Chamilo P@rty 2010, a success

The 7th of July of 2010 will definitely be a date to remember for the Latin American community of Chamilo. Chamilo P@rty only lasted 2h30, yet we had time to discuss open-source tools to manage the education process (by Yannick…

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PHP Day Lima 2009 – Retrospective

Before I forget all about it, I want to make a note of what happened, what was good and what could be improved for the PHP Day event we organized jointly with Mobile Bridges, another software development company in Lima….

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Boys with toys…

I’m always surprised at what horrible things web developers can actually do in their work just to use AJAX stuff. I won’t hurt anyone because there would be many useless deaths, but guys… use your head! A user wants interfaces…

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Dokeos event for Americas

If you’re a fan of Dokeos and plan to head to South America during the next few days, then you definitely want to get to DOKUDA, the 25th and 26th of June 2009. We’ve been preparing the event for about…

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OLPC project, Escuelab and Dokeos/Chamilo

Today I went to the Escuelab in the centre of Lima to meet with Alberto, Kike Mayorga and Kiko Contreras. My visit was apparently taken with great interest and they’ve video-interviewed me for some time to talk about DOKUDA and…

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Dokeos Latinoamérica (now BeezNest) lended 6 XO for Dokeos-XO integration

Quickly, because I’m a little out of free time right now, we’ve been lended 6 XO green laptops for 24 months, fo a project we intend to start shortly on a Dokeos-XO integration work. More details: the project proposal: http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=41215…

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Dokeos Kids 2009

Last year, Dokeos Latinoamérica, with the agreement of Thomas, made a deal with Macro Editorial in Peru to edit a series of primary school syllabus under the name “Dokeos Kids”. We also later launched http://www.dokeoskids.com/, which has served to host…

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PHP TestFest 2009 – First try

This is a quick report on my first trial as a local group coach for the PHP TestFest 2009 for the PHP Perú group. Assistance: 20 people (all more or less PHP developers, some very fresh) Preparation time: about 6…

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Preparing PHP TestFest 2009 with PHP Peru

Thanks to an interesting article by Zoe Slattery (who works at IBM UK but is well known in the PHP Community for her work on the QA Team) in PHP Architect, I got into an attempt (at least) at preparing…

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Giving PHP training as a means of recruitment

It’s been a while since the idea first came to me, but yesterday we managed, with a bunch of acquaintances, to setup the basic structure so, starting 23rd of May, I’ll be giving an 80-hours long specialized PHP course to…

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