Gaurav is assistant dean IT and a Open Source freak who is trying his best to turn his college into a FOSS friendly institute. I was there at a workshop and felt great. They have nice FOSS lab in place as well with students working on Ubuntu and web technology stuff. Recently they have applied for Loco team hope it will be approved soon. 🙂
Jmi stands for Jamia milia islamia a university in Delhi. I met Sheel and the team in feb this year during workshop in there college. These guys are doing really great and am sure of getting upstream contribution from these folks.
Mehul my Fossy & Biker friend told me about them and i was introduced to Rigved and am happy to know about the event they had.Looking forward to meet the folks during my Mumbai trip sometime soon.
Oneiric Release Party was held in Mumbai on 19th October 2011 at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT).
The event was attended by students of VIT, an ex-student Rigved Rakshit and the Ubuntu Indian Loco contact Nitish Mistry. The event started around 1730 IST.
Rigved showed a demo of using a Ubuntu LiveCD. Then, he went on to show how to install Ubuntu in various (only-OS-on-the-system/dual-boot) configurations. Ubuntu 11.10 LiveCDs were handed out. Also, Rigved gave out two official Ubuntu 10.10 CDs and ISO images of Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, Ubuntu 10.04 Server and K/L/Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop.
Its been over 8 months since i moved to Chennai, the southern part of India. Chennai has a strong free software user as well as contributor base.
I was invited as speaker at an engineering college (jaya college of engineering). I was amazed to see the enthusiasm among student s about free software. The college has students contributing to free software allready.
I interacted with a crowd of over 200 students. Most of them were freshers and knew what free software is. I am sure with the guidance of teachers/staff/faculty the college will produce more contributors to many more projects.
Apart from regular talk there were Software stalls as well where students were showing demo of popular free software like Scribus, Inkscape, Kde/Gnome, text editors like Vi/Emacs and office suites. I was happy and surprised to see school students participating in the event.
I was extremely happy to meet the HOD of college Comp Sc, Mr. Kumaran who is leading this initiative since year 2007.
I had word with them and we are also going to organize Ubuntu “Oneiric” release party next month.
Lastly i did got a shiny memento for my presence at the event. 🙂
First of all thanks to KDE e.V for sponsoring my trip. It was great place to meet g33ks and folks i been chatting mostly via IRC.
I met many folks like Andre , Lydia and Aaron to name a few. I was happy to see participation of attendees from India most of them being GSOC students and contributors.
The two freaks above they been allready doing some awesome work, vishesh with nepomuk and Rohan with bug fixes on Kde and Ubuntu.
I also met awesome team of kde-www although neverendingo was not there i had conversation with annew on the userbase related contribution.
I also got chance to meet Mr. Shuttleworth and attend his say on copyrights and stuff.
I love KDE and Gnome both, but there are people who are very strict to there choice. I might be wrong but we need to be flexible and give/show love to both. Am happy to see KDE and Gnome folks all at same place. 😀
I been organizer of an open source event and i need to learn the commitment part from the organizers, hats off to them for everything.
Its been one of the best experience for me, i would especially thank andre and lydia. They gave confidence to me for submitting my talk
I am happy for all those parties and beer i had during Island and beach party.
I am very grateful to work with my awesome OSS team at csscorp who helped me with all the valuable suggestion for my talk.
Its been long time i blogged, this blog is about the amazing IRC session we had during 25-26 july.
Another thing i would like to tell is i participated as presenter as well as a student. Interesting session were taken by Ubuntu Cloud developers and from members of OpenStack Team. I took session on cloud-init, a Ubuntu cloud technology that enables a cloud instance to bootstrap itself and customize. It was one of the first experience for me thanks to for kicking me into this. I would say i need a lot of improvement before i present in next cloud days.
I loved all the sessions to start with kim0`sI have few bugs assigned under my belt which needs to be fixed.
I cannot say as which talk i liked most as all of them were equally awesome but i enjoyedthe most. I mean OpenStack project is so active, if you are out of it for a week or two get ready to be surprised. The whole OpenStack Dashboard is changed for example 🙂
I am looking forward to contribute to ensemble as i been following it for some time.
To start with neither Google has paid me to write this nor i dislike WebEx or Facebook. Google has always changed the technology tread and yes they failed too sometime, like Google Wave.
I love Google and its most important part of my web life. I got google plus and i was thrilled to see many features like circles, streams and hangouts. I can easily create a circle with college friends, office friends, family and stream my stuff to them. cool stuff, i always wanted that in facebook. 🙂
So there is another feature which interests me most its hangout. I can invite a particular circle of mine and all of us can chat/talk and share cam. Its just fantastic. 🙂
What i see google plus is :–
1. A tool/platform more than just a social media.
2. Google Plus can be used easily to provide online education to millions of poor kids sitting in Africa and Asia.
3. It can be used as a tool for live question answer session for “President`s” address to public. (hoping some day white house joins and adds people to Circle ) 😀
4. Provide private companies there own circle to use plus as social media along with strong interaction tool.
5. Most of the NGO needs a platform for spreading the word and google plus will be best hangout.
What all features (wishlist) i want integrated in google plus :-
1. Integration of slideshow inside google hangout. I wonder why there is no slides.google.com ? When google docs is capable of converting everything as slides why/what is stopping it from this?
2. Remote screen sharing.
3. Online Chat classification on basis of circles and feature to be available for only desired groups. (its doable i know, some tweak with ejabbed which google uses)
4. Wikipedia page listing like “sparks” 🙂
I know we human are always in desire of something more, and since Google is god we can get everything from there. 😀
I will add more wish list as i explore google plus more. 😀
I been using Ubuntu/Debian for over 5-6 years now but never got an opportunity where i had to check the available version of particular software in repository and know about its dependency and also reverse dependency.
Am lucky to be part of the team where i got my first hand into cloud computing and i can see Openstack a very promising entity, after all its backed by Rackspace and NASA beside over 100 other corporate houses.