Here’s a list of talks that I’ve conducted in reverse chronological order. If you’re not sure about what format you should get, try the PDF version first — you’ll need a PDF reader first (Adobe Acrobat on Windows/Linux, or any one of the plethora of PDF-readers available on Linux).
This talk provides an introduction to Gentoo Linux’ ebuilds, which lie at the heart of its portage system how to install a given package. The purpose was to introduce would-be Gentoo contributors to a low-barrier point-of-entry. The TeX/LyX source uses the FoilTeX package.
This presentation was the topic of my seminar in the 8th semester of my engineering course. It deals with the now defunct(?) Reiser4 file system. Broadly speaking, it introduces the limitations faced in file systems today, and what Reiser4 does to address these problems.
I gave this talk at the April 2004 meet of the Bangalore Linux Users’ Group. The talk covers an introduction to some major file systems in Linux – ext2, ext3, Reiser3, XFS and JFS – and then shares the results of some rudimentary benchmarking.
Talk on SDL for the BLUG (odp | pdf) I co-authored this talk with Vibhu Rishi at September 2003 meet of the Bangalore Linux Users’ Group. We introduced the popular Simple Directmedia Layer, explained a number of its features and ancillary libraries, and then demonstrated a simple example and a couple of games we’d made.