My friend Gopal V joined Yahoo! today. Welcome to the gang, Gopal! :) Gopal spoke about Parrot and DotGNU at Linux Bangalore/2004. He is one of the major contributors to DotGNU. He is also the admin of DotGNU. He is a true blue hacker and knows so much about VM and compiler internals stuff that … Continue reading Gopal
I just did the Google Code Jam thing. This was the first time ever that I used TopCoder, so I had to spend the first ten minutes just trying to figure out the interface. The first problem for 300 points was something to do with decibels. I took heck of a lot longer to solve … Continue reading Code Jammin’
Travel I travelled to Trichur (also called Thrissur) in Kerala on Friday to attend Renaissance 2005, a FOSS festival at GEC, Trichur, Kerala, India. The festival was conducted by the MCA students of GECT. It was a 3-day event but I attended only the 2nd day - I was there to give a talk on … Continue reading Renaissance 2005
I am giving a talk on Python tomorrow at the Renaissance 2005 festival at Government Engineering College, Trichur, Kerala, India. Renaissance 2005 is a festival about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) - they have many talks, seminars and competitions planned for the 3 days. As they say in their website: It is time to … Continue reading Journey to Trichur
Rashmi Bansal asks why the so-called 'NextGen' youth Indian politicians haven't made any impact so far. Let me hazard a guess: Because the oldies haven't given them a chance to actually accomplish something. I imagine the situation to be like this: Young neta goes to old neta and says: 'I have an interesting idea to … Continue reading Politics, anyone?
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Lutz Horn, Bernd Hengelein and Christoph Zwerschke have volunteered and started to translate my Python beginner's book to German! The project is hosted at developer.berlios.de/projects/abop-german. If you know Python and German, you're most certainly welcome to join the translation as well. You can start just one page at a time! Please contact Lutz Horn (lutzhorn … Continue reading Coming soon : Learn Python in German!
Juan Shen has translated my beginner's book on Python 'A Byte of Python' to Simplified Chinese! Juan Shen is postgraduate at Wireless Telecommunication Graduate School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China PR. You can read the Chinese version online right now. More details about Juan Shen and his efforts to spread Python in China is in … Continue reading Learn Python in Chinese!!
If you live in Bangalore (or happen to be in Bangalore the day after tomorrow) and want to learn about the Python programming language, join us at the BangPypers meet on Saturday! Its going to be a fun day. What's gonna happen? Here it is: What: Bangalore Python February Meetup Sessions: "Introduction to Python" by … Continue reading BangPypers meet on Saturday
Should Yahoo! open up its messenger protocol? Does Google really follow its 'Do no evil' philosophy? Should government and public data be allowed to be handled by proprietary software? Is open source the solution always? Is using non-freedom software detrimental? The big debate is here.