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Helsinki Institute for Information Technology in Google Summer of Code 2011

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Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) has been selected as an organization in this year’s edition of Google Summer of Code. HIIT is a joint research institution run by Aalto University and University of Helsinki, and also happens to be the place where I have been working for the last one year. While the University of Helsinki needs no introduction, Aalto is a relatively new university created in 2010 from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. EFnet and IRCNet regulars might remember the and servers run by Helsinki University of Technology.

Out of all the proposed project ideas, this is the one that is closest to my heart. The ContextLogger2 is one of the components used in our project (unfortunately I can’t reveal too much about it right now) and having worked with Tero for the past one year, I am very curious about the outcome of this proposal. You can see that he has already got a few good applications.

I know I am horribly late, but better late than never.


Written by Debarshi Ray

6 April, 2011 at 18:50

The Finnish cowboy

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This post is dedicated to Ashish Shukla and one amazing teacher of mine. It originated as a conversation on IRC, and I am not really sure how to model it is a blog post. Maybe I could write some verses, but I am too lazy for that.

There is this teacher at the University of Helsinki who is teaching Network Programming this period, and offers the course on Internet Protocols every fall. He is Markku Kojo. He is the Finnish cowboy. He is like the Clint Eastwood of Finland with RFCs under his belt instead of a couple of six shooters, and he walks around (even inside the classroom) with a twig between his teeth. Usually when you open the door for someone they nod and smile. But not Markku Kojo. Kojo just looks at you, gives his twig a twist, before going on his way in those slippers of his which could easily have been riding boots with spurs on the heels had he been in a different place at a different time.

If you have been in one of his classes then I am sure you know what I mean. In case you have not, and belong to the Computer Science Department at the university then I would suggest that you take one his subjects. I am sure you will enjoy.

Written by Debarshi Ray

27 January, 2011 at 00:39

Short-listed for Schmap Helsinki Guide

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Originally uploaded by debarshi2001in

Came to know yesterday that this photo has been short-listed for the tenth edition of the Schmap Helsinki Guide. The photo was taken on Aleksanterinkatu.

Written by Debarshi Ray

4 February, 2010 at 17:49

Posted in Helsinki, Photography