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2010 Octubre 9 [sábado]

PyDojo-20101008

As per the schedule, we had the first dojo meet at CIS yesterday. Met Satish Kumar while searching for the CIS office and a helpful biker who cursed google-maps actually guided us there as we were both relying on the wrong geo-location plots on Google-maps (openstreetmap someone?)...as if the city's whimsical penchant for one-way roads was not irritating enough. There is an interesting anecdote --the biker who guided us there took us to the exact building and i asked him how he knew the place when 'CIS' didnt strike a memory chord. He promptly replied that there was a foreigner (he used the term 'white') who worked at CIS whom he has seen around town. Ah! There is something about finding your way around Indian roads, something to be said about the human touch that google-maps or other tech gadgets cannot compete with.

The CIS staff were very helpful and Royson immediately arranged refreshments and we both started off discussing what the dojo was all about -- many dojo participants around the world were nice enough to have a discussion on how they did things, what worked and didnt -- so it being the first day we had time to discuss how to structure it or not to have a structure at all, etc... In the middle of this discussion NigelB and Akshay Gandhi walked in and the discussion veered to the RHCE course he had joined. Later Nigel showed us the git graph he was working on. We had a longish discussion on git, bug trackers, communities and it was 8.45pm when we left, but not before planning to meet next week to work on nltk at 7pm same place. Join us!

I'm was multi-tasking --listening to a IE9 product pitch for html5/css3, while typing this entry, so any errors and missing information can be attributed to the much tortured greycells. </excuse>

2010 Septiembre 18 [sábado]

ILUG-Bangalore meetup today

Announcing the ILUG-Bengaluru Meetup on Saturday 2010Sep18

Time:  1800 - 1930 hrs

Venue:  Jaaga,  Rhenius Street (Off. Richmond Road) , Opposite Hockey Stadium, Shantinagar, Bangalore

Directions: http://jaaga.in/contact

Agenda:

Open house:        Anything goes barcamp-ish session.

Regular Activities:         GPG keysigning - http://www.debian.org/events/keysigning


Note:  This is a back-to-back meetup with Ubuntu-IN . The Ubuntu-IN meetup is from 1630 to 1800hrs and is about Indian Language Localisation and all other things Ubuntu.

2010 Mayo 16 [domingo]

a commercial opportunity

A visiting professor wrote about a commercial opportunity available at their college which is looking for folks who can set up a bulletin board and forum to answer questions from students. Here is a brief write up of the job:

a) Are you the one who can answer all the following questions without flipping / blowing your top off :
1) How can I use the vi editor to edit my file? What is Couchdb?
2) How can I compile my program better than typing javac myProgram.java / How can I use the Facebook OpenGraph API?


b) Are you someone who is willing to be surrounded by young minds willing to learn and open to learning new stuff? Are you willing to try new stuff that can help improve the spread of knowledge

c) Do you feel stifled by your job and are willing to try out the new technologies before settling on a steady corporate job? Have you wanted to improve the quality of learning? Have you yearned for infrastructure to try your ideas but did not find it. For example do you want to try a cluster ? Do you want to play around with Clojure and want a couple of interns / bright minds who can help you try Proof Of Concept ideas ?

d) Are you good in setting up forums / moderating online technical forums

e) Are you in Bangalore?

If all the above excites you and you want to contribute to the making of the next generation education institution this is your choice. Send a mail to nextgenerationbangalore@gmail.com with your resume and a short write up on why you fit the bill and we can start talking.

2010 Mayo 8 [sábado]

chaturanga

Sexual assaults involving ministers mixed with never-ending power-cuts make a heady summer mix. Its not surprising that the frequency of water cuts and power cuts has spiked the moment local Municipal elections voting got over. People have filed PIL's but KPTC/BESCOM cant seem to curb the power theft that occurs right under its nose, which is self-evident when you take a walk around any main street with shops and direct your gaze skyward to see the criss-crossing wires from each electricity pole situated on the roadside--all illegal but under the benign gaze of the officials. The shopkeeper will tell you why you could not get away with it without the connivance of the employees of inefficient BESCOM whose palms they regularly grease, lest its converted into "commercial rates" which is four times higher than the residential rates....and thus residential power theft continues. The powers that be are aware of the irregularities and yet dont care. What would it take to turn things around?

If that is the local state of affairs, the national level is no better. Nope, Sonia Gandhi, a woman at the helm has not changed things for the better. Its not uncommon for women to bear the brunt and pay the price when it comes to law-making policies. India has always had women politicians and yet the scams continue to tumble out of the closet catching the players on a sticky wicket, and we continue to live with corruption, lobbying for power while the money-making games continue, resulting in tacit compromises instead of clean governance. If anything politicians lack the will to root out corruption and a citizen has no choice when it comes to choosing a clean political party to represent them. Today, corruption and crimes are committed by politicians from just about every party and ideological frame of mind --Quid pro quo.

2010 Enero 19 [martes]

january meetup

Bangpypers Bengaluru Meetup

DATE+TIME:: 20100123 (Saturday) at 1530 Hrs.

VENUE:: ThoughtWorks Technologies ; 2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, Bangalore.

AGENDA::

1. BaijuM will give a demo about using collective.buildbot for setting up buildbot (Continuous integration server) 

2. Noufal will give a short intro talk about setting up a buildbot at his workplace for CI using py.test, being customised to run the tests.

2010 Enero 8 [viernes]

bengaluru lug january meet

Here is an update on the Bengaluru LUG meetup tomorrow:

From, http://groups.google.com/group/ilug-bengaluru/browse_thread/thread/e276d78bb443394f

ILUG Bengaluru Meetup - Saturday 9th January 2010

Time:  1630 Hrs onwards.

Venue:
       ThoughtWorks Technologies
       2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block,
       Diamond District, Old Airport Road

Agenda:

       Neo Freerunner

               - state of neo freerunner/ open hardware
               - state of the software/firmwares openmoko/android etc.
               - personal experiences of various users

       Anything goes session

       Will be an unstructured/open format meetup.

Regular Activities:

       GPG keysigning - http://www.debian.org/events/keysigning

For newcomers

The meet itself will last ~1-2hrs, but usually a smaller group tends to move
to other locations for extended discussions which can potentially last until
way past dinner :-)

Kingsly.

2010 Enero 6 [miércoles]

key signing party with DD Sean Finney

http://groups.google.com/group/ilug-bengaluru/browse_thread/thread/d99f63e1a9f8090f?hl=en

There is a meet today evening for key signing, followed by a dinner. Debian Developer Sean Finney will be there.

People interested for key signing or attending the meet, please feel free to join us.

Venue: Koshy's Restaurant
Time: 18:30 hrs IST
Guide:
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=4568273450830720944&q=Koshy%27s%2BRestaurant,%2BBangalore

http://tinyurl.com/yz8ej7n

PS: Please carry a copy of your ID (preferably Passport or Driving License) for the Key Signing.

Regards,
Ritesh

2009 Diciembre 29 [martes]

neo freerunner meetup in bangalore

There is a Neo Freerunner meetup scheduled on Saturday, 2010Jan09 in Bangalore. Since the timing for the meet was not mentioned, mail Manish Chakravarty [manishchaks at gmail d0t c0m], if you are interested in attending this meet at TW.

TW's address :
ThoughtWorks Technologies India Pvt Ltd ;
2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block ;
Diamond District ;
150 Old Airport Road ;
Bangalore - 560008

2009 Noviembre 17 [martes]

bangpypers lug meetup

Date and Time : At 16:00 hrs on 2009Nov22 (Sunday).

Venue :  ThoughtWorks Technologies ; 2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block ; Diamond District, Old Airport Road ; Bengaluru

Proposed agenda: R.Mahadevan's talk on python bindings for llvm.

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