OSI Days 2010

21 09 2010

This was my first OSI Days event. I gave 2 presentations at this event. It was great experience to give presentation and meet new people.

My presentations are

Building Powerful search in Drupal

One of the glamorous things about using Drupal is that it bootstraps with full text search. Drupal also provides us with search hooks which allows to search based of various parameters. These results can be customized as per our requirement.

Connecting your users with the content they need when they need it isn’t just optional anymore. With the rise of Google and similarly sophisticated search engines, users expect high-quality search results that help them find what they’re looking for quickly and easily. You can meet all these needs with Apache Solr, Lucene. We are going to talk about how to use Apache Solr in drupal and make our drupal search powerful. We will also talk about Faceted Search and how this will help the user to get refined results and improve the usability.

The PPT of this session can be downloaded at http://azrisolutions.com/tools

Core concepts of worlds most misunderstood language(Javascript)

JavaScript is the one of the most popular programming language on the web. Initially many professional programmers were not enthusiastic to use this, Since the target audience were mostly web authors and other such “amateurs” among many reasons. When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. The changing currents of the web made Ajax popular which intern brought back JavaScript into the spot light again.

This session will focus mainly on how to use JavaScript more efficiently in your web applications and remove the road block in our mindsets that JavaScript is only for front-end developers.

The PPT of this session can be downloaded at http://azrisolutions.com/tools