Opera Seminar with the biggest audiences so far (well, at least in Indonesia ). There were around 800 students participating Maranatha Open house event, and the attendences were mixed from Maranatha and high school students in Bandung.
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On the 8th November 2010, we kicked of our uni tour in Indonesia from Bandung city. It's located in west Java. It was the third seminar we had in Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) since 2008. It was nice to be back to have a talk in Comlabs, a department who gives IT services in ITB, which always have active and very technical attendences. Most of attendences in this seminar was not only from ITB, but it was mixed of high schools, other campuses students and lecturers in Bandung.
We usually organized it on Saturday for ITB on the Free IT Saturday Lesson (fsl) event that held regularly every month. But this time, we had it on Monday and held 2 sessions seminar instead, so people could choose the schedule suits to their free time from classes and work.
"Bandung is the 4th largest city in Indonesia, nice and cool due to being up in the mountains. We visited Institut Teknologi Bandung last year, and found the students to be highly knowledgeable and standards-aware. We later found out why: ITB has one of the most standards-compliant websites in the nation. I subsequently interviewed one of the web team, Mr Widianto Nugroho for the Web Standards Project.
On our return visit, we were lucky enough to be joined by Mr Beni, the leader of the ITB web team, who explained to the students how and why they coded the University website that way. ITB is hoping to become a W3C member; I wish them luck as they are a great example to the rest of Indonesia.
The students didn't disappoint us this year, either, listening attentively as Zi Bin showed them SVG, Widgets, Opera Unite, Opera Turbo and the new smartphone-like features of Opera Mini 5 beta. After I showed them HTML5, canvas and CSS 3 Media Queries, they really put us through the Q&A mill, asking about HTML5's offline storage capabilities, the differences between XHTML1.1 strict and HTML5 and Opera's relationship with the open source community.
After a delicious lunch of Masakan Padang (a dozen or so dishes of chicken, fish, lamb and vegetables, we headed off to our second university of the day, Parahyangan Catholic University, in a modern campus and huge auditorium filled with students.
ITT is a university which is focusing to support the development of technology dan telecommunication industry. I'm glad that Opera team can visit this uni. Almost 250 students were there to join and follow the seminar.
Afterwards, we went to a nice place in Dago for the meet up (picture will be upload soon). It was very nice to meet the fans of Opera. We were sharing experiences while enjoying the very nice view with a nice weather.
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