Sunday, February 28, 2010




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


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.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010



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.
The other chief guests were
Mr. Sidharth Prakash, Program Manager, Microsoft Academic Team
Mrs. Anusha R Mahesh, Chief Executive, Park Institutions.
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.
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.


Monday, February 22, 2010



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.


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.


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

Tuesday, February 16, 2010




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


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.


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

Wednesday, February 10, 2010




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.


CBEUG Dreamspark 


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



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.



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. 

@Day 1:

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.
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.


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.

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.