Ubuntu 13.10 will be released on October 17th. So, I was planning of
keeping a release party on Oct. 20 (Sunday). If people here are
interested, we can have a Mumbai LUG meeting at the same time! The
venue will be Directi again but the time is not fixed yet. Any
suggestions for time?
Also, there is currently discussion going on about having the Mumbai
on the same day at Directi. I thought it would be great to combine all
the events to maximise knowledge sharing. Does anyone have any
objections to this?
When - October 26, 2013
Where - Hotel Fidalgo, Panaji Goa
Website - http://funnel.nitrodroid.in/2013/
About Nitrodroid 2013
NitroDroid 2013 is the second season of Goa's largest Android Developer
Conference for Software Developers Building Android apps and for all those
developers/IT Professionals willing to set a step in Android Arena.Whether
you’re an enterprise developer, work for a commercial software company, or
are driving your own start-up, if you are building Android apps, attending
NitroDroid would be an ultimate treat. Nitrodroid 2013 is scheduled to be
held at Hotel Fidalgo, Goa.
A hello to all listas.
The old timers might remember me. ;)
To those who're new (relatively speaking), here's something about me;
I'm one of the old timers, infact, one of the founding members as well
as the guy who created and maintained the first website for ILUG-Bom.
Back then, we had a good agenda, one to spread the usage of Linux across
various institutes and organizations in Bombay as well be a guiding and
helping community for individuals.
Thinking about it, from those days (was it 1997~98), we've come a long
way, and looks like our goals have been achieved. :)
So what's the latest?
What does the group do now-a-days?
Does it still resemble the same old "Gaulish" village I so fondly
Or has it become an orderly "Roman" system? :)
BTW, it does feel good to be back...
Its been 3 months I posted this.
I have been working hard to make the TRANSCRIPT for the ruby tutorial.
Its on my local wiki.
I am also testing various screen-casting tool for my project.
I liked WinK because its free and quite good.
I have made a small prototype & put it at http://foss.geek007.com
Please send me feedback on it.
We thought of coming up a good story on the distro release time span.
Our question is 'With many distros going for a six-monthly release
cycle, do you think the release cycles of distros are too short? (And
users don't have to upgrade on a frequent basis?) '
What do you think on this? Would really appreciate if you share your
Ubuntu Global Jam in India to help make the next release awesome. All
are invited. Bug Jam, Testing Jam, Upgrade Jam, Documentation Jam,
Transalation Jam or Packaging Jam. Feel free to take part in any of
these jams! Details of the various Jams:
The Jam is from 13 Sept. 2013 to 15 Sept. 2013. The event will be from
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on all three days.
The Jam will be held on the #ubuntu-in Freenode channel on IRC. Visit
this URL to attend the Jam:
Visit this URL to register for the event:
Note: Due to the Ganapati festival in Mumbai, there is no venue
available for the event. So, this year's event will be a virtual one!
Hope to see you there!
A Linux Sysadmin/Netadmin workshop is planned for the week of 16/Sep/2013.
The workshop will cover:
- The FOSS model, various open source licenses
- File Hierarchy
- Command line utilities general.
- System Admin, Network Admin.
- Shell scripting basics - the ability to read and follow system scripts.
- Setup/Configuration of basic services like DNS, FTP, DHCP ...
- Expose the individual to multiple Linux distributions [a]
The duration of the workshop will be approx. 40 hours of contact time
+ more with individual assignments.
Attendees will meet 3 times a week for 3 hours each (90 min. lecture +
90 min. hands on exercise) in the evening hours (18:00 to 21:00).
1. Small class size - no more than 10 attendees per session.
2. training philosophy -- "Make New Mistakes and Learn from them"
Thus the more effort the attendee puts in, the more s/he learns :)
3. Each attendee get his/her own system (guaranteed) to practice the
hands on exercises.
4. Goal is to prepare the attendee to handle real life scenario.
5. We have prepared our own training material based up on our
experience over the last several years.
6. The workshop is conducted by instructors who have at least 10+
years of Linux System/Network Administration.
Interested persons, please contact me at the following email id:
<info> at <silverarc> dot <biz>
with subject line:
"[2013-09] Linux Sysadmin / Netadmin workshop"
Please do *not* send queries to this mailing list or to my address
here (knura9 at gmail dot com).
[a] Exposure to multiple popular Linux distributions, like CentOS
(RHEL), Debian (Ubuntu), openSUSE (Novell SuSE) will prepare
attendees to handle more than what the current commercial
certification programs offer.
Thanks and regards,
I'd rather be called a moron, than walk around with doubts in my mind.