Oxford is a beautiful city

July 4, 2008

I’ve been too lazy to take pictures of my trip to Oxford earlier this week, but Steve has them – lovely.


Swiss open source awards 2008

June 10, 2008

ossaward2008.pngThe nominations are open on the www.ossaward.ch site, in the following categories: swissness (a project), business (a company), pioneer (a person or institution), advocacy (a person) and youth (a young person).

With my grumpy-french-speaking-minority hat on, I cannot help notice that that site is only available in german…but if I tell them I’m sure they’ll suggest that I volunteer for translating ;-)


Summer of Code 2008 is on!

April 22, 2008

The list of accepted students was published yesterday, for Sling we’re happy to welcome Janandith who’s tasked with making Scala usable in Sling.


Google Summer of Code: accepting student applications now

March 25, 2008

See the timeline, now is the time for students to talk to us (mentors) and to prepare and submit applications.

See the ASF’s list of ideas (where you can find three ideas about Sling) or the list of participating organizations for more info.


Google Summer of Code 2008!

February 25, 2008

Searching for info about past GSoC programs I stumbled on http://code.google.com/soc/2008/ – looks like the 2008 edition is starting already!


Martin Odersky on Scala, next Monday in Lausanne

February 8, 2008

I hope to make it to Martin Odersky’s The Scala Experience talk, next Monday at EPFL Lausanne.

Update: very interesting as expected, we got a quick but extensive tour of Scala’s main features. The slides at lamp.eplf.ch are the same that he used for the talk, as far as I can tell, but the offline version won’t be as good as listening to Mr.Scala himself, obviously.


The ASF live in Kathmandu, Nepal

January 14, 2008

ujjwol-lamichhane.jpegAs part of the GHOP program, Ujjwol Lamichhane presented the Apache Software Foundation to his schoolmates in his uncle’s store in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Read the (fascinating, if you ask me) story on his blog.