Table of Contents
- 1 Personal
- 2 Data Projects
- 3 Web Portals
- 4 Web-based Visualizations
- 5 Citizen Science Projects
- 6 Others
- 7 Shutdown or Closed
This is a micro-grant to support something meaningful in the name of my mother – Nagarathna. The reason for grant could be anything as long its meaningful to you and people around. Though I prefer free and open source or creative commons projects, It’s not a must. It’s a no strings attached grant.
Project page for my and my parents DNA. Raw genome data files are available for research and educational purpose.
DataMeet is a community of Data Science and Open Data enthusiasts. Later became a Trust. It’s a group of individuals on a list who talk about data, open data, and civic issues. We like to throw Open Data Camps and workshops every once in a while.
Open Post Box is a list of crowdsourced, geotagged post boxes across India. You can submit geotagged postbox pictures, find post boxes near you etc. The code is open source and is available on github. You can submit pictures using instagram, twitter or ODK app.
Open DataCamp (ODC) is one/two-day annual unconference in Bangalore. This will be a place for people who are working with data from many sectors to come together and share their projects and ideas. Data is not just for technologists and researchers — journalists, government workers, designers, and NGOs all use or want data in some way shape or form and in India the challenges around getting data and using it are unique and need a dedicated platform to work out solutions. This includes looking at how to make data open so that it’s potential to create more accountability and transparency to improve policies and implementation of projects across industry, citizen sector organizations, and governance. Data Camp will give that platform for Indians to work out what are the problems around getting data and using it to further their projects and enhance the impact they want to make. Open DataCamp is organized by volunteers at DataMeet and led by Thejesh and Nisha Thompson.
OpenCity.in is an Urban Data Portal – A collaboration between Oorvani Foundation and DataMeet.
In cities across India, there is a lack of accessible and robust public data. Citizens often do not have access to quantitative information that helps them understand the state of their neighborhood and their city, as well as support their demands of the local government.
OpenCity.in is a repository of city-related public data from government sources, via RTI or open data processes. All data will be in open data format and free to download; the data is licensed under ODbL and Creative Commons Share Alike.
HOPCOMS was established to help farmers to sell their products. They connect farming community and the consumers. They are based out of Banagalore. They have hundreds of stores in five districts of Karnataka. I have build an API so developers can access the data about the stores like location, rates etc
State of Indian Languages on OpenStreetMap page is to track the effort of bringing OpenStreetMap to Indian languages. The project page has all the reports and charts to track the progress. If you think any other data point or visualization is important. Please do contact me. I will try and add it.
AskYourGovt is a comprehensive database of Public Interest RTI requests and responses. It’s not just an aggregate of RTI responses. It’s a community around “Questioning the Govt” which includes asking more questions, demanding answers, commenting on the responses, building stories and larger public awareness.
1By2Coffee is a podcast hosted by me and is about sharing tech and in general geek life over a cup of coffee. It’s all about sharing interesting technology and internet stuff. Send me a mail if you want to be part of or want to co-host.
I love playing with data. I mostly do the visualizations using web technologies. I have a page with the list of small and big web based data visualizations. Give me your feedback.
Citizen Science Projects
I love to take part and contribute to citizen science projects. Below are some of the projects that I contribute to.
BOINC is a volunteer contributed grid computer system. Volunteers run BOINC clients on their computers which will use unused CPU cycles to perform computations. I use BOINC to contribute to World Community Grid, The Citizen Science Grid and Moo! Wrapper. Visit the project page to see my setup and stats. It also has an how-to start donating the CPU and join my team.
ಕನ್ನಡದ ಎಷ್ಟೋಂದು ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ಕಣಜ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಇಲಾಖೆ, ಸರಕಾರಿ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯಗಳು, ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತು ಹಾಗು ಇನ್ನಿತರೆ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ ಅಂತರಜಾಲ ಪುಟಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ. ಅದರೆ ಅವ್ಯಾವು ಇ-ಪಬ್ (ಮುಕ್ತ ಹಾಗು ಉಚಿತ ಕಡತ ಸ್ವರೂಪ) ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಅವನ್ನು ಇ-ಪುಸ್ತಕ ರೀಡರ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಓದುವುದು ಕಷ್ಟ. ನಾನು ಮೊದಲಿಗೆ, ನನ್ನ ಸ್ವಂತ ಓದಿಗೆ ಇ-ಪಬ್ ರೂಪಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿವರ್ತಿಸಿಕೊಂಡೆ. ಆದರೆ ಈ ಕಡತಗಳು ನನ್ನಂತಹ ಆನೇಕರಿಗೆ ಉಪಯೋಗವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಅನ್ನುವ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದ “ಇ-ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಯೋಜನೆ” ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿದೆ. ಈ ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿ ಪರಿವರ್ತಿಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ.
is simple and quick learning material to learn Kannada. It’s a collection of audio files. Each audio file is a simple conversation in English and Kannada. It also contains text in English, Kannada Transliterated and Kannada. Idea is to keep each step under 60 seconds.
Listing of all the tools I have online. I use them on the go.
Shutdown or Closed
The following projects are shutdown, mostly because I don’t have time to maintain. Let me know if you like to take it up.
EventsBangalore is a community driven events publishing site for Bangalore. You will see listing of events which are often not listed in main stream media.Started in 2005, EventsBangalore has been one of the biggest event covering website for Bangaloreans. As part of the community we also run an email list which again is the most important source for niche events in Bangalore.
We are trying to use twiiter for getting blood in emergency situations. Blood donors follow the twitter id @tweet4blood. Using the website tweet4blood.com anybody can request blood to followers of @tweet4blood who are donors. Tweets are also hashtagged city wise for easy finding. You don’t have to login to tweet it from here. But make sure not to spam the community. Tweet4blood got covered both in national (Bangalore Mirror) and international (SkyNews UK) media.
I was born and brought up in the area now called Electronics city. I still live in a nearby village called Kammasandra.For a long time electronics city was not a preferred residential area. It was just an industrial area where we used go only for work. With the heavy inflow of population, growth of Bangalore, people started moving out of the city. Now virtually electronics city is South Bangalore.MyElectronicsCity is to help the residents of Electronics city and nearby areas with information. MyElectronicsCity.com is site is a community driven information site where you can get, everything you want to know about Electronics City, Bangalore.
Note: OpenBangalore is not completely closed. It’s part of bigger data project called OpenCity.in.
Open Bangalore is a personal initiative towards opening up Bangalore related data, information and allow its citizen to build on that data. As of now it has two running projects.
Bangalore Open Data Repository
Bangalore Open Data Repository is repository of data, code and related artifacts that I have collected in my personal capacity ( My personal introductory blog post ). Its targeted at data enthusiasts, data scientists, researchers and developers who are interested in public data related to Bangalore.