It’s been a while since my last post just after GUADEC. I’ve lost some time in August due moving to a new place in Campinas with two friends of mine. It was three weeks ago and I’m still feeling tired (I’m taking some time to get used with this new place). Since then, I’m working on grilo-plugins and this post is all about what I’ve accomplished and what are the next steps after GSoC.
Brno is amazing. Just amazing. The people from here try to be helpfull even if they don’t speak a single word in English. The food is really good and quite cheap and the city is beautiful! I’m glad that I still have time for another tour around! Well, travelling without many concerns, meeting amazing people and with the opportunity to learn things you love… GUADEC has been an amazing experience.
GUADEC 2013 was hosted in Brno, Czech Republic and it was my first time doing a talk for a big audience, quite an experience! I can see how nervous I got in the two minutes I had for the interns lightning talk. Not super instructive video to watch but quite funny to me :) Also, It is very interesting that a little bit more then a year later, I would be moving to Brno to start a new phase of my life.
Oh boy, there are things that can slow you down. It’s been three weeks since my last post, in this short period of time I had a car accident ( I’m 100% alright! ), one root canal treatment (with a good dose of pain), my girlfriend moved to another city… Oh well, too many headaches in three weeks! But when I was in good mood (or healthy enough) here I was, in front of this screen trying to make good code to Grilo… and I like the achievements so far.
First of all, hello everybody from Planet Gnome! This is the first post that will take place there. It is a really nice community where I’ve been learning always something new from the past 5 months. I hope I can put some interesting hacks for you guys. Thank you Alberto Ruiz for including me. I was accepted in GSoC this year to be working with Grilo. It is a really nice project which I’m always having some fun while coding.
First of all, as a good beginner in blogging I have promised that I'll make a proper introducing of the project later this week which I did not. Sorry for that. I hope to do it soon. I’ve been studying Lua since last weekend with the good guidance of the Programming in Lua (written by Roberto Ierusalimschy as a way to improve my lua skills. Actually, before starting reading this book I thought my knowledge of lua was _[ok]() because it is easy to understand and make some code.
I was having a busy week until this Sunday which happened to be my birthday! I just made 25 years old and the celebration with my family was remarkable. I’m just happy with such great family. But besides my family, two amazing things made this last three days quite unforgettable. First, my first code to an open source community reached the upstream! As posted by Juan, within the 0.2.8 release of grilo-plugins is included the Magnatune plugin.
Time goes by when you finally finish your 18 years studying things that people said you need to learn. Finally you start doing more and more things that you want to do. Learning what you think is interesting and working with what you love. I’m entering in a new phase of my life. I’ve been working in a few projects that made most of my days goes by in a blink of an eye.