After a long time

This is a long pending post for so many things that have happened over a long time. I couldn’t post due to  so much of frenzy going around.

To start off, I conducted around 3 workshops and talks,

First one was a workshop for the Faculty of University of Pune, which was conducted at PVG College, Pune. It was aimed at giving a brief idea of how OpenStack works and Eucalyptus along with it.

I then went on to demo Cloud setup over Openstack.

Slides @

Second was a workshop on Android for a state level student workshop which was conducted for around 150 students from 28 colleges of Maharashtra. It was held at ADCET College Ashta {}.

This one was special for me, as I received a splendid response from the participants. It was awesome!

You can find demoes from the workshop over at

Then came a brief Lightening talk over Git and Ruby and Cloud, at the RubyConfIndia 2012.{}

Slides @

I then happen to have conducted a workshop on Blender at SKNCoE {} which was one whole day thing, and then the same at PICT{My College|}.

Well thats all about for now. There have been many exiting projects I have been working over, which I will be posting soon. But you can find many

Android Workshop

Completed a three weekend workshop on Android today..
There were participants from my college, PICT , VIT, some MCA, and MCS students over from karrox, and DY Patil COE, and some of my acquitances.

The workshop was done in three sundays, that is three legs
First Leg covered basics of Android Development, the Environment behind it, and much more. And a head start to components in Android.

The Second Day concentrated on Intents, Multiple Activities, Cross Activity workings, and coding sessions

The Last day was spent on revision, and App Creation, also some topics like “Touch”, “Networking”, JSON Parsing, Twitter Timeline App were done..

Altogether I got a good response from around 12-20 students.

The examples in this workshop can be found over here..

Workshops Follow-up

Today I met a professor from SKN, where I had presented and held workshops three time till now. She reminded me for more.

It also brings me back to posting here, reports of 2 workshops I had taken back in Impetus and Concepts,well basically~4

These were~
1. Blender ~ Chamba Chapter
This was a two day workshop on Blender, with a Film -Fest and an introduction to the Chamba Open Source Movie Project. It was fun! I started off as usual, and made the (trademarked, :-P) table modelling and other blender stuff.
There was good interaction with the crowd, it was a good experience to have people from college that were out of city, and mingle with them over the two days..Labeeb had joined me for the same.

2. Introduction to Indic Computing and Silpa Project “”

Here I and Praveen just dropped in at the end, my friends Nikhil, Prajakta, Smriti had learned localization over weeks, and were guided by Santosh T(who’s a member of the Wikimedia Languauges Committee)
There were some question regarding JSON and Silpa in general which we tried to answer

3. InstallFest-
Well cant call this a workshop, but had set a days stall with good support from my juniors which hosted Chamba as a stall, and GNU/Linux InstallFest, we had laid cool stickers, and other stuff to roll out for free..

This was my one day attempt to teach the crowd, setting up the environment for Android(2.3/3.0).,moving around with the Architecture and the basics of Development.
I started off with a presentation, gave an overview of Android, moved across its environment, the command line, managing dvm, dvm debugger, and browsed through the various data over the Android image from command line.
Then I introduced image management.

I then moved to Resources and other contents of an Android project. Introduced with main.xml and actual coding of Activity.

I started coding a simple hello world application and then a converter(First steps first)

All in all, I tried completing:
1. Activity
2. Services
3. Intents
4. SQLite Database Access
5. Showed creating Alarms

To round up I showed the creation of a NotePad and a Twitter App in Android.

It was a good experience to teach such a technology for the first time(which was not just Linux i mean!)

–More to come~other workshop and seminar experiences–