Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Google Summer of Code 2010 Talk in UTM

The talk was scheduled on the 27th of March at University Technology Malaysia (Skudai, Johor). The crowd turnout was a great as they were enthusiastic about the topic at hand. Looking forward to a growing number of local students participating in GSoC 2010. Pictures of the talk are attached below.

                  Introduction about the program by the students

                              Setting up for the presentation

                              The crowd - 1

                              The crowd - 2

Faculty lecturer sharing her thoughts on working throughout students schedules

                              Group photo


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Google SoC Mentor Summit 2009

Blog post on Google SoC Mentor Summit 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bluetooth Sniffer project for GSoC 2009

The results are officially out. I would like to thank all of you who applied and worked hard on your proposals. I would like to congratulate Shu Yang Quek from Singapore(NUS) on being selected. For those of you who did not get selected, I would strongly urge you to participate as a volunteer which has its own perks. The nationality composition of this years applicants for the project are listed below.

4 - Portugal
1 - Brazil
1 - India
1 - Malaysia
1 - Singapore

Total = 8

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bluetooth Sniffer proposals for Google SoC 2009

It is with great honor to announce that I have been officially selected to participate in this years Google Summer of Code program as a mentor under the Umit Project. Students interested with the Bluetooth Sniffer idea can begin submitting their applications to Google directly from 19:00 UTC on March 23 2009 or 03:00 GMT+8 on March 24. A standard template for the application is available here. Do stay tuned on the program website for details. Do kindly contact me if there are any questions pertaining your proposal

Friday, March 13, 2009

Google Summer of Code 2009 talk in MMU Cyberjaya

I would like to thank the Open Source Alliance(OSA) of MMU Cyberjaya for organizing the event and everyone who attended. The presentation slides for Umit have been uploaded on the ASEAN Google SoC group. This group serves a medium for interested students within the ASEAN region to exchange thoughts about the program.

               A snapshot of the talk

PyGTK on Mac OSX

With Python installed, the Jhbuild script enables a myriad of software packages such as GTK+ and GNOME to be built. The script can be download from here. Do run the script once downloaded. After that, run the bootstrap process which should be done once.
# jhbuild bootstrap
# jhbuild build meta-gtk-osx-bootstrap

Build the software:
# jhbuild build
# jhbuild shell
# jhbuild build meta-gtk-osx-python

                          Umit Bluetooth running on Mac OSX 10.5.6


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Umit Project Talk

Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya in collaboration with IT Society, MMU Cyberjaya is organizing a talk on Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2009 and Umit Project. Details as follows:

Date : 12th March 2009 (Thursday)
Time : 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue : FIT XR 0001 (FIT Theatre Hall), Multimedia University, Cyberjaya

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bluetooth Sniffer idea for Google Summer of Code 2009

As for the impending Google Summer of Code program this year, UmitBT is pushing towards a new bold direction with the Bluetooth Sniffer idea. We intend to extend UmitBT's functionality by integrating Bluetooth protocol sniffing capabilities. Bluetooth protocol sniffing would allow users to monitor Bluetooth traffic to understand their Bluetooth spectrum in an indepth manner. Currently, Bluetooth protocol sniffing is available through costly hardware and software packages. This idea would allow users to sniff Bluetooth packets and display it in an intuitive manner similiar to Wireshark. Considerations for this idea are:

* Integrated into UmitBT
* Sniffing capability should be multi-platform.
Implementation may vary.
* Understanding of PyBluez and LightBlue.
* May require intermediate knowledge on Bluetooth firmwares

The impact of this idea is vastly significant to the community as this would be the first open source implementation of Bluetooth protocol sniffing. Students would be apart of making history with us besides a cool USD$4,500 for 4 months of implementation work, a t-shirt, an invaluable certificate from Google and a mystery book. Hope to hear from you soon and good luck.







Wednesday, January 07, 2009


With the new pad falling under the supported service area, I was finally able to install OCE's MetroFon. Connection's solid, higher bandwidth and great service all for RM60 a month. If only these guys can go nationwide, TM's Streamyx would get a run for their money.

The Star TechCentral GSoC press coverage

Date: 5th January 2009
The Star : TechCentral

For the love of code