On 23rd and 24th of April, 2016 our GLUG DSCE organised a basic Python and Django hands-on workshop.
On 23rd, Santosh from HackerEarth taught the students about basic python programming. The duration of this workshop was around 3 hours. Most of the basics concepts were covered. Most of the students who attend this workshop were from 4th-semester. They knew about C programming and Object oriented programming language like C++ which helped them to learn python quickly.

They all were amazed at the flexibility providedย  by the python. Santhosh’s talk was impressive enough for students to fall in love with python. ๐Ÿ™‚
T-shirts were awarded to students who solved the bounty questions quickly.


On 24th, we had Ramaseshan from Fractalio Data Pvt Ltd who took a hands-on workshop on Django. Firstly, he explained about the MVC, MTV architecture to make them understand how architecture plays an important role in building an application.

The duration of this workshop was around 5 hours (excluding 1-hour lunch break). We worked on a building a basic Django app – writing notes something like Evernote. It was taught very well.

At last, we had an hour for open discussion. Students were made to as any question related to Django or anything related to technology. I and Farhaan spoke about our GSoC project ideas and motivated them to contribute to Free and Open source software projects.

Ramaseshan spoke about Free Software philosophy, mesh network, censorship, privacy, free software communities and lot other things. His talk was very much impressive, many students wanted to join GLUG as core members and contribute in whichever field they are interested in. ๐Ÿ™‚

A meeting was conducted soon after the workshop with the newly joined GLUG members.


PyCon 2014 on LIVE!!!

Little excited this day because, I’m attending the python conference. ๐Ÿ™‚

I know most of you would have tried to get a ticket and could not get it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

No worries. I’m their to help you with this blog post. ๐Ÿ™‚

This time I’m planning to make a live blog.

I’ll be updating about all the events of PyCon 2014 which is taking place @ NIMHANS, Bangalore.

It’s 8:00 a.m and the PyCon will start at 9:00 a.m. I just have 1 hour left .Need to travel 16 Km. I need to hurry up now.

I’ll go to NIMHANS and continue this ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be keep updating this post every now and then. If you are intrested, keep following to know what’s happening in PyCon 2014. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ufff…. Somehow I managed to reach on time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Their was a long queue for the registration. After registration I got a nice breakfast.

PyCon 2014 started with Kenneth Award Ceremony. It got over very quickly. A volunter form PyCon briefed about conference schedule for next 2 days. The schedule of all talks was printed behind our ID card too. ๐Ÿ™‚

[09:30 a.m]

The first talk was given by Kushal Das, Director of PSF. It wasn’t a technical talk. He spoke about his life journey from the time of his middle school to director of PSF. It was inspirational as he was introduced to world of linux a bit late in his life.(2004)

[10:15 a.m]

Short break โ€“ had coffee with biscuits and met my friends who had a stall for โ€œFree Software Movement Karnatakaโ€ organisation, promoting about Free and Open source softwares. They were even talking about the โ€œGoonda Actโ€ with the people. Even I was helping them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

During this break, I met many people form different part of the country. It was very nice to hang out with them. ๐Ÿ™‚

[10:45 a.m]

There were 2 sessions going on parallel at 2 different auditoriums. One was on Python, the eyes of real world computer applications and other was Python + Spark: Lightining Fast Cluster Copmputing. I decided to go for Python, the eyes of real world computer applications. Well, it was really intresting. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was based on image processing along with python scripts. They demonstrated to play a famous android game โ€œflappy birdโ€ with gesture. That was really cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

[11.30 a.m]

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