Showing posts from May, 2012

Firefox Flicks Hyderabad 2012

Attended firefox flicks on 26th May celebration along with my colleagues from IEEE . It was a video contest about Mozilla Firefox organized by Mozilla HQ. There was winner from the city as well.

An Amgonna plan again helped gathering geeks who where interested. Below is the well deserved winning video from Korea.

Here is the direct link to the webm video. Which is probably the future format of all videos in web. Rest of the videos can be found here. Thanks to Vineel and his team who invited us and organized this event successfully.

Official Java User Group Hyderabad - Kickoff Meeting

Last year since the day I observed that there is no Java User Group in Hyderabad in the JUG Map , I have been waiting for this moment. This year's JavaOne India was the best time to take it up to the local Java community and get started. Stephen Chin announced that user group and Ravi Buddharaju agreed to take the lead.During JUG leader's meet and GlassFish Party  Arun Gupta had motivated the attendees to start and actively participate Java user Groups in India as the number of existing groups is too less given the fact that India is second largest population on earth and largest software exporter. Here are some guidelines for starting JUG, I hope other cities of India take advantage of this opportunity and get involved.

Chennai and Pune JUGs has been one of the most active in India and setting example for other JUGs. Nagpur JUG is also not far behind with many events on their plate.

The kick off meeting happened yesterday at SWAN Environmental Pvt. Ltd near the Hi-Tech city are…

Astronomy Quiz # 1

Astronomy Quiz 1One of my colleague and good friend Manohar Burra created these nice set of quiz questions for our local Astronomy club. He is also an Software Engineer, Quiz Master and an Amateur Astronomer. I thought of sharing everybody and check their knowledge. Let us know in comments how many you could answer (of course without any help, especially web search, c'mon be honest with yourself ;) ). There is no prizes for correct answers but I think this is one of the ways you refresh your Astronomy knowledge. I know some of the questions are really easy but I am sure its very tough to answer all 25 questions without any help. I think you can solve at least 10 even if you are not into Astronomy.

If the font is small you can download the PDF by clicking the download button at the bottom or go directly to the full screen mode

If you like the questions or any other feedback, don't hesitate to comment right below this post or tweet @ManoharBurra. He will more than happy to hear a…

JavaOne and Oracle Develope 2012 Hyderabad

Like last year, JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2012 was organized and HICC on 3rd and 4th May 2012.The last time I attended such session was Tech Days when Oracle had just acquired Sun Miscrosystems. It was a two day program. This time the event was even larger. In fact all of the floors of HICC was full of sessions and hand on labs. There were even sessions in the 2nd floor and halls inside Novotel.

Day 1

Day one started with Keynote from Nokia's  Gerad Rego after Naveen Asrani, Director of Product Management, Oracle kicked off the event. There was a big round of applause for Santosh Ostwal who spoke about his innovation on mobile controlled water pumps even with low cost Nokia phones. It was an remarkable achievement given the fact that be belonged to a poor farmer's family in a remote village.

Nandini Ramani presented the keynote for client technologies. Angela Caicedo talked about the scene builder for JavaFx and demonstrated the gesture controlled  duke. Anil Gaur spoke about th…

Blog moved to paid hosting

My free hosting service just went down yesterday and  I am sorry of you encountered 404 error while visiting my blog. I decided to move to's linux hosting service. It has been quite reliable since I have bought the domain name around four years back.

I am quite excited to use its SSH feature and web programming in other language like python and perl. However I still have a DNS cache problem with my ISP and not able to open my own blog without a VPN service. The cached  DNS still points to the old website (Which is eventually up but I don't care any more ).