The Pune Linux Users Group had organized a Mash (http://plug.org.in/mashup/) on October 13th and 14th ‘07.
Yet again, Zmanda asserted its support to the open source community by being an active participant at the Mash. Zmanda was conspicuous, by participating in all the events at the Mash
We had put forth two project ideas for the Mash. One was to find the most popular video/news viewed in India at any given time. And the other was to develop a Mobile-Mobile Chat Application.
The attendees were interested in both the project ideas.
Day 1 October 13th
At the Coding Session, Nikhil Bandiwadekar and Sachin Kale made significant progress in finding the most popular finance news viewed at any time. They used Yahoo Pipes for this purpose.
One of the attendees suggested the use of OpenMoko (www.openmoko.org) for developing the Mobile-Mobile Chat Application. Maitreyee Karmarkar did research about how OpenMoko can be leveraged.
Day 2 October 14th
Nikhil Bandiwadekar gave a presentation about Zmanda, the various product offerings and the work culture at Zmanda. This was followed by a demo showcasing MySQL Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL.
The attendees asked interesting questions about the features offered by MySQL ZRM.
Some of them also had suggestions about how Zmanda and the open source community can work together for a brighter future for both of them.
All in all, the PLUG Mash event was a significant step ahead in support of open source software.