I spoke about doing Unit testing in PHP using PHPUnit at the Bangalore Open source meetup today.
Tag Archives: Events/Conferences
I was supposed give a tutorial about Hadoop and Pig today at SRII-India ICSEM 2012 conference today which is happening at Infosys campus in Mysore.
But unfortunately I was not able to attend it due a logistic nightmare created by the travel company used by the conference organizers.
I spent more than 10 hours to prepare the presentation with the demo code. I thought of sharing them here so that it will be useful for someone who wants to get started with Hadoop and Pig.
Last weekend, a couple of us from computer club (read hardware enthusiasts) met together to discuss about the different development boards available and also to learn from each other.
The following are the list of development boards that we discussed during the hackthon.
Last Thursday, I conducted a workshop about web development and node.js in Girl Geek Dinner event sponsored by Yahoo in Bangalore.
Girl Geek Dinner
Girl Geek Dinner was organized by Yahoo!’s Women in Tech (WIT) group, a grassroots volunteer-led employee organization at Yahoo!. The event is conducted to inspire and support the next generation of technical women.
I just came back from Google Devfestx which happened in Bangalore today. The event was very well organized and I gave a talk on building robots using Android and Arduino. This is a slightly modified version of the talk which I gave at Droidcon. I have added some additional information, especially about NFC and communicating Audio Jacket.
I just came from Ayana 2012 where I gave a talk about hardware hacking using Arduino.
About Ayana 2012
Introduction to hardware hacking using Arduino
In my talk, I first talked about why a software hacker should look into hardware hacking. I then followed it by a brief introduction to Arduino, using the famous Blink program.
After that I was talking about different ways by which you can make Arduino talk to Internet and mobile phones like Android.
In the end I also gave out some hack ideas for the participants.
Last weekend, I gave a talk at Chennai Geeks meetup about using memcache to scale web applications.
There were lot of good questions and the discussion which followed after the presentation was very good. Thanks for the organizers for putting together a great event.
I have uploaded the slides which I used for the talk to my slideshare account. I have also embedded them below so that you can easily view them.
This past weekend, Yahoo conducted HackU (Hackday for university) at IIT – Bombay and I was part of the Technical crew that conducted the event.
We all make mistakes and learn from it to become a better person. Won’t it be great to learn from other’s mistakes so that we don’t make the same ones!
The focus is really not about the failure. It’s about why we failed and what lessons we learnt from it. Let’s not be ashamed about failing. Let’s celebrate failure. Let’s look straight into its eyes.
If it sounds interesting, head over to FailCamp wiki and register yourself. Here are the details about the event.
November 16 2008 – Sunday
Tenth Planet Technologies Pvt., Ltd.,
#807, P.T.Lee Building, 6th Floor, Anna Salai, (Opposite LIC building)
Driving directions and parking information are available in the wiki. You can also find some pictures of the venue here.
Failcamp is also an unconference like BarCamp and everyone will be participating rather than just attending. Even you can help in organizing the event. In the wiki, you can find the list of items that needs to be done and you can pick any one of them that interest you.
I will be attending the event and if possible will talk about the lessons which I learned from one of my pet project King Ping.
Let me know if you are coming and we can meet up and celebrate failures.
Following the photos from pipesCamp, here are the videos which were taken during the event.
pipesCamp hackday competition in full action. Everyone is busy preparing their pipes to get their 3 minutes of fame ;). You can also find myself, Yuvi and Harish busy preparing the ego search.
Myself and Yuvi presenting ego search for the hackday competition.
Sid presenting his MTC bus mashup during the presentation.