Sunday, 13 April 2008

The Gloss Sunday - The Sun University Day Celebrations...




The Sun University Day celebrations at SASTRA was really unforgettable for me. I was in the organising part of the workshop that was conducted by GLOSS and it was all fun and enjoyment. It gave me and my fellow people a great Sunday. The day started off with the registrations which simply made us feel the pleasure of being as an organising team. The morning session gave the ideas about OpenSolaris and introduced us to the concepts of Operating Systems, Hardware, Interface, etc. It was really mind boggling to see the power of OpenSolaris and it's cool distro. The whole of the participants present over there were deeply involved into Abhishek's seminar. With the announcement of a short bio-break, I thought that the crowd level would become really down since anything sounding Non-Windows could prove them boring. But the case was not that. People were really impressed and wanted to know about the potential of OpenSolaris and it's further features. The seminar ran upto 1:10 almost and it was time for the lunch. The lunch was arranged at the SASTRA - Krishna Canteen and the menu was Veg. Pulav and Paneer Butter Masala. The taste was so exotic and I felt very hard to drag myself to the conference hall. But having no other option than being there, I went to attend and organise the rest of the workshop, i.e. the second session. In second session half of the members were asked to assemble at the CAD/CAM lab to get a hands on experience of working with VitualBox and OpenSolaris. The other half were given a seminar about how they could reap the maximum out of NetBeans IDE 6.0. Abhishek proved his potential to all of them by explaining even tougher things in a light and easily understandible way. His proper quoting of examples from various sources made people get inspired by him, a lot!!! He proved to be a proper hero, a Antonio of the day in convincing people to move towards the emerging open source applications with focus towards OpenSolaris and NetBeans IDE. It was really good. His pleasant words, proper answers for the questions raised would have really made any equals of him feel jealous about him. Throughout he worked hard with his throat and mind. People like me and other associated volunteers of GLOSS took various pictures of this marked day as we didn't want to miss any of the moments there. The day was smoothly fuctioning without any nuisance till the end. The participants were interviwed and were asked to give their feedbacks about their opinion and stuff. It was all great going...
More to be added... ;)

1 comment:

**Complexity*of*Simple*things** said...

Sanjeev I am happy that you guys got something to learn... I am sure that you and your friends will take GLOSS to levels no one even dreamt of!

I wish you guys luck!

-Abhishek