First of all, mille excuses!
Unfortunately I have not been able to blog the monthly price update of the Petroleum products on the 2nd September 2009. I was surprised by the number of people who told me “To pane blog lo prix l’essence!”. I did not even know that some people did notice that missing post.
The main reason behind my absence in the blogosphere (though only a few days) was the lack of time because of work commitment. Today, after nearly 1 week, I ate dinner at home!
So, here’s the price update for the month of September 2009 😛
Essence : Rs42.05 to Rs 45.20 (+Rs 3.15)
Diesel : Rs 35.45 to Rs 38.10 (+Rs 2.65)
G-Mauritius Day 2009
Let’s come to the subject of today, which I am sure many are eagerly waiting to read my review.
As you (perhaps) already know, G-Mauritius Day 2009 was a 2 days event during which Google Engineers shared some of the invaluable knowledge to some 100 Mauritians. This initiative, a first in the African continent, was truly a success, and the Board of Investment can be really proud for making this a reality. Hats off to the whole team, you were wonderful!
During the last 2 days, there was a wide exposure of Google products and technologies to the participants, including live demos. It was really nice to interact with the Google Team (Sasha, Ade, Julian, Chewy and Mary) who work in Google offices located in different parts of the world.
Day 1 was mainly aimed to software developers, since most of it was technical. Google Maps, Google API, Google Web Toolkit were some of the topics. I even felt lost a few times!
Shah did take nice shots with his camera. He is truly a twitter addict, and I experienced that live while sitting besides him on Day 1.
The first day ended with a very nice Cocktail Party at Four Points which started at about 7pm. What time it ended? I dont really know since I had to leave the party at 9pm to go to work (yeah!) but the BOI team left the hotel after midnight!
Wonderful shot on Fadilfr flickr.
BOI made a great surprise to the Google Team for the 11th Anniversary of Google (which falls today!)
Neodil was lucky to get such a nice picture of Mary (Google) cutting the birthday cake in the presence of the Finance Minister.
Dilraj,me and Ashesh | Eating my Google Cake! | Google team
Day 2 was much lighter and allowed us to discover Google tools to improve your business online. Most of us were amazed by the wonderful tools (Google Analytics, Adwords, Google Webmaster Central among others) and their results!
Nevertheless, tweeps did catch someone sleeping today! lol
Laptops were made available to all the participants.
Indeed, G-Mauritius was a heaven for Twitter users and bloggers. The event gave the opportunity to the virtual friends to meet in real. It was really cool to meet and discover the people behind some blogs and twitter accounts.
Truly a small bloggers’ event : Ashesh, Ashvin, Avinash, Dilraj, Jevin, Kailash, Shah and Sou (Did I miss someone?). During these 2 days, Mauritian tweeps present at the event kept writing and discussing live during the presentation sessions.
Google Tshirts, Google 2 GB Pendrive (Real pen + the usb drive lol), nice Google File + the loads of cakes, snacks offered by BOI during tea and lunch breaks.
Ahhhh! I can already feel that a few people are being jealous 😛
What could have been done better?
Generally, there’s always some room for improvement, but I am sure most of the participants will agree:
- A decent internet connectivity!However on hearing the provider’s name, I told to myself “La queue lichien pas cpv faire vine droite!”
- haha, and another great party for the Day 2 lol ! 😛
These 2 days were simply great and I feel really proud to say that I was at the G-Mauritius Day!
In a few words, I would describe it as an wonderful enriching knowledge sharing social event!
Were you there? Do you regret for not being there? Do discuss and Share!
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It is exactly midnight, time to publish the article!
Have a nice weekend everyone!