Tag - Bangalore
2010 October 9 [Saturday]
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 September 18 [Saturday]
Announcing the ILUG-Bengaluru Meetup on Saturday
Time: 1800 - 1930 hrs
Venue: Jaaga, Rhenius Street (Off. Richmond Road) , Opposite Hockey Stadium, Shantinagar, Bangalore
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 May 16 [Sunday]
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 email@example.com with your resume and a short write up on why you fit the bill and we can start talking.
2010 May 8 [Saturday]
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 January 19 [Tuesday]
DATE+TIME:: (Saturday) at Hrs.
VENUE:: ThoughtWorks Technologies ; 2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, Bangalore.
1. BaijuM will give a demo about using collective.buildbot for setting up buildbot (Continuous integration server)
2010 January 8 [Friday]
Here is an update on the Bengaluru LUG meetup tomorrow:
ILUG Bengaluru Meetup - Saturday 9th January 2010
Time: 1630 Hrs onwards.
2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block,
Diamond District, Old Airport Road
- 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.
GPG keysigning - http://www.debian.org/events/keysigning
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
2010 January 6 [Wednesday]
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
PS: Please carry a copy of your ID (preferably Passport or Driving License) for the Key Signing.
2009 December 29 [Tuesday]
TW's address :
ThoughtWorks Technologies India Pvt Ltd ;
2nd Floor, Tower C, Corporate Block ;
Diamond District ;
150 Old Airport Road ;
Bangalore - 560008
2009 November 17 [Tuesday]
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