Category Archives: Events/Conferences
Picture perfect hacks using Flickr API
I am currently in Yahoo’s 5th Open hackday, which is happening in Bangalore and just finished my talk about using Flickr API for your hacks.
Posted in API's/Mashup, Events/Conferences Tagged Flickr, slides, Talk, YQL 3 Comments
Hacking 101 at IIT Bombay for HackU
Yahoo is currently conducting HackU (Hackday for university) at IIT – Bombay and I was part of the Technical crew that is conducting the event, similar to the previous HackU.
During the event, I gave a talk titled Hacking 101, basically explaining what is a Hack, how to participate etc.
Posted in Events/Conferences Tagged Hack, HackU, slides, Yahoo 4 Comments
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.
- DDK board by Anil
- Beagle Bone
- Friendly ARM
- ez430 Chronos (Programmable Watch)
Posted in Arduino, Events/Conferences Tagged Arduino, Events/Conferences, ez430, I2C, slides 2 Comments
Introduction to Node.js at Yahoo Girl Geek Dinner
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.
Building Robots using Android and Arduino in Google Devfestx
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.
Posted in Android/Java, Arduino, Events/Conferences Tagged Android/Java, Arduino, Events/Conferences, Robots, slides 7 Comments
Introduction to Hardware hacking and Arduino
I just came from Ayana 2012 where I gave a talk about hardware hacking using Arduino.
About Ayana 2012
Ayana is a two day event conducted by PES IT. It starts with tech talks on the first day followed by 24 hour hackthon, similar to Yahoo Open hackdays.
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.
Posted in Arduino, Events/Conferences Tagged Arduino, Events/Conferences, Hardware, slides 4 Comments
If you have noticed, the last couple of my posts are around Dart, the new programming language which allows you to create web applications. It is because, last weekend, the Bangalore GTUG group organized a one day hackthon on Dart and I was part of the judging panel for the event 🙂
I started playing around with Dart for a couple of weeks now and so far, I kind of like the language, even though there are couple of bugs and some major features missing. That’s understandable since the language is still a technical preview.
Transferring data from Android using Audio
Just came back from monthly Bangalore Android meetup. Today I gave a talk about transferring data from in and out of Android using the audio jacket.
About the talk
In the talk I mainly discussed about the way by which you can transfer data in and out of Android using the audio.
I also discussed about the ways by which you can read this data in Arduino from Android.
Posted in Android/Java, Events/Conferences Tagged Android/Java, Arduino, nfc 10 Comments
About the talk