BLUA October 2006 Meeting


We initially planned to organise the monthly meeting on October 14th. However, few things messed up and we had to shift it to today. 12 members were present in the meeting, which was held at Metronet office in Gulshan 2. We started at 17:00, and mainly discussed about our upcoming projects, which are:

  • Royal Bengal Linux
  • Creative Commons
  • Mirror Server Project
  • Media Distribution Project

There was a lot of brainstorming, and we got some good ideas and suggestions form our fellow members. My appreciation to everyone who joined on the meeting, specially to Mr. Rafiqul Islam who acted as the event manager and Mr. Ferdous Azam Khan, CEO of Metronet who was our host. Sorry, no pictures of the event as none of us were carrying a camera!

BCS Computer Show – Day 7


Last day of the computer show! The most-wanted competition was arranged today at Bashani Novotheater seminar room, where 50 students participated. The students were grouped in two sections — Group A: first grade to fifth grade, and Group B: sixth grade to twelfth grade.

The competition started at 3:30 and by 4:30 we were done. Our volunteers checked and marked the answer scripts which was then handed over to BCS athority who will arrange the prize distribution ceremony at a later date.

BCS Computer Show – Day 6


Record number of visitors and record number of kids came to the show. Our volunteers had tough time entertaining the demanding kids! The kids waited on the queue for 5-10 minutes before they could sit on a computer. Around 350 kids learned how to use Edubuntu Linux!

BCS Computer Show – Day 5


Hartal and heavy rainfall dramatically reduced the number of visitors in computer show. Our dedicated volunteers still came over to help, and entertained the kids who came from the neighborhood. I’m sure that the kids learned a lot since each of them got a good amount time to see the workarounds of a Linux desktop!

Rony and I watched the planetarium show, which was quite amazing. I watched the same type of show in Birla Planetarium in Calcutta, but liked today’s one since it’s in Bengali. However I didn’t understand some Bengali terms… but still it was fun.

BCS Computer Show – Day 4


The second seminar co-organised by BLUA was held today. Mr. Nazrul Islam of Relief International delivered his keynote speech on Telecenters networks of Bangladesh. The seminar was entitled “ICT for Developement: Prospects of Telecenters in Bangladesh”.

Our member Raihanul Kabir Rony’s picture was published on Prothom-Alo, and he was very happy about it. I’m happy about it too! :)

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