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The 4th of December

run run run

run run run


Woke up early morning,
thought I heard my alarm ringing,
excitement it was that’s singing,
only one song in my head pinging.

Had a few biscuit bites,
packed away my stuff as per my might,
locked away the doors and windows tight,
walked to the bus stop in the morning light.

Waited for the bus while making plans of kol,
Called the cab when that seemed off the poll,
Bangalore traffic took on quite a toll,
Reached the airport with minutes to goal.

The counter attendant denied the boarding,
Had the convince her with my own risk taking,
Had to convince the queue that my flight was leaving,
Made it in flight only to realise how good I’m at running.

Hunger and thirst almost took my life,
In-front of me was only the Business Times,
Got stuck in between two sleeping girls,
Jeffery Archer do comes to the rescue of all of us.

Found taxi went on a two day strike,
Buses were slow and time was flying like a kite,
Reached to meet the bday girl riding the tide,
Special lunch with food and the company was a delight.

Went strolling with my best friend in EcoPark,
Such peace fell upon us with the fall of the dark,
Alas, had to leave cause of the train to embark,
But the day had made it’s unfathomable mark.

The last ride of the day slowly chatted on,
Asked the cabbie to do me a favour and step on,
Ran across the station to the platform and jumped on,
Almost missed yet again as I ran on.

 — The invincible runner

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Firefox OS bus in Bangalore

I’ve been a bit late on this post. But only cause I was occupied with other things.

So, Firefox OS bus went all over India spreading Moz love and awesomeness all over. It reached in bangalore on 19th October. And I was one the regional coordinator of bangalore or so it said 😛 Whatever, I was just glad to be a part of the amazing tour however small might it be. 🙂

We reached at PESIT, south campus and was waiting their with other mozillians from bangalore, who probably knew bangalore better than me. 😀 The college fest of PESIT was under way. And enthusiasm of the students was admirable 🙂 Though they were having their “Rock Night” at 10 am :/ Weird, I know! But somehow their college authorities didn’t gave them permission otherwise. Somewhere, I was so happy to be studying in a college where our Rock Night was actually at night and started at 10 pm 😛 XD Anyways, I was talking about Firefox OS bus 😀

While waiting for Firefox Os bus, we had our own selfie time

While waiting for Firefox Os bus

So, the bus was late to arrive at the campus. Because of the marathon that was organised in bangalore on the very day. Too much happening in the city on a single day!! So, finally, the bus came and we met the moz crew from all over India and some awesome mozillians from bangalore. 🙂 The rain other plans for us as it forced us to crawl into shades 😛

Awesome Mozillians

Awesome Mozillians

Anyways, after some amazing selfie time, the moz booth was setup inside and soon the booth members were busy explaining and spreading the launched Firefox OS phones in India. 🙂

At PESIT

At PESIT

The actual attention however caught was our Moz mascot. 😀 And no surprises there that everybody loved him.

At jagga

At jagga

After another hour or so, we moved back into the bus and went on to Jagga. An amazing natural environment just outside of bangalore which I was unaware that it even existed. Developers, students whoever wanna learn, build, work or maybe just get away and code are welcome here. Truly mesmerising the natural energy that filled up the whole space out their.

Jagga hills

Jagga hills

Wish we could stay a but more their. But we were on the clock and we came back to bangalore, and to Collab house. 🙂 It was my first time in collab house. And after checking in, we went out for group dinner at Barbeque nation. 🙂 Woo hoo.. Awesome food all along. 😀 We all had some pretty amazing time with Firefox OS bus macchas 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing good is a part of our code!

 

 

 

Weardroid Event

An event organised by google developer group of bangalore(GDG) and Android User Group of bangalore(blrdroid) in Google bangalore office on 18th October, weardroid was an event on the wearables devices and creating their apps. Event comprised of both developers and marketing people to get a clearer insight to what may fall upon the future of wearable devices. My first GDG or blrdroid event, I was excited to be there. 😀Morning

The event was very well planned. There were  design sprints and code sprints to encourage on-spot learning on creating wearable apps. Arguably, Android studio is to be considered to create wearable apps. Though, there are ways to tweak Eclipse for the same.
Here are a few links, if you are a hard-core Eclipse lover. [1] [2] I’ve only given two links which I think are quite detailed explained. However, there are numerous other links you can google on..

Looking puzzled

Looking puzzled

Design sprint focused on two case-studies and we were asked to create a moment where the app would be most useful. Everybody created their own and some stepped up to discuss about their designs further on. Quite a good collaboration of a few brilliant minds who came together to create awesome use-cases diagrams. All the designs and tweets can be found on the hashtag #AndroidWear or #WearDroid including the pics of a few designs which was tweeted of to.

Code sprint was kinda hard-on given the complex gradle system, which I never seem to get used to. Anyways, some awesome codes of previous wearable apps were shared. And all I found out was that it was nothing much different than normal android apps. The toughest part of creating a wearable app is the setup of Android Studio and ADB. 😛

Design Sprint underway

Design Sprint underway

Pizza and Coke for lunch, and coffee and cookie as much as you want. The event was awesome with the final small debate on with users, developers and business ends. Finally, a great day came to an end with the distribution of t-shirts. 😀

Code sprint

Code sprint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoping to attend more of GDG and blrdroid events from now on. 🙂

 

If you want to view all the pics of Weardroid event.

 

 

 

 

Pycon India 2014

Pycon India 2014

Pycon India 2014

Pycon India conference held on 27th, 28th in Nimhans Convention Centre, bangalore and it was bigger and more awesome than last year. I met quite a number of fascinating people from the field only to realize that all I learnt in past one year was mere a 0.001% of all that development that occurred in the field. Need to keep up! Aye.

Last year when I visited Pycon India 2013, I was a group of friends and we sat in the corner and coded on our stuffs, attended all the talks, and it was basically a complete waste. It took me one year to realise that the true spirit of these meet-ups is to meet new people. So, this time I did. Met new people, the projects they are working on, the new frameworks they recently checked out and numerous stuffs that I can contribute to. It was an amazing experience all together.

Last year I missed the keynote, so this year I made sure I was there on time. 🙂 Kushal Das gave his amazing journey through his clouds and somehow it seemed so easy to code when they says so! Day 2 keynote was given by Michael Foord. So, what we learn is that anybody can start learning at anytime. There’s no clock on development whatsoever. The best talk I loved was by Anand S on Faster data processing. The food was awesome. And environment thriving with brilliant minds.

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Audi 1Talk in Audi 1 Lunch time @ pycon India 2014

And that’s all for a few random clicks around the Pycon India 2014 event. 😀

Functionality is an asset, code is a liability.

 

Hope to be back for Pycon 2015 😀

 

 

 

 

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