Two days before the BMS College Information Science Department Fest called "Genesis 2007", I received an email from a couple of students asking me to talk about "introduction to open source". Apparently, they were frantically looking for a speaker. Since I'm not the right person for this, I agreed to come only if they didn't … Continue reading Why students and open source?
Yesterday, I talked about Python at the FOSS Day at Mount Carmel College For Women. I was not able to attend the earlier sessions in the day because my team (at work) is making a release soon and as expected, that means crunch time. I managed to make time for presenting my own talk and … Continue reading MCC FOSS Day
Last Thursday (24th November, 2005), there was a FOSS Day at PESIT, my alma mater. Typically, I managed to leave office and reach PESIT at 4.10 when I was supposed to be there at 4. The venue had shifted from the hall in the "new" building to the MCA seminar hall, because of confusion on … Continue reading PESIT FOSS Day
I was invited back to Thrissur to present a talk to engineering students. Since I didn't want to give the same ol' introductory Python talk at the same place, I decided to talk about TurboGears, since that's been pretty much the only new thing I've had time to explore off late. I left in a … Continue reading Thrissur again
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'm blogging from a Ubuntu Linux desktop in the awesome 24-hours Computer science lab in NIT, Calicut. This place is so big! Coming back to the event that we had come for - the FLOSS Meet @ NIT Calicut, it was very successful and we had a great time today. Actually, the morning didn't start … Continue reading Blogging from Calicut!
There is a FLOSS Meet tomorrow at NIT Calicut, Kerala and I will be giving talk on Python along with Pradeep. The organizers informed me that around 100-150 students are expected. Also, apparently, today's edition of the New Indian Express features news about the event as well :) Other speakers include Shanker Balan (talking about … Continue reading Talk at FLOSS Meet tomorrow
I've been invited to conduct a workshop on Python at NIT (formerly REC), Calicut, Kerala. It'll be most probably on 29th of this month (date to be yet confirmed). I'm glad to tell you that Pradeep will be joining me - we'll be conducting an on-hands session on Python in the computer lab. I'll be … Continue reading Python workshop at NIT Calicut