Right, I am here at OSS Camp being organized at Impetus Software, Noida. It’s Day1 and I am a little late as the discussion has already started. I have quitely taken a seat at the back and am blogging live. The volunteers have begun with discussion/overview of the schedule of upcoming events. (Quick snapshot from the ongoing event..)
All right the first presentation is here and it is about “Speed up the performance of your Website”. This presentation is by Lalit Patel, from Uzanto and he is talking about Pareto’s principle and empty v/s full cache. Wow looks good but I am trying to pick up the pace as he is speeding up.
Some cheat codes :
- Use a CDN
- Add Expire Header
Other stuff… Key learning use JS(Java script right at the bottom) and CSS goes towards the top
Presentation 2 and Presentation 3(OSS Cube)
Excellent presentations on Performance Tuning in MySQL and Replication in MySql by guys from OSS Cube. Always a thing or a two to pick up from there especially the later one. The presentation on Mysql was more generic and easy to connect with. Good stuff ! Keep it up.
- Its not connected with Java
- Primarily the focus is towards three key features of OOPS and excludes Abstraction
Saurabh from Valueone comes in um.. looking a shade nervous and excited too ! Oops the pen drive is not working properly, Saurabh humbly apologizes.
SVN(Sub Version) – It is an open source version control system
Lunch Session – Caught up with Noel Hidalgo who’s currently travelling across seven continents for his luck of seven project. Interesting, as I’d be hosting up for a couple of days and as he travels the world over and interact with Agents of Progressive Social Change, free software, bloggers, barcampers and more
Post Lunch Session update
Arunima is taking us through php documenter. Talks about official websites where it is available, why it is needed, what it can do and stuff like that. Right she walks us through the php documenter with a live demonstration of it.
There seems to be an interesting problem with this camp. Somehow, I am seeing too many presentations by the conference sponsor. Guys I thought this was supposed be an OSS Conference. Oops ! People, are running just too fast and jumping and hoping. Well, my confidence and enthusiasm has evaporated suddenly and so is Mita my colleague and fellow blogger. What do we do next? Well sitting like dumb faces out here and trying to digest the security presentation. Sorry if any one of you took it the wrong way, but it is too rigid.
Ok finally we’re free from the clutches as we’d a good conceptual presentation about CiviCRM and its background philosophy.
Yes ! Easily the best presentation of the day so far. It’s by Mir Nazim and is about Drupal and its best practices. Gud start he’s talking about using the CVS code and says don’t just download abruptly from drupal website. Excellent presentation mtv.co.uk well that is one of the best examples of websites using Drupal. Mir has also beautifully addressed on the community aspects of drupal and using Drupal as a CMS for websites.
Impact of Social media in Open Source
Noel talks about his background, his jobs & life his project and most importantly his philosophy in life. Today Noel, a renowned Drupaler rejoices when he meets fellow folks from the community. Noel also addressed the value of tools like Twitter, Paypal and some more. Well, he is a rare bunch of talent currently busy with his Luck of Seven project. Seven continents, seven months, 7777 dollars and diving into seven oceans with the essence to cover seven key points bloggers, couchsurfers, barcampers, agents of social change etc.
Noel & Mir sign-off the day in style. Much needed inspiration coming in from the two of them, thank you guys.
Day 1 comes to an end.
Summary Note: There would be different opinions from different people, some would say it is more tech-centric some would it is generic. Well as a buddy rightly said in one of the comments, forget everything, OSS has been an effort to bring folks from different regions but with a simliar line of thought together, it’s the effort from sponsors, organizers that matters. Long live the spirit of OSS, gud job OSSCube.