Blog Action Day 2012 [Event]


 

The theme for Blog Action Day 2012 is …

The theme for Blog Action Day 2012 will be “The Power of We”

We choose this theme for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the popularity of the your suggestions; Community, Equality, Transparency/Anti-Corruption and Freedom, in our theme poll.

Secondly, The Power of We is a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world, either for their own communities or for people they will never meet half way around he world.

So, what what will I do for my Blog Action Day post, I hear you ask?

Well, you might profile someone or a group who inspires you by the way they made a positive influence, talk about your own efforts to make change with others, or highlight a cause that is successful for using people power to make a difference.

There are hundreds of examples you could choose from such as fighting for healthier meals for kids in schools, protecting people’s rights in countries far away, stopping practices in industries that hurt the environment and communities, challenging authorities to listen and act for the people, ensuring people small-scale farmers get fair deals, the rights of women and children are  protected and many many more.

You might even want to discuss the strategies and tips of how to organise to encourage other people to make change happen on the issues they care about, or make it easier for them to join in existing groups.

As Blog Action Day get’s closer (just under seven weeks away) we will be highlighting the thoughts of our NGO partners, previous Blog Action Day participants and interesting individuals have about our theme, and ask them to provide suggestions and materials that you can use for your blogs on October 15, 2102.

Over the next few weeks we will be increasing our communications with a weekly email to people who have registered to take part in Blog Action Day, as well as regularly updates, content and opportunities via our website and social media channels.

The team at Blog Action Day can’t wait to see what you all blog about and we really hope that you enjoy taking part in Blog Action Day on October 15, 2012.

Regards
Jason and Karina from Blog Action Day.

Thanks to http://blogactionday.org/2012/08/28/the-theme-for-blog-action-day-2012-is/

 

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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Pakistan Android Training 25 – 26 May 2012 [Event]


Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Pakistan was set up by the Government of Punjab as an autonomous body to use synergies of the IT industry, academic institutions, and the government representatives on the PITB board to develop and implement consequential strategies, to enable our province to achieve its IT potential.

Due to the massive growth in Mobile application development in recent years, there is a severe shortage of resources who have expertise and knowledge of Android platform. There by, hundreds of skilled people are needed in this domain by the local industry. PITB is arranging trainings to fill the gap of supply side. Game industry is providing master trainer to train the IT graduates (preferably students already selected for Industrial training).

There seemed to be a spread of opinions about whether Pakistan has a cost advantage over other countries such as United States and Western Europe, Central Europe, and India etc. and how long will this advantage last. The general consensus seemed to be is that it costs about $15-25k to develop a decent game on a mobile device in Pakistan. Pakistan may be broadly in line with India in this regard and somewhat cheaper than Central Europe. The cost for doing the same in the United States is likely to be an order of magnitude higher. It is, therefore, possible for a small start-up of 10-12 people with a burn rate of $250k a year to develop 15-20 games per year – a number good enough to turn up at least one (perhaps two) “winner(s)” in the course of a year. Typical success ratio of a mobile game, for example, on Apple Store is 1 in 20-25 (3-4% by another account) and a typical Top-1o application on the AppleStore could do about $2 million worth of sales.

USA and Japan are the leading countries in this domain. Our local industry has able to get huge business of game development from Japan.

Training Outcome

  • To groom the IT graduates for the game and mobile application development industry
  • Local Game and mobile application development industry may get skilled human resource to get more business from off-shore market.

Training Plan

Resource Person: Ahmad Saleem Khawaja (Director Technical)

Day 1: 25th of May, 2011: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Day 2: 26th of May, 2011: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Contents for two days Android training:

Day 1: Android Basics 

1. Android Architecture

2. Android Projects

a. Making a Simple Android Application using eclipse and android SDK

b. Major components of the program

c. Walkthrough of the architecture on a running program

d. Deploying Android project on Emulator

e. Deploying Android application on Device.

f. Android App Market

3. Basic API Components

a. Activity

b. Intent

c. Widgets

d. Service

4. Resources

a. R.java

5. UI Elements

1. Lists

2. Drop Downs

3. Test Input Controls

4. Buttons

5. Menus

Day 2: Advanced Topics

1. Broadcast Receivers

2. Content Providers

3. Surface Views

4. Overview of OpenGL

There are limited seats; participants can register by sending email at registration@pitb.gov.pk on firstcome first basis.

For more details: http://pitb.gov.pk/mobileapplicationdevelopment

Excellent Free iPhone Application Vone


Are you free after 9-5 job today ?

Or Wana relax on this Weekend ?

Want to attend Event of your own choice ?

It was very difficult for me to visit each time websites on my Computer and browsing through what’s happening around me; The Events about Art and Culture,  Exhibitions, Fun,  Seminars and many more what I need to know and go about.

Today I got installed it on my iPod and experiencing up-to-date anytime, anywhere.

Download Free iPhone Vone app

You can localize Vone for your city like; LahoreKarachiIslamabad and list goes on… including more than 30 cities of Pakistan.

So what is Vone;  A daily listing of noteworthy events taking place in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and other major cities across Pakistan!.

It is an online community portal where people can share information about cultural events in their cities. Vone is built on the idea to empower Pakistanis by providing free event information on an intuitive, fun, and useful platform.

Is it interesting ? Do you want to add your experience using it on your iPod / iPhone ?

Vone: http://www.vone.pk/

Vone on iTuneshttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vone/id492068585?mt=8/

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