by The Fifth Elephant

The Fifth Elephant 2013

An Event on Big Data and Cloud Computing

The Fifth Elephant 2013

An Event on Big Data and Cloud Computing

by The Fifth Elephant
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Date

11–13 Jul 2013, Bangalore

About

(Skip ahead to session proposals)

In 2013, commodity hardware and computing capacity for storing and processing large and small volumes of data are easily available on demand. The bigger issues pertain to questions of how to scale data processing, handle data diversity, manage infrastructure costs, decide which technologies work best for different contexts and problems, and build products from the insights and intelligence that the data is presenting to you.

The Fifth Elephant 2013 is a three-day workshop and conference on big data, storage and analytics, with product demos and hacker corners.

http://fifthelephant.in/

Event format, themes and submission guidelines

The Fifth Elephant 2013 invites proposals on use cases and real-life examples. Tell us what specific problem you faced, which technology/tools worked for your use case and why, how you have developed business intelligence on the data you are collecting, and analytics tools and techniques you employ. Our preference is for showcasing original work with clear take-aways for the audience. Please emphasize these in your proposal.

The conference will have two parallel tracks on 12th and 13th July:

  1. Storage: OLTP, messaging and notifications, databases and big data, NoSQL
  2. Analytics: Metrics and tools, cloud computing, mathematical modelling and statistical analysis, visualization

Workshops

This year we are adding a preliminary day of workshops, on 11th July, to provide attendees more in-depth, hands-on training on open source frameworks and tools (Pig, Hadoop, Hive, etc), commercial solutions (sponsored), programming languages such as R, and visualization techniques and tricks, among others.

Product demos and sponsored sessions

We have a demo track for startups and companies who want to showcase their product to customers at The Fifth Elephant 2013 and get feedback. Slots are also open for 4-6 sponsored sessions for companies who want to talk about their technologies and reach out to developers, CTOs, CIOs and product managers at The Fifth Elephant. For more information on demo and sponsored session proposals, write to info@hasgeek.com.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the foundation of the internet. Our aim is to strengthen these foundations for future generations. If your talk describes a codebase for developers to work with, we require that it is available under a license that does not impose itself on subsequent work. This is typically a permissive open source license (almost anything that is listed at opensource.org/licenses and is not GPL or AGPL), but restrictive and commercial licenses are also considered depending on how they affect the developer’s relationship with the user.

If you’d like to showcase commercial work that makes money for you, please consider supporting the event with a sponsorship.

Proposal selection process

Voting is open to attendees who have purchased event tickets. If there is a proposal you find notable, please vote for it and leave a comment to initiate discussions. Your vote will be reflected immediately, but will be counted towards selections only if you purchase a ticket. Proposals will also be evaluated by a program committee consisting of:

Emphasis will be placed on original work and talks which present new insights to the audience.

The programme committee will interview proposers who have received maximum votes from attendees and the committee. Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure the talk is in line with the original proposal and to help the program committee build a coherent line-up for the event.

There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that towards an event sponsorship.

If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.

Discounted tickets are available from http://fifthelephant.doattend.com/

Dates

The program committee will announce the first round of selected proposals by end of April, a second round by end-May, and will finalize the schedule by 20th June. The funnel will close on 5th June. The event is on 11th-13th July 2013.

All proposals

Confirmed sessions

Strategic advantages of MongoDB

Edouard Servan-Schreiber (@edouard)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 20 Jun

Agility and Innovation vs IT: how new data platforms can overcome this neverending struggle

Edouard Servan-Schreiber (@edouard)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 20 Jun

MongoDB: An Overview

Edouard Servan-Schreiber (@edouard)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 8 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Thu, 20 Jun

Data Analysis and Visualization using R

Vinayak Hegde (@vin)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 21 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun

Workshop: Learning ElasticSearch and using it to analyze Aadhaar's Public Datasets

Anurag (@anurag)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 21 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun
  • slideshow

15 Billion value at risk computations in 187 milliseconds

Abinasha Karana (@abhinashak)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 25 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 4 Jun
  • slideshow

Finding order in the chaos : machine learning for web text analytics using R

Harshad Saykhedkar (@harshad-saykhedkar)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 18 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 3 Jun

SolrCloud and NoSQL

Anshum Gupta (@anshum)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 23 May

A Billion Snapshots- Principles and Processes in the Census of India

Varsha Joshi (@suraiya95)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 11 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 18 May
  • slideshow

What Happens When Firefox Crashes?

Erik Rose (@erikrose)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 28 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 18 May
  • slideshow

Building large scale Analytics Platform

Prabhu Prakash Ganesh (@pgprabhu)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 16 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 15 May
  • slideshow

Evaluating SSD Performance for Databases Handling Real-Time Big Data

brian bulkowski (@bbulkow)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 10 May

Neo4j Graph Workshop

Andreas Kollegger (@akollegger)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 32 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 9 May

Visualising networks

Anand S (@sanand0)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 26 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Thu, 2 May

Interactive analysis of data live, using Pandas, Matplotlib and IPython

Lakshman Prasad (@becomingguru)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 26 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Wed, 1 May

Uncovering patterns and forecasting with time series data

Pranav Modi (@pranavmodi)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 55 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 30 Apr

Neo4j Graphs: What, When, How

Andreas Kollegger (@akollegger)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 31 upvotes
  • 8 comments
  • Tue, 30 Apr

Cloud based low cost, low maintenance, scalable data platform

Apoorva Gaurav (@apoorvagaurav)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 38 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 30 Apr
  • slideshow

HOWTO run a hadoop cluster on a laptop

t3rmin4t0r (@t3rmin4t0r)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 34 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 27 Apr

Workflow Schedulers: The Heart Beat of a Big Data Stack

Rajat Venkatesh (@vrajat)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 29 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 26 Apr

MapReduce and the "Art of Thinking Parallel"

Shailesh Kumar (@shkumar)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Advanced
  • 57 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Tue, 23 Apr

Analyzing Terabytes of Data with Google BigQuery

Chandramouli Mahadevan (@cmouli)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 24 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 13 Apr

It takes two to tango! - Is SQL-on-Hadoop the next big step?

Srihari Srinivasan (@sriharisrinivasan)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 29 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Fri, 12 Apr

Co-occurrence Analytics: A versatile framework for finding interesting needles in crazy haystacks!

Shailesh Kumar (@shkumar)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Advanced
  • 33 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 9 Apr

Latency and Fault tolerance in OLTP @ 1.5 billion/day service calls

Regunath Balasubramanian (@regunathb)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 35 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Fri, 5 Apr

Julia: A fresh approach to technical computing and data science

Viral B. Shah (@viralbshah)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 70 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 1 Apr

Big Data, Real-time Processing and Storm

Prashanth Babu (@p7h)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 43 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 28 Mar
  • slideshow

Unlocking the Potential of Data for Everyday Developers and Product Managers

Karthik Kastury (@karthikdot)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 24 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 28 Mar

Extracting consumer trends in real time using 100 billion tweets.

Pankaj Risbood (@risbood)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 59 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 27 Mar

Similar entity detection in large data

Arthi Venkataraman (@arthi)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 44 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar
  • slideshow

Telling stories with data

Ajay Kelkar

  • Data Analytics
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 22 Jun

Unconfirmed proposals

Telling visual stories with data

Amit Kapoor (@amitkaps)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 12 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun
  • slideshow

How to build a Recommender using Apache Mahout

Viraj Paripatyadar (@virajparipatyadar)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 19 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun

A hands-on introduction to Apache Hadoop

Mrinal Wadhwa (@mrinal)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 24 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun

Audience Segmentation: Data-Science, Big-Data Architecture & Solution

prabhakar srinivasan (@prabhacar7)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun

The art and science of exploiting near-similar text and images

Srinivasan H Sengamedu (@shs)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 5 Jun
  • slideshow

Can big data fight poverty and corruption?

Ankur Nagar (@ankurnagar)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 4 Jun

Riding a kneeling elephant: Community Informatics Bridging Data Into Communities

michael gurstein (@michaelgurstein)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 4 Jun
  • slideshow

Tracking 2B parameters/month in real time - with just MySQL!

Nikil Doshi (@nikildoshi)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 4 Jun

Implementing Named-Entity-Recognizer on Twitter Data and Using it to Cluster Similar Tweets.

Abhishek Vaid (@vaidabhishek)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 4 Jun
  • slideshow

Telling Twins Apart: A Cookie's Life And Other Stories From The Ad World

Rahul Kulkarni (@rahul10100)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 3 Jun

Advanced data analysis with Excel

Anand S (@sanand0)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 3 Jun

What did we gain out of using Mongodb, Redis and Mysql in a single system

Tapomay Dey (@tapomay)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 3 Jun

Build Products, Not Just Algorithms: 10 Examples from the Real World

Rahul Kulkarni (@rahul10100)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 29 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 3 Jun

Using ElasticSearch to build your Startup's Dashboard - Pros and Cons

Shashi Shekhar Singh (@singhshashi)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 2 Jun

RHadoop: Marrying analytics & large scale data processing

Anand (@anandk)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 13 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 2 Jun

Need for “Lmetric” : the service for near real-time clickstream events and User behavior analysis

Piyush (@piykumar)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 11 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 30 May

Making Sense of content in domain intense QA/Discussion Forums- A Text Mining Problem

Pramod N Haritsa (@machinelearner)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 34 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 29 May

Data and Sales

Sushrut Bidwai (@sushrutbidwai)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 27 May
  • slideshow

Introduction to Pivotal HD - Hadoop distribution with a SQL compliant query engine

rajdeep dua (@rajdeepdua)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 27 May

Infrastructures and eco-systems for open data

Tim Davies (@timdavies)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 24 May

Linked Data - visions & implementations

Tim Davies (@timdavies)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 24 May
  • slideshow

Rnotify - A Scalable Application Level Distributed Filesystem Notifications Solution

Ashwin Raghav Mohan Ganesh (@ashwinraghav)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Advanced
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 23 May
  • slideshow

Real time analytics on data that spans 100s of GBs

Kaushik Paranjape (@kaushik-paranjape)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 23 May

Grooming Geeks - Analytics & Application in Education

Dr.S.Jayaprakash,Ph.D (@drjayaprakash)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 22 May

Insurance Fraud Modeling & Business Intelligence Framework

Dr.S.Jayaprakash,Ph.D (@drjayaprakash)

  • Product Demos
  • Advanced
  • 9 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 21 May

Analytics using Hadoop ecosystem on AWS

Rajat Venkatesh (@vrajat)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 26 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 20 May

Streaming live-data to LCD screens in office (using opensource tools and Rs. 4300)

Mahesh Tiyyagura (@tmahesh)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 19 May

Product Demo: Analyze & Visualize Big Data right off the grid

Rohit Chatter (@rohitchattar)

  • Product Demos
  • Advanced
  • 0 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 19 May

Evaluate audience live use cases and Big Data Technology solutions

Rohit Chatter (@rohitchattar)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 0 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 19 May

Analytics: Make non-additive metrics additive using HBase & Bitmaps

Rohit Chatter (@rohitchattar)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 19 May

Find Near Duplicate records in your Data

Mahesh Tiyyagura (@tmahesh)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 18 May

Open Data Aero - An opportunity for the Airline Industry

Adethya Sudarsanan

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 0 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 16 May

An introduction to Hue, the open source Hadoop UI

Enrico Berti (@enricoberti)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 18 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 15 May

Demystifying Big Data from Domain Name industry

Ramesh Kumar M (@mrameshk)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 15 May

Big Data Enlightenment

Peter Milne (@helipilot50)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 18 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 13 May

Smart Analytics in Smartphones

Satnam Singh, PhD (@satnam74s)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 21 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 12 May

Predictive Analytics in Social Media and Online Display Advertising

Mahesh Kumar (@tiger007)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 22 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 10 May

Analysis of genomics data and linking to phenotype of country population to identify health markers

Harpreet Singh (@hsingh1979)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Advanced
  • 62 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 10 May

Customizing One Database for Your Multiple Data Structures

Russell Sullivan (@jaksprats)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 27 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 10 May

Why we went 100% NoSQL with Mongodb?

Rajan Chandi (@qlazzy)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 8 May

Can twitter kill Boeing 787 ?

Swaroop Krothapalli (@swaroop)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 3 May

The database cannot be better than the underlying datastructure

Abhishek Kona (@sheki)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 34 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 1 May

What is Multi-Stream Retrieval?

Bharath Mohan (@bharathmohan)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 19 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 30 Apr

Low Latency Access of Bigdata using Spark and Shark.

Pradeep Kumar G.S. (@pradeep2002gs)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 23 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 29 Apr
  • slideshow

Open Source Business Intelligence - Pentaho BI Suite

Ramana Reddy (@ramanareddyg)

  • Product Demos
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 25 Apr
  • slideshow

7 Ways to call elections using data

Karthik Shashidhar (@karthiks)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 33 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 24 Apr

Big Data Analytics with R

Neeta Pande (@neetapande)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 21 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 23 Apr

Apache Cassandra for Fun and Profit

Aaron Morton (@amorton)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 21 Apr

Breaking Barriers - Showing the funny

Koushik (@cosec)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 15 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 17 Apr
  • slideshow

Building a high performance distributed crawler

Sandeep Ravichandran (@sandeepr)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 15 Apr

Build a Queue Based Concurrent Task Processor (using Python)

Piyush Verma (@meson10)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 3 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Sat, 13 Apr
  • slideshow

Reporting Using MySQL Multi-Source Replication

Vishnu H Rao (@vishnuhr)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 13 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 12 Apr

MySQL Robbins - Various Flavors of Files & Buffers it Uses

Vishnu H Rao (@vishnuhr)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 12 Apr

Deciphering the organizational DNA - mining internal data

Ritesh Nayak (@itsmeritesh)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 28 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 9 Apr
  • slideshow

Big Data is it a fad or future?

Raghu Kashyap (@ragskashyap1)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Mon, 8 Apr

Big Data Predictive Analysis in SAP HANA with SAP Predictive Analysis

Vishwanath Belur (@vishihosmane)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • -1 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Wed, 3 Apr

Big Data Product Ideas - Building Interactive BI Analytics

Sirish M Simha (@foxcat)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 3 Apr

Big Data at the Base of the Pyramid

Sameer Segal (@sameersegal)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 13 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Wed, 3 Apr

Build A Cloud With Apache CloudStack For Big Data

Shanker Balan (@shankerbalan)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 12 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Fri, 29 Mar
  • slideshow

Uncovering the truth in sales through Visualization

Y (@yravi)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 29 Mar
  • slideshow

Transferring Gigabytes of Data to cloud at 10mbps on your 10mbps link

Mayank Sharma (@mayanks)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Intermediate
  • 29 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

A 360 degree view of 3-D printing

Kashyap Kompella (@kashkompella)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Beginner
  • -11 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Implementing a Large Scale Surveillance System Using Big Data

prakash babu (@prakashbob75)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Advanced
  • 10 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Big Data Analytics for improving Patient Care systems at hospitals

Mahesh Rangarajan (@maheshrangarajan)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Advanced
  • 10 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Money Talks: Analyzing Financial Market Data

Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy)

  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Intermediate
  • 27 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 26 Mar

Building Location Aware Applications using MongoDB

Shekhar Gulati (@shekhargulati)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 15 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 21 Mar

Building a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) using Cloud

Supreeth Srinivasamurthy (@supreeth) (proposing)

  • Storage and Databases
  • Beginner
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 19 Mar