By Sandip Dev on Feb 11, 2009
Got my blog today. Will soon begin posting all my Sun CA related activities here. As of now, I have just installed a few copies of OpenSolaris on some of our lab machines. Sadly, I haven't yet installed it on my laptop as my DVD drive is not functioning. However, I guess I will get around that problem by installing VMWare and then pairing my laptop with my room mates laptop and using his DVD drive to install OpenSolaris on VMWare. I don't know if there is any way in which I can install OpenSolaris through a pen drive (will have to Google this). If yes, then that solves my problem.
I am heading over to Sun Tech Days 09 on 16th. There's lot to learn from it. I am more interested in the OpenSolaris and Java track, specially the hands on ones.After I am back from it, I will have my first official Sun CA event Well, yes, I am rather late in starting.but my college started on 5th Jan and most students decided to take an extended holiday till 19th. What with TechFest 09 and internal exams thrown in one after the other, I hardly had any time to do any activity whatsoever. Plus there was a neck and back injury which put me on bed rest for 3 days. So I guess, I have produced a long enough list of alibi for my inaction.
My first event will be an introduction to Solaris on the 23rd of this month, right after I am back from Sun Tech Days 09. This will be followed by 2 more workshops (install fest and intro to dtrace) on 25th and 26th Feb.
Also being the Chairperson of the ACM Chapter, I have other responsibilities too. We are beginning a few projects out here, chief among which are a small semi-autonomous 6 wheel, independent transmission and suspension vehicle with on board camera and wireless control and a GNU/Linux cluster project. And we also have to get our chapter website redesigned.
Somewhere in between all of this I have to complete a project for National Innovation Foundation. The project in question is a website, which would enable sharing and collaboration on final year science and engineering projects all across India. Students will be able to further ideas by other students or work on a project suggested by the industry. It will also enable technology transfer and copyright enforcement, a feature on which I am yet to work. In all, the website is 80 percent ready. I have developed it in Drupal, a software that I have begun to love.
Hoping to meet you at Tech Days 09