How to administer Slackware 14.2?

The last presentation of Day 1 at the Developers Conference that I attended was that of Slackware 14.2 by Pritvi Jheengut. Pritvi is a member of the Linux User Group of Mauritius and a usual suspect at such tech events. He is perhaps the most popular Slackware user on the island. He made a fierce reputation for that. Some know him for his weird methods of doing things but [Read More]

Symfony Mauritius

The number of user groups in Mauritius has increased in the last couple of years. Symfony Mauritius joins the club of local IT communities and I hope that they succeed in bringing together Symfony developers that could work on cool stuffs. I attended the presentation on Symfony 3 by Vanessa Chellen, Technical Director of Extension Interactive, at the Developers Conference 2017. She co-founded the Symfony Mauritius group. It allows her [Read More]

Real social networking at the Developers Conference

Google defines social networking as follows: the use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with other users, or to find people with similar interests to one's own. Developers Conference however allows many of the geeks on island to spend three days of pure networking. Some of us happen to meet up only once a year during this event. It's cool & fun. In fact, to my surprise I met [Read More]

Developers Conference 2017 - Keynote

The Developers Conference 2017 kicked off today. I reached Voilà Hotel at 09h20 after dropping LUGM Installfest posters at the University of Mauritius. Knowing that the keynote is scheduled at 09h30 I rushed. On the third floor there was a small queue for badge pick-up. I greeted Mary Jane who was laboriously going through the names list for the badges, picked up my badge and again rushed... to the fourth [Read More]

geeks@mscc:~$ Hello, WordPress

Weeks ago it was announced as the next hot topic for MSCC Saturday meetup: WordPress. Rikesh volunteered for a technical presentation. Last time, after Sun & Moz presented web stuffs, I started getting hands dirty with some Responsive Web Design. I initially didn’t like the concept as I always thought it wastes white space. However the presentations inspired me to try, which I don’t regret. Let’s see [Read More]

MSCC, a growing army

I spent a whole week with the night shift and the morning of Saturday 25th, here I was like a zombie. Oh! But still I could not miss that MSSC meetup. In fact, in the rush of not being late, I happened to reach Ebène Accelerator earlier, some time around 12h20. Before that I even got time for a quick lunch at the Ebène InterMart Food-court. Alright, back at the [Read More]

MSCC meetup – Christmas raffle

We had one of the Saturday MSCC meetup at Ebène Accelerator today. I reached Ebène around noon & met Ibraahim, Yunus and Sherven at InterMart while I was going to have lunch. Cool! We had lunch & discussed a couple of stuffs about next year’s plans. At 13h00 we rushed to Ebène Accelerator. We walked to the conference room & wohooo… house full! We had to get chairs from [Read More]

MSCC – Code & Coffee

A beautiful Wednesday morning, the weather was just fine. I got a bit late getting ready, so I had to rush to the bus-stop. Anyway, I’d missed the Port-Louis bus … Like that I arrived at Bagatelle Mall at 10h40 instead of 10h00. Nayar reached earlier and was surely somewhere around. I called him & went to Mugg & Bean as Code & Coffee meetup was scheduled. The fun thing [Read More]

mscc-linteroperabilite

Il y a quelques jours j’ai posté sur facebook qu’on écrira notre sommaire du prochain meetup MSCC en français. Chose faite car cet article commence déjà en français :) Donc j’espère voir les autres pingouins poster leur articles d’aujourd’hui avec un peu de fun. Je me suis reveillé tard ce matin après une bonne soirée en “Happy Hour” hier à Hennessy Park Hotel. A midi j’ [Read More]

MSCC meetup – Gang of Geeks

As planned we had another session of MSCC meetup today. I kinda liked the idea of hosting the meetup at Ebène Accelerator when Jochen announced that 3 days ago. Nice for a location change. The Ebène Accelerator is a business incubator. The project was set up by the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development with the aim to help local bright minds get a platform that facilitates starting up a [Read More]