Archive for the ‘dignifying man’ Category

OxIS 2009 in The House of Commons

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I went to the House of Commons in London for the presentation of the Oxford Internet Survey 2009 report by Ellen Helsper.


DPhil graduation ceremony!

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

When you are awarded your doctorate, rather than having crossed any finishing line, you are given your number and water bottle, and are allowed to stand at the starting line and run the race.


Thesis viva

Monday, December 1st, 2008

After 5 1/2 years I have successfully defended my thesis at the Engineering Department, University of Oxford. Celebrations ensued with many good friends.

Viva drinks, Duke of Cambridge


BCS talk at Newcastle

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I went to Newcastle to give a talk for the local branch of the BCS: ‘Open source software in Further Education in the UK’. To make the panorama I used Hugin and 4 pictures.

Newcastle, skyline over the river

Newcastle, statue of Queen Victoria


Trafalgar Sq London

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I met near Trafalgar Sq. with Olivier Clatz, lead developer of MedINRIA at the Asclepios Research Laboratory (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Nice), for an OSS Watch consultancy.


Thesis… handed-in

Friday, October 10th, 2008

My friend May told me once ‘A thesis is never finished, only abandoned’, paraphrasing the aphorism attributed to Paul Valèry, ‘A poem is never finished, only abandoned’. So whether by termination or desertion, after under 5.5 eventful years of work, I have submitted by D.Phil. thesis at the Examination Schools, University of Oxford. And now, to wait for my viva.


Poster presentation at MICCAI'08

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Presentation of the poster for my first paper in biomedical engineering:

R. Casero and J.A. Noble, A novel explicit 2D+t cyclic shape model applied to echocardiography, Procs. of Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 5241:527-534, Springer, 2008. [paper .pdf] [poster .odp .ppt]


JISC Conference 2008, Birmingham

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

This year the conference took place at the ICC, Birmingham. OSS Watch manned two stands.



Monday, April 14th, 2008

Evening prior to the JISC Conference 2008. While Birmingham is the second most important city of the UK, it does not appear in my tourist guide. We had nice rooms at the City Inn Hotel.


Libresoft talk

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

I flew to Madrid to meet with the people of Libresoft at the Rey Juan Carlos University, Móstoles. Libresoft is one of the main research groups doing quantitative analysis of libre software in Europe, so it’s naturally of interest to OSS Watch.


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