Archive for the ‘Talks’ Category

OpenStreetMap as Infrastructure – The Fifth Elephant, Bangalore, 2014

I spoke at the premier data conference in the country yesterday, the Fifth Elephant run by HasGeek, about using OpenStreetMap as infrastructure for geographic datasets and applications featuring Moabi – a collaborative mapping platform for monitoring natural resources extraction in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Find the summary of the narration here and a more […]

‘He who controls the map, controls the future’ – On Maps and Politics.

Last week, I spoke at the National Institute of Design, Bangalore about maps and how they involve in politics. This is a topic that I have been wanting to explore. Many thanks to Riju and Sanjay for all their inputs. Here’s the slide deck.

Crowdsouricng Data: Strategies, Stories, Tools.

I was a facilitator at the Techcamp Bangalore where I introduced several strategies of crowdsourcing data to the broad group of non-profit organisations. My idea was to walk the participants through two stories that I’m personally part of – Akshara Foundation and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team – by asking four key questions – What data […]

Data and Maps workshop for IT for Change, Bangalore.

Few weeks back, I ran a three day workshop for the developers at IT for Change in Bangalore. They have been quite involved in OpenStreetMap by mobilising graduate students in various towns of Karnataka to map public infrastructure. Apart from this spatial data, they have collected demographics about these towns on several aspects. The workshop […]

Data and Maps workshop at OpenDataCamp Bangalore.

Kaustubh and I did a 6 hour long workshop on Data and Maps at the OpenDataCamp Bangalore 2013. Find everything related to the workshop here.

The Working with Data Workshop, Chennai.

Riju, Shashank and I pulled off a three day workshop at the Institute for Financial Research and Management, Chennai during 3-5 August. Francesca was around to support us. The key idea behind the workshop was to introduce ways of collecting, processing and analysing the data. Right after the Fifth Elephant, we got together in Bangalore […]

Exploring GIS Technologies for Participatory Mapping

We were part of the planning meeting of one of IT for Change’s project – “Making local governance work for women- Exploring new institutional possibilities”. Riju and I spoke about maps, stories and how participatory mapping can be leveraged in social projects. Here’s the presentation and our notes.

Our Street, Our Map: Introduction to OpenStreetMap – OSS Camp, Hubli

Riju and I introduced OpenStreetMap at the OSS Camp at BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka. On the second day Riju got the students together to map their campus! Here’s the presentation.

LaTeX Training and Career Tips, talk at MES College of Engineering.

Back in Bangalore after 6 days of awesome fun in Calicut. Took a break for Eid and hit home on Friday. Couple of mark lists and course certificates remained to be collected from the college. Hence I was planning a visit to MES this time. Spoke to Sajith Sir and found that Tuesday is a […]

The very special Pycon 2011

Download the talk and watch the video. This edition of Pycon was in fact very special in different perspectives. I came to know that my talk was selected from Kartik. It has been a while since I hacked on Python with Android but I did follow the updates and new releases. 4 days before the […]