The textil industry is dominated by some big players and proprietary file formats for digital cut patterns. With the maker scene getting a big push with 3D printers, it is time to push for open digital sewing pattern creation as well.
Susan Spencer already works for some time on this goal. She created plugins for creating and portraying sewing patterns in Inkscape and documents her work on the TauMeta Website.
The next goal is to enable designers to upload and customize patterns online through a web interface. This is why we are meeting up at a workshop after the Libre Graphics Meeting in Madrid. I believe this is exciting and offers many people a way to collaborate on patterns around the world.
As textil making is very big in Vietnam and other Asian countries, this could be very interesting for people. I can see that it would also offer ways for small business owners to work together.
Susan Spencer and Hong Phuc Dang at the Digital Pattern Workshop after LGM 2013
Thank you for a great event! The Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 took place in Madrid from April 10-13.
While the participation of Asian contributors is still low, talking to developers and designers it is clear that Asian users are "on their map". Designing fonts that include characters for Asian languages for example is high on the agenda.
I would be happy to help people who are interested in font design to get in touch with established font projects. Please get in touch with me, if you are interested.
Pippin (Øyvind Kolås) from the Gimp project and Hong Phuc Dang at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013
Hong Phuc Dang and Sirko Kemter discussing Inkscape at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013
Graphics Tool Social Meet up with Gimp and GNOME developers at Libre Graphics Meeting
Fontforge presentation with Dave Crossland and Ben
Crypto Stick has been accepted as a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2013. If you are a student interested in working on cool crypto stuff, developing a high security system, latest web security or embedded programming - this is for you. You can apply for a project and if accepted the mentors will work with you over the summer and Google will sponsor you 5000 USD during that time.
Please check out the ideas page at https://www.assembla.com/spaces/cryptostick/wiki/Ideas or suggest your own idea.
And, join the mailinglist to discuss it: https://lists.crypto-stick.org/mailman/listinfo/dev
Your applications should be submitted through Google Melange (https://google-melange.com) between March 26 and April 6. Generally, it is better to submit your application early as mentors like to discuss proposals.
Important dates are:
* March 17-25: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.
* March 26, 19:00 UTC: Student application period opens.
* April 6, 19:00 UTC: Student application deadline.
You can continue to submit additional information and comments into the system after your initial application submission. In order to participate in the program, you must be a student in an accredited institution or university.
* Crypto Stick project: http://crypto-stick.org
* Ideas Page: https://www.assembla.com/spaces/cryptostick/wiki/Ideas
* GSOC Progam F&Q: https://google-melange.appspot.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/googl...
* Crypto Stick Mailing List: https://lists.crypto-stick.org/mailman/listinfo/dev
* Google Melange: http://google-melange.com
We released the first version 0.1 of Meilix System Lock. It is an application that can lock or "freeze" your system.
The application is based on Ofris, but it offers more features like a simple graphic interface to lock or unlock the system. Main developer is Hon Nguyen (Vanhonit) from Vietnam, who started the tool as part of his Google Summer of Code project for FOSSASIA.
The sourcecode is here on github: https://github.com/meilix/systemlock
A couple of Meilix System Lock Screenshots.
Thank you for joining the first ever TYPO3 conference in Asia and inspiring people to Share!
I can only agree with this finishing statement at the first TYPO3 event in the region. It was truly inspiring. The T3Con took place in Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonders, from Friday, 17 August to Sunday, 19 August 2012.
The event was organized by Dominik Stankowski and Rebecca Stankowski from Web Essentials with the support of the international and local community. Great job! Well done!
T3Con Community Meet up in Phnom Penh
TYPO3, is one of the top Enterprise Content Management System. T3CON12 ASIA event provided the latest trends in Web and Mobile Development. It was a unique opportunity in South-East-Asia to connect with successful international and local technology companies, innovative tech start-ups, international web developers and mobile experts.
The conference was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (Royal University of Phnom Penh).
Conference Highlights included
T3CON12 ASIA has brought people together from around the world. Asian representatives from Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Vietnam and of course Cambodia joined, together with TYPO3 enthusiasts from Europe and North-America.
Mario Behling and Hon Nguyen at T3Con Phnom Penh (Photo by Fumiki Kanno)