Saturday, May 22, 2010

Europe trip - SIGINT 2010 - Germany

Yesterday I have arrived in Cologne, Germany. I'll spend 38 days in Europe visiting a friend in Belgium and attending 2 conferences (SIGINT 2010 and Libre Graphics Meeting 2010) and a demoparty (Rewired 2010).

Yesterday at night I have visited the C4 hacker space (a.k.a. Chaos Computer Club Cologne), which is the organizer of the event. There I met some of the guys who are organizing SIGINT and then we went to a bar together. The conference starts today and, since I do not speak german and just a few speeches will be in english, I think that I will spend most of my time in the conference talking to people instead of watching talks.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Mozilla is doubling donations to Universal Subtitles!

During the last 6 months I've been working with the Participatory Culture Foundation , creating a collaborative subtitling system for online video. Some closer friends might remember experimental prototypes I've been implementing with Greasemonkey some years ago, just for fun.

Now, Mozilla is raising funds for our project and they will match every donation dollar-for-dollar up to US$ 25,000!

I am really proud of the work we've been doing and I hope that our subtitling system can foster a good community of collaborators so that we can improve accessibility of online video.

Please donate now — any amount you give will be doubled!