I am working out a new pet project, an online system to support PUJ Competitions. It is still a work under progress and I plan to start to blog some technical results here, but until that glorious free time I would give you a glimpse about what is keeping my blog so quiet :)
So, PUJ is an academic competition where undergraduate student submit their homeworks for the evaluation...
on Sep 7, 2009
InfoBrasil - TI &
InfoBrasil is the
second biggest Information Technology fair in Brazil, with main focus on
business opportunities and industry networking. In 2009 the event is
celebrating its 15th edition with a special program and the
participation of entrepreneurs, academic researchers and students.
InfoBrasil also includes a technology congress with prizes to the best
on Jun 3, 2009
Few days ago Tushar Joshi asked me how to use the Footprint
Library to publish certificates with Marathi
characters. This was a nice challenge since I had never realized Footprint
was released without support for TrueType Fonts, but everything worked and now the library supports unicode characters.
The major change was in the config file, where a new element arose:
on Apr 26, 2009
What is Fotprint Project?
Footprint is a
publisher and distributor of certificates of participation in conferences -
signed PDF documents that prove you attended a conference or a course.
Usually the companies have some formal process to manage education
budget and universities also require some formal documentation in
order to accept a participation in an event as part of their...
on Mar 25, 2009
Jazoon Rookie freed your voice, and give you a chance to win a fully sponsored Jazoon'09 conference, including voucher + air ticket + accommodation expenses.
Some criteria for the competitors:
Aged 26 or younger
(on 22 June 2009)
20 minutes technical talk
Submission Deadline: 15 March 2009
Companies are invited to assist their Jazoon Rookies.
Submit until 15 March...
on Mar 10, 2009
Few days ago I was prospecting collaborators to my open source
project when BjÃ¶rn Jensen - JUG
leader of Hamburg - called my attention to the Google Summer of Code 2009 .
After a brief reading of the program rules, my teacher vein started to
pulse - yes, that's exactly what I was looking for.
How it works?
I strongly suggest you to visit the program web page and check the
on Mar 8, 2009
New year is time to refresh the projects, to start new dreams and confirm initiatives from the past. As for me, I've started the year updating the Ohloh entries of my open source projects.
If you contribute or if you use one of my projects, please take a minute to click on the Ohloh links below - it is a very important feedback for me, and a motivation to keep my projects information updated...
on Jan 5, 2009
Quickies are a nice opportunity to introduce a new project and
train your presentation skills during Devoxx conference and, in 2008, I
had the privilege to present 3 Quickies about my Open-Source projects.
Unfortunatelly Quickies are not recorded (I would love to
check my own performance in order to make it better in the future), but
at least I can offer you the slides. If you were there and/or...
on Dec 21, 2008
Devoxx 2008 rocks, a beautiful and very well organized conference at Antwerp, Belgium. This year, they invited me to talk about my open source projects - a perfect moment to publicize my projects and also an opportunity to say thanks for the hospitality of the Belgium people releasing a Footprint version with the name of the Brussels Airport.
Today, 9th of December 2008, we...
on Dec 9, 2008
Top SUN guys, global media coverage, thousands of developers and the rock stars of Java community - basically all stakeholders of the Java universe will be together next week at San Francisco. For sure it is one of the best moments to seal the joint between OSS community and Java people.
No, I have no internal information, there is no secrets leak here, just my humble opinion and ten bucks I...
on Apr 30, 2007
Just few days before the deadline of
Call for Papers of Jazoon 2007
- the European conference on Java technology. This is the first time Switzerland hosts a big Java conference and the organizers
are eager for promoting the event as a brand new opportunity for people with innovative projects to share their experiences
Today I had a meeting with the staff of Jazoon and...
on Dec 19, 2006
Finally my friends our great Java language started to become Open Source. What a
wonderful and historical date!
Monday, November 13, 2006
SUN OPENS JAVA
on Nov 13, 2006
Last week we got a meeting in my JUG and we discussed many ideas about how to enhance the JUG - including several tools we need. The most motivated members suggested the creation of OpenSource projects to improve our site features and another group also suggested a formal commitee for managing those projects. Listening the brainstorm I felt a dÃ©jÃ vu about the excitement around new projects -...
on Oct 15, 2005