Yeah.. I am a bit late!!.. Today only I started my blog here.
Last week I went to NIT calicut to attend FOSS NIT 2007. It was a great experience and I did my first FOSS presentation there. It was a workshop on RTAI, an open source real time application for GNU/Linux. “Oru cheriya starting Trouble Undayi!!!!”… Thanks to my Led demo board ;-)….
3rd March: Angadipuram->Manjeri->Mukkam->NIT…
I reached NIT Calicut around 11.30 AM, and rushed to software testing Lab. I had to setup a Linux/RTAI Demo machine there for the workshop. I met Amarjit, the busy bee of FOSS Core team, he introduced me to Seethal. We went to Computer lab complex, Wow.. what a lab?… I got a Dell Desktop and its root password :-). It was running FC6 Distro, cute GUI.
hmm.. My kernel compilation didn’t work on it!!!… n I had to install debian etch.
After tea break, around 4.00 PM, Hiran started his session on Wikia. I was trying trying n trying to install rtai in my machine. There were about 100 students registered for wikia workshop. So the lab was almost full. Me in a corner with a few Gals.. ;-)… n Hiran was roaming around there clarifying their doubts….. nadakkatte nadakkatte….
Next is my session.. I am a bit nervous.
Started with Real Time Syetem Definition and then directly entered in to RTAI. Demonstrated the need for a real time OS with my $100 Development board :-)…
Most of the audience where 1&2 students and a few Mtech students were also there.