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On August 14,2010 Blue genie technologies conducted a open source software conference in Madurai. I handled a talk on Version control systems and Subversion basics in that conference. Mr.Senthil Kumaran from Collabnet was asked to deliver a talk on version control systems on the event. But due to some personal issues he couldn't come to the conf and he gave the opportunity to me to handle the same talk on that day!

My talk started around 10.30 AM and I talked about half an hour - explaining what is a version control system and why we need it etc. I explained the basic differences about the distributed and centralized version control systems. Then I introduced Subversion to the crowd and showed a very basic usage of subversion command line client.

There were around 1000 audience who were mostly students from in and around madurai! The feedback I got from the audience was, the talk was more technical explaining the versioning concepts, but lacked few very basic examples which could reach that target audience :( This is the lesson I learnt, so that I will prepare my future presentations by keeping the target audience in mind.

The slides I used for the presentation are here -> http://azhaguselvan.co.cc/files/vcs.pdf

Thanks to stylesen and Blue Genie Technologies for giving me this opportunity.

PS: I have also planned to give a talk on introduction to Django on that conf alongside with Mr.Bala Murugan who handled Web Programming with Python, but due to improper time management by the organizers I didn't get time to do that talk.

Published at : Wednesday Aug,25 2010 at 23:59 | Tags : presentation, talk, Subversion, | Comments
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