The last month has been a big change in my life and in my career. I was hired as a Developer Evangelist at FusionCharts. It had been a quick interview, followed by a quick shift from Kolkata to Bangalore. The most interesting part of the whole deal was that I came to know about Developer Evangelism just a couple of months back. I had the good fortune of learning it from one of the leaders in the field, Christian Heilmann himself. The training showed me that I had the potential of being a bridge between developers, marketing and the world outside. This is the story of a birth of a Developer Evangelist. Continue reading
Today I introduced a bunch of people to Firefox DevTools at the FSMK Sunday School. The Sunday School is a weekly event organised by the Free Software Movement Karnataka in Bangalore every Sunday. I covered most of the features of DevTools, apart from the profiler. I had the opportunity to discuss in depth on each of the tools given that I had around 2 hours of time. Continue reading
Nearly two years have passed since CodeBinders was formed. CodeBinders turns two this December. These two years have been full of wonderful experiences and useful lessons. What started off as a consultancy firm has now gathered the impetus to invest in more productive ideas and quality research. CodeBinders is now brave enough to shed its old image and give full time to product development. As our partner in crime, we are in talks with other organizations who are ready to put in their minds and hands to something innovative, something new, in collaboration with us. Continue reading
The 2nd day of GDG Devfest Kolkata 2013 saw a highly compact version of Firefox OS AppDay, aka, “AppDay in a Box“. This was the first event of its kind in Kolkata, and thanks to Jaipradeesh, we pulled off a really good show! There were about 32 participants, most of whom actively interacted during the sessions. Continue reading
The Mozilla Summit 2013 ended yesterday after three days full of fun, productivity and action. Lots of ideas were shared, lots of delicious food eaten and lots of people met each other. The Summit saw a diverse range of activities, ranging from dance parties, karaokes to hackathons and code-sprints.
The Summit was organized simultaneously at Brussels, Toronto and Santa Clara. Most of the people from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were invited to the Santa Clara venue. Mozilla had taken over then entire Santa Clara Marriott during the three days — October 4 to 6, 2013.
I will not try to write an event report, but share some of the exciting things that I did at the Summit and how it helped to uplift the feelings I had towards Mozilla. This is about the experience. Continue reading
Finally got some time to feel the excitement! I’ll leave tonight for the Mozilla Summit! Midnight flight from Kolkata to Kunming, then to Shanghai and then to San Francisco! The excitement is gradually peaking. A few more hours and I’ll probably be brimming with it. So I thought about writing a few notes before I leave. Continue reading
In my last post, I had mentioned about a plan for organizing a Hackerspace in Kolkata. Later on, we decided to have a broader approach and build a “Makerspace”, which will cater to a broader range of techizens. The idea is to create a collaborative workspace for geeks and designers where they can work in peace. Continue reading
Webcamp 3.0 Kolkata was organized today, September 29, 2013. The venue was the New Alipore office of DPS Technologies India. 8 people from all over Kolkata attended the meetup. There were a few interesting talks and a good deal of discussion about creating a possible Hackerspace/Makerspace in Kolkata. A big thanks to Joseph Matthew (JPM) for arranging the venue and refreshments and thanks to the attendees who made the event succesful. Continue reading
The whole of last week was an amazing blur. I was in Bangalore for two events, one day apart. As part of the MDN India Tour 2013, there was a Mozilla Evangelism Training on 17-18 September, 2013, followed by JSFoo on 20-21 September. It gave the Mozilla India community to interact with Christian Heilmann, Robert Nyman, Ali Spivak and Francois Marier. Continue reading