Member introduction and contributions
Mukesh alias ikkumpal
‘I don’t know where to start from. Oh well, lets just create a better world first.’
Hi I’m Mukesh. Being a computer programmer since a very long time, I have been a strong supporter of open source and when the team approached me for this website I was very keen to coach them for it. I must say it has all been worth it and the website has turned out just as we wished. It has been a complete team effort and I have had few opportunities in my life when learning has been so much fun.
As the coach of the team, I helped them to carry out research for the content and guided them on how the site should turn out. I must say things have surely turned out I wished they would.
Akshay alias nobrains
‘I just don’t just believe open source is the way of the future. I know it.’
Hi everybody. I’m Akshay. Participating in Thinkquest and creating this site has been a great experience for me. It gave me a great opportunity to explore a rich subject like open source and enjoy the pleasures of website development, and doing this for a cause all along. It’s been one great experience, something that I will cherish for a long time.
My job as a part of the team included Content development and management, assistance in the design process and team coordination. I also helped in developing the ideas for some of the auxillary features that were implemented on the site.
Prahsanth alias pacific
‘No I’m not an open source fanatic. I’m just trying to put the human gene code online, that’s it ’
Hi I’m Prashanth. People describe me as a south Indian techie with an apetite for open source. I’m a very strong supporter of supporter of open source software and found this competition as a great avenue to express my views and concerns.
Being an open source fanatic, I took it up as my responsibility to manage the content for this project.
Sahil alias bajaj
‘The web – It’s mine’
Hi I’m Sahil. I’m a CSS and Java Script coder. Before I joined this team to compete for Thinkquest, I did not have a very strong knowledge about open source, but ever since I have been a part of this project, my interest and knowledge both have greatly increased. I am proud to say that I am now a believer.
For the website, I did most of the coding in order to create small powerful features that would make the learning process much more enjoyable. I also helped in the bug testing of the website along with providing certain innovative ideas like translation methods.
Rachit alias C3PO
‘Of course I’m not an English geek. All I’m doing is editing the works of Shakespeare and putting them online. Yeah he made some errors at times.’
Hello I’m Rachit. I’m not too much of an open source person to be honest, and just like Sahil this was the first time I was actually doing a major project on it. Ever since we have started this project, I was so influenced that I have actually released the coding projects I’ve done till now online.
As a part of the team, I helped in the development of content. Being fluent in English I took it up the editing of the final content for the website and polishing it for viewing.
Varun alias frankzzsword
‘Let there be design’
Hey I’m Varun. I’m a website and graphics designer. I have always been a very strong open source supporter and knew Prashanth via open source websites and forums. Naturally, I found the topic very interesting and I was keen to be a part of this to make the best of this opportunity. Throughout the website I have tried to reflect the power of open source through the graphics and designs.
For the website, my contributions include designing most of the graphics and designing the basic layout of the website. I also made the style sheets which have been used all along the site. It was my job to integrate the content and the design to produce this site.
Lars alias [alias]
‘I spend most of my time animating things around me. The rest I just waste.’
Hey I’m Lars. I am a flash animator and a graphics designer. I was relatively new to open source since I’m not much of a coder. The project gave me an excellent opportunity to learn more about the topic and I believe I have made the best out of it.
As a part of the team, I did my part by making the introduction video and designing certain graphics. I was also involved in coding some of the extra features available on the site and bug testing.
Inside This Section
Aim of The Site
Our site aims at providing a platform to explore and exploit the use and implementation of Open Source Technologies. Our team sincerely believes that Open Source is the ‘next big thing’. The general perception among people about Open Source is that it is just a concept, a concept which cannot be implemented outside of the programming world. Some associate the whole revolution to the Linux OS. In our site, we have shown the tremendous potential this concept has to change, period.
Process of Creation of Site
The first thing that a person who visits a site sees is the design, the layout and the presentation; or the lack of it. We have tried to create a very ergonomic design, with soft colors, smooth edges and a striking layout which is very easy on the eyes. The entire site was created using standard CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) which ensures compatibility with all platforms.
Features Used in The Website
The quality of a site is decided by the experience a user has while going through it. To ensure that you have a pleasant one, we have incorporated a lot of features in the creation of the site.
Global Perspective & Collaboration
In order to have give true global perspective to things, we have compiled a list of opinions from our programmer friends all over the world in order to eliminate any regional bias that might have crept in during the content creation process. ( Direct and unedited so please ignore any errors if you might see any)
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