Sunday, December 19, 2010

Never Enough Time

'Every morning you get up only when your mom screams at top of her voice', 'You join amidst your friends who were laughing after some funny conversation they had ', 'Getting scolding is part of your college life' , 'Always curse yourself and others for doing things in a hurry', 'Had a break up just because you broke the promise you made'. If some of these are part of your life just like mine, you are in a league called The procrastinator.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Life is filled with lessons

I hope most of you might have experienced this in your final year of college. All that you hear is placement, training etc. If you happened to get any tips from your seniors or staffs, all they say is "you need to have a right attitude which is very difficult to build", "you should go for some personality development classes". Well if you ask me, I would say it can be easily built and no need for going to any of these classes. Lesson can be learnt from every incident and thing you do in your life. I completely believe that they happen just to teach you some valuable lesson. One such example is Age of Empires(AOE). It’s a strategy game in which most of us fail to understand its valuable lessons. This game has personally changed me and my friends in terms of attitude and approach in life. It may sound insane, but its very true. Ask any AOE player, I bet he would say the same, if not ask him to read this post because he has failed to implement them.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

DSY @ MAHENDRA ENGINEERING COLLEGE

This was out 13th DreamSpark Event at Mahendra Engineering college, Tiruchengode on 16th April 2010.

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This event was organized by the CBEUG MSP, Kennedy Singh and Sathya Narayanan. Varma, Ramkrishnan, Krish, Kusumakar, Gopinath, Venkat and Harini were the other MSP who joined them. They pulled off the DreamSpark Yatra amazingly well.  We had more than 250 students in a single hall with a mixture of students coming from various departments like MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and IT.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t be a part of this event.

 

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

CBEUG – COIMBATORE USER GROUP

 

This is a promotional post :D.

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Who are we?

We are a not-for-profit, UserGroup run by the students and recent graduates, for the students. Its members are interested in Evangelizing Technology , innovation, leadership and management.

Not-For-Profit

We have a financial and External Relation Process in place where we are able to generate profits and conduct future events with it hence improving the growth of the UserGroup. We are supported by Microsoft, GITCA, Ineta, Leadcap and YUVA Unstoppable.

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We do not represent or encourage participation of any form of government.

By the Students, for the Students

Our Usergroup provides a platform for the students to experiment and explore their leadership quality and improve the tech-savvy in them so that they have a positive impact on the society by sharing information with their peers.

Evangelizing Technology & Innovation

The main aim of the Usergroup. We share the knowledge Fruit with peers, providing them opportunities to innovate and realize their dreams. We encourage participation in various events held by the Stake Holders (eg. Imaginecup)

Leadership and Management

We provide Leadership opportunities in our Usergroup. The Usergroup maintains a hierarchy so that proper management is facilitated.

Our Vision and Mission

Vision To realize the true student potential of the city.

Mission We create Revolutions Each Step, implementing team work and mentorship.

What are our Values?

* Bringing Change

* Inducing Belongingness

* Providing Experience

* Unveiling Innovations

* Growing Together

Our Impact:

We enable young people to discover and develop their potential, acknowledge their innovation and provide leadership for a positive change on society

How we do it?

We provide the members with an integrated development experience comprised of various Student Programs like CBEUG ‘+’ Agent, the Microsoft Student Partner Program and other Microsoft Student Oppotunities. YUVA Unstoppable, Leadcap helps in providing leadership opportunities, internships and participation in an exciting learning environment. We also provide opportunities from such programs to Educational Institutions like deployment of email services (Live@edu), Academic Alliance with the Microsoft Developer Network, Online training for students and Faculty (Faculty Development Program, IT Academy) and so on.

How do I be a part of CBEUG?

Simple, visit the website http://www.cbeug.org, register yourself and open yourself to the updates on the latest technology. Send us a mail at recruitment@cbeug.org if you have any queries relating to become a CBEUG ‘+’ Agent. Wait, what is a CBEUG ‘+’ Agent? A CBEUG ‘+’ Agent is the CBEUG representative of a particular Educational Institution. He/She has the opportunity to lead the tech-club started in his college and attend the meetings of CBEUG. He also has a first hand experience on organizing events and working along with the other CBEUG Members. The advantage of being a ‘+’ Agent is to easily become a part of the student programs CBEUG is associated with, as the CBUEG ‘+’ Agent would be provided with recommendations and Endorsments from our end to make the recruitment easier. You can become one, if you have the right attitude, the right mindset to learn things, a bright perspective, and a good command over the English language. Your real experience in life begins @ CBEUG. Create the change in you.

What do we do?

We have a particular pattern in which we work. We make sure that everyone who is a part of CBEUG undergoes each and every stage

Learn

The student is first inducted into the usergroup and a basic idea of what CBEUG does is enlightened. The student is then made to develop the essential skillset that is required.

Organize

Upon organizing events, a lot of qualitites such as planning, leadership, teamwork, etc., are touched upon.

Mentor

This phase, the student trains other new recruits by sharing their experiences and knowledge

Lead

Leadership opportunities are provided to the student where complete exposure is given in terms of responsibility and professionalism

Evangelize

This phase is all about improving one’s public speaking skill. Sharing knowledge is what one learns here

Certify

We encourage students to take up corporate certification exams, this would enable the student to obtain a different learning perspective. Vouchers and discounted exam opportunities would be provided to select CBEUG-ians.

Innovate

We encourage students to implement new ideas and apply what they have learnt throughout their journey in CBEUG.

Events what we have Conducted

Coimbatore Student Summit(CSS) Erode Student Summit(ESS) Professional Developer Conference(PDC) CBEUG Conference Young Achievers forum (CLV) Community Launch Bootcamp(BC) Hands on Lab(HOL)

Audience Covered Till Date

We CBEUG-ians are really proud to maintain this asset. We have technically touched the lives of approximately 25,000 People since 2007. DreamSpark Yatra is another campaign by Microsoft started in 2010. During this campaign CBEUG Reached out and evangelised to more than 10 Cities, which includes: Erode, Trichy, Namakkal, Salem, Rasipuram, Karur, Thanjavur, Kanchipuram, Wayanad (Kerala) and so on.

 

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Future Plans

We are focusing on a better experience providing organization where students get the actual knowledge required, which cannot be taught with the help of books. Experience that can shape an individual. We are aiming towards creating a tomorrow where every individual is capable of comprehending to the current trends of technology.

Press Report

 

1. Student Developer Conference 2007
http://www.hindu.com/edu/2007/08/27/stories/2007082750640200.htm

2. Hindu Interview
http://www.hindu.com/2007/12/14/stories/2007121458210200.htm

3. Professional Developer Conference 2008
http://www.hindu.com/2008/04/02/stories/2008040254630500.htm

4. Student Developer Conference 2008
http://www.thehindu.com/2008/09/14/stories/2008091450370200.htm

 

Find us @

 

 

Website:

http://cbeug.org

 

http://dreamspark.cbeug.org

 

Facebook page:

http://facebook.com/cbeug

 

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/cbeug

 

Youtube Channel:

http://youtube.com/cbeug

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DSY @ NMAM INSTITUTE, NITTE

 

This time we were invited as guests to NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte.

We were excited about the idea about going to Mangalore for a DreamSpark Yatra. This event was so hyped up, we decided to make our presence there.

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We started on the 3rd April night and we were there on the afternoon of the 4th April. The climate was boiling hot and it was so irritating.

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This event was organized by Karthik and Shreyas, MSPs of NMAM institute of Technology, Nitte on 5th April 2010. We had more than 900 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical from various years

The other chief guests were

Dr. N.R. Shetty, President, ISTE

Mr. Rohit Bhat, CEO Robosoft

Mr. Naren Koduvatt, MD, i-point

 

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The guests were felicitated by the college Principal and HOD Computer Science.

They had planned for a full day technical event with a little bit of fun.

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We started with the regular Microsoft Academic Initiative which included Microsoft Student Partner Program, CBEUG - Coimbatore User Group and Dreamsparkyatra.

Immediately after that we had a session by me on Robotics Studio. This time it was on the latest Robotics studio 2008 R2. A demo of a simple programming in robot was shown.

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The afternoon was a mixture of sometechii, nontechii and fun stuff. We had a very cool and interactive session by Abhishek Suresh on Kodu and Powerpoint 2010. He explained the various latest features of it. Then we had the usual Tech GyaanMasala. As this session was a Hit in all the other events, we made it mandatory.

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Students were very keen throughout this session and were amazed by the cool features.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

DSY @ ARUNAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

This tine we were invited as guest speakers at Arunai Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai On 27th March 2010.

 

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Thiruvannamalai a city 300km from Coimbatore, famous for its Shiva Temple. So this becomes our 8th city and 9thDreamspark event. This event was organized by Santhosh the MSP of same college. The way they organized the entire event was commendable. We had more than 300 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical

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The guests were felicitated by the college Principal and HOD Computer Science.

We had planned for a full day technical event with a little bit of fun

We started with the regular Microsoft Academic Initiative which included Microsoft Student Partner Program, CBEUG - Coimbatore User Group and Dreamsparkyatra.

Immediately after that we had a session on the Introduction to the .Net Framework. used my .net framework example. Krish’s session on Windows Mobile followed. A demo of a simple program was shown, the audience were highly impressed by this session. After that was the interesting session by Abhishek Suresh on Windows Presentation Foundation, usage of simple terminologies and everyday items he clearly explained the concept.

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The afternoon was a mixture of some techii, non techii and fun stuff. The session was followed by the session by Abhishek Suresh on Windows Azure. He explained the various latest features of it. The audience responded to all the questions posed and the session was fun. Then we had the usual Tech GyaanMasala. As this session was a Hit in all the other events, we made it mandatory. Students were very keen throughout this session and were amazed by the cool features.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

dsy@ BIT

 

The next place Dreamspark yatra was at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathy

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On 17th March 2010. Sathy or Sathyamangalam is also a small city 80km from Coimbatore. So this becomes our 6th city and 8th Dreamspark event.

This event was organized by Suresh and Siddharth CBEUG MSP of same college. The way they organized the entire event was commendable. We had more than 550 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and even Arts.

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The guests were felicitated by the college Principal and HOD Computer Science.

We had planned for a full day technical event with a little bit of fun

We started with the regular Microsoft Academic Initiative which included Microsoft Student Partner Program, CBEUG - Coimbatore User Group and Dreamspark yatra.

Then the usual robotics session. The afternoon was a mixture of some techii, non techii and fun stuff. We had a very cool and interactive session by Abhishek suresh on Powerpoint 2010. He explained the various latest features of it. Then we had a technical session by Jibin on Silverlight and Project natal. Students were amazed by the Natal Project.

Then we had the usual Tech Gyaan Masala.As this session was a Hit in all the other events, we made it mandatory. Students were very keen throughout this session and were amazed by the cool features.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

DSY@ CIET

 

Ever since CBEUG was formed, we always wanted to conduct an event in Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. Finally it came true on 13th March 2010. This is the 3rd DSY in Coimbatore city and 7th Dreamspark yatra event.

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This event was organized and coordinated by CBEUG female MSPs, Harini and Vinodhini and of the same college. So far in the history of CBEUG, there were no active female MSPs. But they have proved that they are not like senior female MSPs .The hospitality provided by them and the management was amazing. We had more than 375 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and even Arts.

The other chief guests of this event were

Kumar Rathnam, Microsoft IDC, Hyderabad

Sundar Raman, Ex – President CBEUG

Anil Emage, Founder of Leadership Village Wayanad

Laila, Founder of Leadership Village Wayanad

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The guests were felicitated by the college Principal and HOD Computer Science.

We had planned for a full day technical event with a little bit of fun. This time along with the Dreamspark Yatra sessions we had integrated Leadcap. Where Anil Emage and Laila took a session about leadership and also how they managed to motivate the kids in their village. They shared stories of village kids of age 13 or 14 who blog and also kids who presented international seminars. This session was included so that students realize that “if village government school kids can do things like this, then why can’t City Engineering Student”

We started with the talk by Mr.Kumar on “Virtualization”. He explained how they solve real time problems and also gave demos on Virtual PC .

Immediately after that we had a session by me again on Robotics Studio. A demo of a simple programming in robot was shown.

The afternoon was a mixture of some non techii and fun stuff. We had the Imagine cup activity conducted by Kenedy. He explained about the various events of Imagine cup 2010 and also conducted a test for the students. The one who scored highest was awarded with a cash prize of Rs.500 sponsored by the college.

Then we had the leadership session by Laila and Anil, explaining all about Leadcap, Leadership Village Wayanad etc.We had a very motivating and inspiring session by them.

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Then we had Tech Gyaan Masala, which is a session on how to solve problems faced by students. It was a mixture of Deepzoom, Auto collage, Photosynth, Kodu, Small Basics, Windows writer and many other useful applications from Microsoft. They were explained by MSPs for some 10 min each. Students were very keen throughout this session and were amazed by the cool features.  IMG_0075

Again had a great experience. The time management was amazing. On a whole this was the best Dreamspark yatra we ever conducted.

Monday, March 8, 2010

DSY @ VELALAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Velalarcollege I would say this event was a major milestone achieved in CBEUG history. Unfortunately i was not able to join the event.

This was the biggest DreamSpark Event in India and was conducted at Velalar Engineering College, in Erode, on 7th March 2010. This is the 5th city of our DreamSpark Campaign. For the second time we created history. The first event of CBEUG where we addressed an audience strength of 2500. It was an amazing challenge.

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This event was organized by the CBEUG MSPs, Venkat, Gopinathan, Shiva, Aravindhan, Balaji. The way they organized the entire event was awesome. They had a very short span of time and they were capable of bringing 1200 students from other colleges. They went to individual colleges and invited the students. They also took a small session in the colleges creating interest among the students. They did it without any assistance from any other MSP.They pulled off the DreamSpark Yatra amazingly well. The hospitality provided was good. We had more than 2500 students in a single hall which had an overhead balcony also. The crowd was a mixture of students coming from various departments like MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and IT.

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The key speaker of this event was

Mr. Suhas Deshmukh, Microsoft IDC

 

The Session began with Mr.Suhas explaining about the testing methodologies in Microsoft. The students were very eagerly listening to him. The interaction was good at the venue. The students enjoyed the explanation of Mr. Suhas. The students came up with a lot of questions to Mr. Suhas

After that session Animesh Jain took on XNA Framework. He created a simple game using XNA in 10 Minutes. The crowd was amazed by this session. He also showed some sample games.

Abhishek Suresh began his session on UX but unfortunately the Projecter failed to work due to over heating. Abhishek Suresh then handled the session efficiently without the help of the projector. It was a challenge to handle such a big crowd without the projector. The crowd was also getting pretty agitated due to the high temperature climate present there. The auditorium was also not properly ventilated.

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After Abhishek’s Session, Jibin took on Windows 7 and Project Natal. The crowd was in awe with the Natal Video and the various features of Windows 7. The projector also resumed working.

Sathya and Kennedy handled the next session. Imagine Cup Activity. We shot questions to the audience and gave away goodies to the correct answering attendees. It was highly interactive and interesting as the students wanted to stay back without lunch till 3:30. But we wound up as soon as possible so that the college officials would be able to handle the crowd.

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And this time we tried something Different. We asked the audience for their favourite actor and Rajinikanth was voted in. Then I asked the question: “Which Operating System does Rajinikanth use and why?”

The winner won a ticket to the PDC @ Coimbatore J and a USB Speaker.

 

Though this event was a huge success, we learnt that handling huge student crowd is not an easy job. So we decided not to have any more big events like this in future.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

DSY@ Muthayamal engineering college

 

This time it was at Muthayammal Engineering College, Rasipuram on 3rd March 2010. This is the 5th city and including this we have covered 3000 students: D.

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This event was organized by one of the CBEUG MSP at Muthayammal Engg College, Krish Thaiyappan. The way he organized the entire event was commendable. The hospitality provided by him and his management was amazing. We had more than 550 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and even Arts.

 

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We were felicitated by the college Dean, Principal and HOD Computer Science.

 

We had planned for a full day technical event with a little bit of fun. In parallel to the sessions, we had also planned for

Dreamspark yatra pit stop (DY PIT STOP).

 

This is the brainchild of KrishThaiyappan, MSP from Muthayammal Engg College. DY PIT STOP is nothing but a stall, were all the MSPs other than the one taking sessions, show demos of Windows 7, Boku, Small Basics, Photosynth, Multipoint SDK, Office 2010, Silverlight etc. This was done to ensure the crowd that couldn’t attend the event can have a look at the demos at DY PIT STOP. This actually worked and MSPs had tough time managing the crowd in the DY PIT STOP.

 

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We started with the regular Microsoft Academic Initiative which included Microsoft Student Partner Program, CBEUG - Coimbatore User Group and Dreamspark yatra. Immediately after that we had a session by Abhishek on User Experience which is a mixture of WPF, Silverlight and Expression studio. In the middle of the session I, conducted a Skit with Abhishek to make sure that the audience understand the "wide gap between Developer and Designer".

 

The next session was presided by me on Robotics Studio. A demo of a simple programming in robot was shown. The afternoon was a mixture of some non techii and fun stuff. We had the Imagine cup activity conducted by Kenedy. He explained about the various events of Imagine cup 2010 and also conducted a test for the students. The one who scored highest was awarded with a webcam. Then we had session on Windows 7 by Sathya Narayanan, he explained some cool and interactive features of Windows 7.

Then we had Tech Gyaan Masala, which is a session on how to solve problems faced by students. It was a mixture of Deepzoom, Virtual PC, Photosynth, Kodu, Small Basics, Windows writer and many other useful applications from Microsoft. They were explained by MSPs for some 10 min each. Students were very keen throughout this session and were amazed by the cool features.

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This event as a whole was a wonderful experience. The best part was the time management. Keeping up time was always the difficult part in most of the session but this set as an example and we decided to carry this on.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

DSY @ EXCEL ENGINEERING COLLEGE

 

 

This was out 4rth DreamSpark Event at Excel Engineering College, in Namakkal, on 27th February 2010. This is the 3rd city of our DreamSpark Campaign

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This event was organized by the CBEUG MSP, Balaji. The way he organized the entire event was awesome. He did it single handedly without any assistance from any other MSP.He pulled off the DreamSpark Yatra amazingly well. The hospitality provided was good. We had more than 380 students in a single hall with a mixture of students coming from various departments like MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and IT.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t be a part of this event.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

DSY @ TCE

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This was the official launch of Dreamspark yatra in India. It was on 23rd Feb 2010.We were glad that it started from Coimbatore. This event was organized by Jibin Varghese and Saraang of the same college.
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The other chief guests were
Mr. Sidharth Prakash, Program Manager, Microsoft Academic Team
Mrs. Anusha R Mahesh, Chief Executive, Park Institutions.
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We had a huge participants of over 1300 including various faculties from different colleges.
The technical session was taken by Mr. Sidharth Prakash, who unveiled latest technology from microsoft and explained different aspects of SQL server.
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After that we had the usual session along with Powerpoint 2010, Project Natal, Small basics, Windows 7, Deep zoom, Virtual PC, were the tech topics disclosed in the event.
Student participated in various activities and were provided with goodies and lunch.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

DSY @ SASTRA

 

This time it was at  SASTRA University, Thanjavur

On 21st Feb 2010. This is our 2nd city and 2nd Dreamspark event. Unfortunately I couldn’t be a part of this event.

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This event was organized by the 3 musketeers Kuumakar, Varma and Animesh MSP of same college. Amazing planning and organizing. The way they organized the entire event was commendable. We had more than 400 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and even Arts.

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The event was presided by Abhishek, Ramkrishnan and Sathyanarayanan. The audience were amazing and very interactive.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

DSY @ HINDUSTHAN

 

 

This was the 1st Dreamspark yatra event organized by us.

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It was started on 15th February, the Dreamspark yatra was commenced. This event was organized by Sathya Narayanan.It was presided by Sathya Narayanan, Harini, Indhuja, Gopinathan, Siva at Hindusthan Institute of Technology.

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We had more than 300 students from IT and Computer Science Department.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Microsoft DREMSPARK YATRA

 

 

Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra is an initiative by Microsoft, to conduct large-scale technology-oriented events in various cities. This event focuses on spreading awareness among the masses, about new & innovative technologies. The Mission of Microsoft is to cover 100 cities in 10 weeks(mid-Feb to end-April).

We CBEUGians set ourselves a goal of addressing 10,000 students in this event. The best part in this event is that each participants will be receiving a certificate from Microsoft and a Dreamspark Key.

Microsoft Dreamspark is an other initiative by Microsoft to motivate students to unlock their creative potential. Student with the help of the Dreamspark key can download all Microsoft professional tools for free.

 

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To make this event even more special we have decided to give away goodies like notepad, bag, stickers, pen, ID card to all the participants. Interactive student would be receiving T-Shirts, Caps, CDs and attractive prizes.

I will be soon updating you guys with the events in various colleges soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

CBEUG BOOTCAMP V2.0 AKA SPRINT ‘10

 

After the MSP Open Days, it was time for us work to work as a team. Eduspark yatra which was announced in the Open days was the one right opportunity. So we planned to organize a CBEUG Bootcamp to motivate and share our idea to all the new recruited MSPs. We planned for a two days event at Hotel Vijay Paradise. It was organized on 6th and 7th of February 2010.

 

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We organized the Boot Camp with the help of SathyaNarayanan and Jibin the newly recruited MSP, so that they get an experience into organizing events. Again it was a thrilling last-minute successful planning and lightning fast implementation. 

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It begin with an introduction to the Usergroup where we explained what are the roles of an MSP and the responsibilities of the Executive Body. Notepads, Pens, Charts and CBEUG Stickers were distributed to all during this time. It was a pleasant surprise for the MSPs.
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After the CBEUG Organization session was over, we conducted the SONA - State of National Affairs
This was an activity where the MSPs are jumbled and made to sit in groups. Then a couple of tasks would be given to each team which required interaction amongst each other and amazing Team Work. This was the perfect Ice Breaking Session.

 

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After SONA we broke for lunch and we came back to Sathya Narayan's Session to help the Phase II selected MSPs, introducing them to the various sessions and tips on how to go about handling the various tasks being an MSP. It really helped the new recruits. Jibin also helped the MSPs on how to plan for a DevCon, what are the shortcomings they would come across etc. clip_image006

@Day 2:

Next we had a Driver's Test. This test is a personality analysis Test. Test sheets were handed out to all the MSPs and all of them were made to complete the test. Then the analysis was based upon the responses of the MSPs. I was truly shocked to see that the Test made a 90% Perfect Analysis of the Individual. This was a real eye opener.
After the Driver's Test, myself and Abhishek left the venue to the OCP get a little gift for the attendees. Meanwhile Jibin Varghese was taking care of the attendees by checking them into the rooms and making sure that everything was fine. I had planned a small party where we had another Ice Breaking session, but due to the immense participation of the MSPs during the whole day, most of them slept off.
The Next Day began with a Bang. EduSpark Analysis and planning was made full on. I was inspired by the team effort put by all the MSPs in planning the EduSpark. We finalized the entire list of colleges to visit, the total number of Developer Conferences and the number of Goodies to provide to the audience. I really wish you were there to witness the team work.

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After we finalized the plans and had a nice lunch. We had the awards ceremony, where we distributed the little surprise to everyone. They were a set of Visiting Cards for all the attendees of the session. We also distributed resource DVDs. It was a pleasant surprise for them. Vice Presidents of the Usergroup was also announced. Then we "promised" an award for the Best Performing MSP and the MSP to initiate Maximum number of MSDN AA and Live@edu.

This was the long 2 Day amazingly "AWESOME" Boot Camp that we had ever Conducted. It was a nice experience. The MSPs are eager to come for the next boot camp which we planned in the month of April / May.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Cookery and .net Framework

Before I start, lets learn a bit on cookery. First of all for cooking you need a gas cylinder & stove. Lol :)

For preparing dosa, chapatti, omelet etc all you need is a pan(thava). At times we even toast bread with the help of pan instead of a toaster. U need rice flour, wheat flour, egg respectively for preparing the items. Then you use your hands and various other kitchenware to prepare them.
So let us start and learn preparing dosa.
Obviously you have to connect gas cylinder to your stove and above that you keep the pan. Then using your hand and with the help of kitchenware you spread the rice flour evenly on the pan. Then when the lower part is fried, you turn it and do the other side. Thus the dosa is ready. You follow the same methodology(only the initial part differs) for preparing the other items as well.


That’s with the cookery classes, now let us learn what .net Framework is.
.net Framework is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and Web services. In simple terms .net framework is a layer installed above your operating system to create different windows and web application. One important feature of .net framework is its language independence. i.e. you can develop your applications by choosing any language that you are good in. There are more than 155 languages supported by it. Like C#, Java, vb, etc. Now even python is included.

For developing the applications you need an integrated development Environment that provides you a set of tools. So that is were the Visual Studio comes into picture. Visual studio is an IDE that helps you to develop web & windows application on the .net framework.

I m pretty sure that you haven't understood even a single thing about .net framework. So let us co relate this with the cookery class that we took at the beginning.
The gas cylinder is the hardware and the stove is the operating system. The pan is the .net framework kept above the stove(OS). The wheat flour, rice flour, egg etc are the various languages that are supported by the pan( .net framework). Dosa, chappati etc are the required application that you want to build. You do that with your hand and with the help of various kitchenware which is nothing but the Visual Studio IDE and its tools.

Well I have tried to explain this in best possible lay man terms, I hope it was useful.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year



Happy New year to all my blog readers.  I am really sorry that I haven’t posted   for a long time. I was busy with my semester exams and CCNA exam immediately after that. As I m not a regular blogger, Its hard for me to post.

Last year was really a wonderful year. India's GDP increased by 4%, we were the only country stable, even during recession and we were showing negative recession graph. Then of course our Rahman ji, The God, winning two Oscars for Us. I bunked my college for watching the Oscar Ceremony. It was fun updating my friends on that day.
Personally it was the year where I learned a lot. It had brought a lot of change in my life.  I even went through the hardest part of my life.
 Till date I have been simply posting the events that I have attended and conducted. But this year I have decided to post few more interesting posts.
1.       I have planned to post about the great and famous individuals I have met till date.
2.       Then some techii topics, which may be informative.
3.       Some amazing facts.
4.       Solution to certain riddles(my way of solving)
5.       Post the application developed by me (which is still a myth: D)
6.       Review of Books which I have read.

I hope its interesting. Please keep checking for updates: P