I attended and also gave a lightning talk at RubyConf India 2012 
at the Hyatt Regency, Pune , Maharashtra, India between March
The keynote was delivered by Charles Oliver Nutter  on JRuby, and
Ruby virtual machines. This was followed by the recorded video keynote
by Yukihiro Matsumoto  on Ruby, its history, and his focus on Ruby
for embedded and scientific computing for the next couple of years.
mruby for embedded systems will be an interesting project to look
forward to this summer.
I then attended the talk on "Using Ruby to Craft and Test Beautiful
Command Line Applications" by Nikhil Mungel and Shishir Das, who gave
useful examples on how to construct meaningful and helpful command
line tools. Abhishek Parolkar , founder of BigData.sg, spoke on
available Ruby tools, and architectures for processing large volumes
of data in the "Ruby for the soul of Big Data nerds" talk.
Post lunch, I attended the session on "Responsive Design: now 90%
easier with SASS!" by Arpan CJ, who also designed the RubyConf India
2012 website. He explained how Sass  is useful in creating web
sites that can be quickly made to fit different display dimensions and
resolutions across phones, tablets, and PCs.
Steven Deobald  presented on "Clojure is my favourite ruby". He
gave wonderful programming construct examples for Ruby and Clojure,
and why he enjoyed Clojure more than Ruby. For the last talk of the
day, I attended Sandip Ransing and Shailesh Patil's talk on "VoIP on
Rails in India" where they had developed a call centre Rails front-end
application that uses Adhearsion . They have an internal LAN setup
for call centres: Rails application -> Adhearsion -> Asterisk -> PRI
(Primary Rate Interface) -> PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).
There were quite a number of lightning talks at the end of the day.
One from flipkart.com, where they mentioned that they use a service
oriented architecture with JSON over HTTP, along with RabbitMQ,
Padrino and JRuby.
The second day began with a keynote by Mikel Lindsaar  on "How to
win", where he emphasized on defining a purpose/reason to do anything
and everything. Chang Sau Sheong  presented on using Ruby and R
tools for doing population simulation in his "Sex, Money and Evolution
- Simulation and Data Analysis with Ruby and R" talk. Niranjan
Prabhakar Sarade gave an overview of the internal data structures
present in the Ruby MRI virtual machine source code in the "What lies
beneath the beautiful code?" talk.
After lunch, I attended the "Smells and patterns in test/spec code"
talk by Sidu Ponnappa and Aninda Kundu where they discussed the
different patterns and smells of test driven code, and their
implications. Karunakar presented on "Large scale Ruby project,
challenges and Pitfalls", sharing his experience on managing and
maintaining large scale Ruby projects. For the last talk of the day, I
attended Matthew Kirk's  talk on "'method_missing' Should be
Missing" where he talked about the overuse of method_missing, "monkey
patching", and eval from his experience.
Lightning talks were scheduled for the second day as well, and I was
happy to present "nursery_rhymes.rb" . Few photos taken during the
event are available in my /gallery:
 RubyConf India 2012. http://rubyconfindia.org/
 Hyatt Regency, Pune.
 Charles Oliver Nutter. http://blog.headius.com/
 Yukihiro Matsumoto. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukihiro_Matsumoto
 Abhishek Parolkar. http://parolkar.com/
 Sass. http://sass-lang.com/
 Steven Deobald. http://blog.deobald.ca/
 Adhearsion. http://adhearsion.com/
 Mikel Lindsaar. http://lindsaar.net/
 Chang Sau Sheong. http://blog.saush.com/
 Matthew Kirk. http://matthewkirk.com/
 nursery_rhymes.rb. http://shakthimaan.com/downloads.html#nursery-rhymes-rb
I'm passing this along for Máirín Duffy, she tried to send this, but it
didn't make it to the list. Please be sure to CC her on replies.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Máirín Duffy <duffy(a)fedoraproject.org>
I think our swag design files are a bit all over the place; I thought it
would be a good idea to organize them a bit better and provide some
print-ready artwork so you don't have to worry about bleeds, CMYK
colors, or font embedding when you want to send something to a vendor to
get it produced.
I put together a first-cut stab here:
The idea is we could have a directory of basic designs, give them
numbers, and for each design we could have different print-ready files
you could send to a printer without modification for various
applications (t-shirts, stickers, pens, buttons, etc). This would
hopefully also make it possible so you don't have to wait on the design
team to track down a file or create one new: we can make it so you can
just pick a design and grab the files.
What I am wondering is:
- Am I missing any designs you've had produced here? If so, can you
describe them to me, point me to tickets, point me to the files used so
I can add them to the catalog?
- Are there any designs that we don't have that we need? Do you have any
great design ideas that you haven't gotten a chance to produce yet?
- Are there any designs that need to be updated?
This mail is a reminder for today's meeting for the French speaking community.
2012-03-26 / 20:30 (hour of Paris)
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion de la communauté francophone, qui aura lieu ce lundi (26 mars) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
L'ordre du jour est disponible depuis cette page :
N'hésitez pas à le modifier pour rajouter des sujets qui vous semblent intéressants.
Merci de répondre à ce message en cas d'indisponibilité.
This is an early reminder for the next fudcon kl planning meeting in
#fudcon-planning as this also involve the funding approval.
Meeting time: Thursday, 29th March 2012, 14:01UTC (date -d
'2012-03-29 14:01:00 UTC')
The funding approval process will follow a similar format which we
used in last approval meeting (or can someone can suggest a more
efficient & fair format?)
* we will go through all applicants, and each applicants will have to
state his existing contributions, and what they wish to contribute +
achieve in fudconkl and answer any questions which might arise (those
who have done this in previous meeting are exempted, unless theres
questions we need to ask)
* decision will be done by the FPL and organizing team after we have
gone through all applicants.
Reminder: Funding requests is still open until 27th March 2012. So you
still have chance to apply.
Mohd Izhar Firdaus Bin Ismail / KageSenshi
Inigo Consulting (FOSS/Plone Development, Training & Services)
Fedora Malaysia Contributor & Ambassador
92C2 B295 B40B B3DC 6866 5011 5BD2 584A 8A5D 7331
A friendly reminder, the next biweekly APAC meeting is on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 04:00 UTC. :)
Review our APAC Plan for 2012 as well as what SWAG for example, such as F17 media and others that you need for the future. :)
will not be able to chair this meeting but our APAC Team as always
fully supports you. I hope that your schedule permits attending our
APAC meeting. :)
If you are not able to attend the meeting, then
please, update the meeting wiki and let the wiki "speak" of updates on
your behalf. That is what I do and strongly suggest. :)
Day : Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Time : 04:00 UTC
See the following URL to check and verify your own timing based on your location -
For any proposed changes to the agenda, then please update -
If you are not able to join us, then please update the agenda, in order to show your updates. :)
On Freenode IRC Channel : #fedora-meeting
Help on IRC -
We hope that you may be able to attend and join us. :)
Sending positive Fedora 16 & 17 energy to your computers now!!! :v)
Please have a Great Fedora day and/or evening! :~)
- David -
Even monkeys fall from trees.
Even experts make mistakes.
Fedora Project's Japan & Maryland Ambassador dramsey(a)fedoraproject.org
With sixteen (16) x86_64 computing cores, 80 GB of RAM and eight SATA
Seagate 7200.12 - 500 GB harddisks.
The system definitions are at the following URL:
2012/3/21 Máirín Duffy <duffy(a)fedoraproject.org>:
> (I hope this makes it to ambassadors list but it seems to not be
> accepting my emails :( :( )
> On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 16:10 +0100, Kévin Raymond wrote:
>> On the "FOUR FOUNDATIONS MATERIALS ", we miss the banner featuring all
>> foundations on the same one.
>> I'll see on my side what we have in our archives.
> Cool, I really appreciate that! I do have an A3 sized poster of all
> four, but I couldn't find the banner form factor for it :(
To record the link just sent to irc, here are some svg:
There is one horizontal banner, and one vertical (with its French
translation…) featuring all 4 F's.
My fellow ambassadors,
I am currently on the road and will be for the rest of the week. I
cannot promise I make it for the meetings but as I am supposed to host
them I think it is better if somebody else can take them over.
Please help us by taking over the
* EMEA Ambassadors meeting at 20:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting
* FAmSCo meeting at 22:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting
If you do so, please let us know on the mailing list, ping people on IRC
when the meeting starts and don't forget to send out the meeting minutes