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Few minutes back Bhuvan and myself delivered a presentation on Blogging as a part of CollabNet's internal training activity. We shared a lot of experience about blogging during our presentation. This presentation is special to me because though I ve given many presentations outside office, this was the first time I got an opportunity to present to my colleagues :) See below for the presentation slides.
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Yesterday ie., 02-december-2009 I went to Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai to handle sessions in the Faculty Development Program on Free Open Source Software. This is same (for the engineering college faculty in southern region of TamilNadu) as that of the workshop which I took last week in Jaya Engineering College. Joe Steeve and myself shared the day with our sessions. Joe Steeve spoke on "GNU build tools". I handled two topics namely "CVS - patch - diff" and "Web Servers". Around 30 faculties participated in the sessions. Afternoon we had hands on in the lab, where all the participants worked out whatever they learnt in the morning.
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Yesterday, ie., 25-november-2009 I was in Jaya Engineering College where I gave a talk on "CVS - patch - diff" as a part of Faculty Development Program (FDP). Mr. Senthil Anand from NRCFOSS accompanied me, who spoke on gcc, java and build tools. There were around 50 participants for these sessions. FOSSee (http://fossee.in/) in association with ILUGC (http://www.ilugc.in/) and Jaya Engineering College (http://www.jayafossclub.org) is conducting a five day workshop for faculties from various colleges in and around Chennai (northern zone of TamilNadu) on the Free Software syllabus introduced in Anna University (http://www.annauniv.edu/) affiliated colleges.
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With the move of Subversion to its new home ie., Apache Software Foundation (ASF) all the "Full Committers" of Subversion project is getting migrated to the ASF infrastructure. As a part of it I got my credentials to the ASF infra today, thus becoming an official "Apache Committer". Thanks to CollabNet and Subversion who gave me this opportunity :) You can mail me at stylesen [at no spam] apache [dot] org Read the official announcement about the move here - http://www.collab.net/news/press/2009/svn-asf.html
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Today (29-oct-2009) marked Day 3 of SubConf 2009 which is also the last day of the event. Just like yesterday we had lots of talks planned with 3 parallel sessions at any point of time, but unfortunately there was only one talk in English for the whole day. The Subversion Hackathon went for the whole day where developers got together, discussed and wrote code for the entire day. The talks in day-3's agenda was mostly concerned on Software Configuration Management and general concepts. 09:50 am - 10:35 am "Coding Control: How to bring in agility and avoid fragility through software configuration management" talk by Tony Smithfrom Perforce Software. This talk mainly focussed on SCM and Agile development.
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Yesterday ie., 12 Spetember 2009 from 11:30 to 13:30 HRS IST, I conducted "Python Programming Workshop" in SRM University as a part of "Aaruush'09" . I explained basics of python programming language and the advantages of using python over other languages, with some code demo.

We had audience from various colleges in and around Chennai. The session was interactive and I enjoyed a lot with the questions from the audience.

Thanks to Srinivasan T and Ravi Jaya who gave me an opportunity to conduct this workshop. My sincere thanks to Manipal lug where I got some content for my presentation.

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Time line of HDD space I ve used: * Back in college when I got my first computer which is a HCL easy bee, it had 40 GB of HDD space. * When I joined my first job I got an official laptop with 60 GB of space. * I bought a 120 GB of external HDD when I left my first job. * Then I got my personal laptop which is a HP dv2601, it has 160 GB of HDD space. * In my current job (second) I have an official laptop with 30 GB of HDD space. * Current desktop in home has 1.25 TB of HDD space. Recently I got a new desktop (dejas.stylesen.org) which currently has 1.25 TB of space. It has 6 slots for plugging in SATA disks, I ve used only 3 right now with a 250, 500, 500 GB disks. But I cant expand it anymore since the space for mounting HDD in the cabinet is exhausted. Anyway this is more than enough for me.