Developers Conference 2018 Sessions Feedback App

The Developers Conference 2018 kick-starts today! In order to make sessions information easily available, my developer colleagues from LSL Digital have built a Progressive Web App1 that can be accessed at sessions.conference.mscc.mu. Your browser does not support the video tag. Video by Sandeep Ramgolam from original tweet here The app also allows a user to login using his/her meetup.com account and leave a feedback for the sessions attended.

WebCup Mauritius 2018

Twenty teams, which is the maximum limit, registered for the WebCup Mauritius challenge this year. It was organized, traditionnally, in the conference hall of the Cyber Tower I in Ebène, on (Saturday & Sunday) 5th and 6th of May 2018. About WebCup WebCup is an annual web development competition organized simultaneously in the following countries: Burkina Faso Comoros Madagascar Mauritius Mayotte Réunion Rodrigues Seychelles At the end of the year each country’s winning team then competes at international level for the WebCup final.

Open Data portal launched by the National Computer Board

In 2015, along with folks from the various tech communities in Mauritius, I participated in an Open Data Readiness Assessment1 carried out by the World Bank, which comprised of workshops in which we discussed about the datasets that would be useful to the community and could be readily made available by the government agencies. In April 2016 a National Open Data Policy was adopted2 by the government. Cabinet has agreed to the introduction of a National Open Data Policy to enable Ministries, Departments and other Government agencies to release and manage designated Government datasets as open data.

Asylo - Trusted Execution Environment

Docker, LXC, Podman or other container solutions isolate application environments mainly to prevent untrusted/unsafe code or undesired events by certain programs from affecting other tenants of the host or the host itself. However, the latter can peak inside the container and execute code; there is no obsolute restriction to that. This makes an application running inside a container vulnerable to « actions » triggered by the host. Asylo1, an open source framework by Google, does the opposite of what most container solutions do.

How does GDPR affect companies in Mauritius?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes fully enforceable as from 25th May 2018, following a grace period of two years since its enactment by the EU Parliament in April 2016. Organizations around the world, especially tech companies, have been announcing updates on their data & privacy policies the past few weeks. Data protection compliance is being taken seriously. GDPR is dubbed as the most important change in data protection in 20 years.