPACE-KERALA is thrilled to partner with Global Fund for Women on the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon to bring together girl coders from around the world. We are leading the India Hackathon event February 14-15, where girls will contribute their talent, ideas, and creativity to build real world solutions to a critical challenge facing women and girls: access to safe spaces.Categories: Free SoftwareNews
Inauguration of Accessible Computing Facility for Visually Challenged Students at Thiruvananthapuram
On January 14th, 2015, an Orca-enabled GNU/Linux lab for visually challenged students was inaugurated by Kerala’s Minister for Social Welfare Dr.M.K.Muneer at GCTE, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram. Lab was setup with the technical support from SPACE. During the function visually challenged Orca trainer C.N.Sukumaran demonstrated how the screen reader is being used.Categories: News
From December 15th to 18th 2014, a 4-day training program was organized at Thiruvananthapuram in association with Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of the Department of Education, University of Kerala, in which thirty teacher educators and researchers participated. The program covered Claymation (creating animation using clay) and Programming for Beginners.Categories: Free SoftwareNewsTraining
On 30 October, Alicja Laskowska from Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center presented the validation approach used in MARKOS at eChallenges 2014 conference. (Thursday 30th, Session 8b).
eChallenges conference provides an international forum to foster ICT related entrepreneurship and innnovation, share experiences, increase awareness of innovative applied ICT applications and research results, and identify opportunities for research collaboration under Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Research and Innovation Programme that runs from 2014 – 2020.
Gone are the days when parents of autistic children had to run from pillar to post to get help to bring their child into the mainstream. They knew that diagnosis and intervention at the right time would help their children. But how to intervene after diagnosis was the big question. Allaying every fear, new technology has come into their midst like a messiah, thanks to ‘Insight’, a Thiruvananthapuram-based firm which has revolutionised the rehabilitation of autistic children.Categories: EducationInsightNews