2015 Jun 25 By jayadevanpk 0 comment

As readers increasingly consume news and journalism online, it has become important for journalists to be able to publish and be discovered on the Internet. It isn’t hard to setup and run a website and publish your stories or blogs. One of the best and easy to use tools out there to setup and run a website of your own is WordPress. It started as a blogging platform but now it’s much bigger than that. Its versatile enough to be a blog or a content management system. It has become one of the most preferred platform for independent, community and even commercial journalism…

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2015 Apr 09 By jayadevanpk 0 comment

Bangalore Open Data Camp (ODCBLR) is an annual un-conference that provides a space to discuss the challenges and experiences of using data in India with the aim of promoting an open-data culture in government, private and the not-for-profit sector. The 2015 edition of  ODCBLR will be an Education Special. With the growth of data and analytics in education, and the organizations working to demystify government data, the time is right to create a space for data enthusiasts to come together to work through issues unique to this sector. This year’s event will have representatives from NCERT, NAS, ASER and KLP…

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2014 Nov 21 By jayadevanpk 0 comment

Someone hacked the blog last month.  It was hosted on a remote server which was hacked. It was hacked once before as well. So I moved it to OpenShift, which can host your website for free (with limitations). The OpenShift documentation and interface is easy, even for a rookie like me. I found a great tutorial if you’d like to run WordPress on OpenShift (read here & here.) Until I figure out a better way of  hosting this site, I’m going to leave it there. Gautham, who set me up with the site, managed to pull a backup from somewhere and…

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2014 Jan 11 By jayadevanpk 0 comment

WordPress is the quickest and easiest way to setup and run a website or a blog. This blog for example, is on WordPress. So are sites like TechCrunch & thousands of other large publications. They all started as small, in most cases as a one man/ woman, gigs. If you’d like to learn how to make your own website or blog, manage and maintain it with no outside help, here’s a workshop for you. The beginner level workshop is in Bangalore on 25, 26 January 2014. Only 10 people can take part in the workshop so you will have to…

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