Every year there’s a competition famous for French “geek”. It has many famous sponsor like Microsoft, Oracle, Mozilla, SAP…
Here’s how it works:
- You have several challenges by different sponsors.
- You subscribe to the challenges you want to compete in.
- You learn about the differents challenge during the evening.
- You have all the night to develop your applications.
- The next day you have the results.
- Every winner of every challenge get a prize.
This year the event occured during the night of the 2 of december. Our Team (FITA) did compete in 4 challenges. I’m happy to announce that we won 2 challenges (one of them sponsorised by Microsoft itself !). Both challenge were to develop a windows phone 7 application.
Moreover, I’d like to point out that at the beginning of the night nobody in the team had ever done a wp7 application !
I’d like to thanks every member of the Fita team but also the nuit de l’info staff for their very good job !
At this time I made an introduction for my website in Flash. This is not the final version (no preloader, not good size)…
I did use AE and AF since you can integrate AE works in flash now.
Since there’s no preloader and the browser size is not correct I advise you to use right click and download as in order to enjoy the show. If you’ve any questions feel free to comment.
Here’s the link.
I’m writing this news to inform everyone that I’m not dead. I’ve been doing my internship in the State University of New Paltz.
Here is a quick summary of what I’ve been doing there:
I did my placement at the State University of New York in New Paltz in the Computer Science Department and was supervised by Andrew Pletch, an Assistant Professor.
The topic was about the adaptation of an existing distributed computing framework written in Java for the LAN environment, to make it useable with Android phones.
A second topic used the Android phone to monitor a diabetic patient and deliver readings to a web portal.
Consequently, my internship integrated both topics.
The development of the medical software has been done in six main phases: knowledge of the client need , general conception of the application, user interface specification, interface execution, conception and execution of the database and integration testing. Andrew Pletch and another researcher has also worked on the project.
The medical software should be ready at the beginning of October.
The framework application has been done in four main phases: knowledge of the already existing framework, conception of the upgrade necessary in order to adapt the framework to the mobile environment, followed by development and testing.
Prof Pletch’s student will end the development of this framework and use it in the next semester.
This exciting internship allowed me to learn how to program on Android. I also learned a great deal about mobile networking communication and it gave me ample contact with the business world.
Consequently, I’ve learnt some usefull android trick and I’ll post some here.
Have you ever been waking up by your computer during night because you fell asleep during your movie ? Are you tired to have to stand up at the end of your movie because otherwise your computer won't shutdown ?
If like me it’s the case you’ll love this tutorial ! :-).
In this article I’ll explain to you how to install and configure GShutdown.
What is GShutdown ?
GShutdown is an advanced shutdown utility which allows you to schedule the shutdown or the restart of your computer, or logout your actual session.
source: Official GShutdown website
How to install it ?
Or if this is not working open a console and type:
sudo aptitude install gshutdown
How to configure it ?
What you have to do is go to the edit menu => favorite. Click on custom command => shutdown and type:
Did you know ?
You can do everything with your console !
If you want the system to be log off and power off the pc lets say at 23.15h, use this command:
sudo shutdown 23:15 -P
Or in 6 hours (360 minutes) use this command:
sudo shutdown +360 -P
To cancel the shutdown:
sudo shutdown -c