lunes, 26 de abril de 2010

I have been accepted for the Google Summer of Code 2010

I haven't blog for a long time since I had other things to do. I really wanted to participate in the Google Summer of code again, and I have actually been accepted in the Gstreamer community! The project I am going to work on is called "Permit pitivi users to add effects to the videos they are editing". The main goal is to permit to add all kind of effect easily in Pitivi and implement the most important ones.

I want to thank everyone who is responsible for the Gsoc, and my participation in it! I also want to thank and say "Hello" to Edward Hervey who is going to mentor me during the project and to the whole Gstreamer and Pitivi community.

domingo, 25 de abril de 2010

Presentation of a programing course of Python (and other Gnome related technologies) I am now teaching

I wanted to talk about a class (Taller en español) of Python I am teaching now in the University of Playa Ancha in Valparaiso (Chile).

First I want to share with you the great tool I found to make presentations which is Inskape with the JessyInk plug-in. It lets you make presentations in SVG format quite easily, and I personally find the result pretty satisfying! I am using it for all my presentations now, and obviously for the ones I am making for this lesson. Here is a good introduction to jessyInk, I also found a good video tutorial to help you starting with this plug-in. I actually didn't know anything about Inkscape before this, but with this video tutorial I learned fast and I am now able to make presentations with those tools.

The video tutorial to start with JessyInk

I also wanted to share with you the content of this class, so I created a git repository on github containing my presentations (in Spanish) and the examples which go with the course.

I didn't find anything similar so I decided to do it myself hoping it can be useful for other Spanish speakers! And you are of course encouraged to improve it, translate it and correct my mistakes.