Monday, April 24, 2006

BarCamp Bangalore Concluded

As posted earlier, we had BarCamp bangalore at Yahoo! Bangalore office on Saturday, 22nd April. To say the least, It was really amazing. Had around 25 sessions in total during the day of which I attented some 10 sessions. I also presented a session on "Effective E-learning" which came up as a nice discussion and ideas platform.

Of all the sessions, I particularly liked Pete's session on SCRUM. Its a project management wrapper which Yahoo! uses across the world. It basically generates the benefits of agile development with the advantages of a simple implementation.

You can see more info regarding the event here. Also you can find the event photographs here and here.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Am I a Nerd !!

I just had to take this quiz. And although I did not expect, I scored 89%.

I am nerdier than 89% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Phew!! Wanna try?? Go here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bangalore burns!!

Dr. Rajkumar's death created a major outburst of emotions in Bangalore today. We got the news in office at about 3:00 PM and soon everyone was rushing home. Tomorrow was declared an off and suddenly Bangalore turned into a ghost city.

There were rumour mills turning rounds and there was actual violence in terms of pelting stones, burning buses and cars. I wonder is this a way to pay homage to someone we love and respect (as per the argument given by some.) Soon, there was a cerfew situation and not even a road side paan shop or a grocery shop was open let alone food bazaars and worlds of the city.

I wonder is this is the image Bangalore wants to portray to the whole world. Its been called a hitec hub, cosmopolitan and what not. It all boils down to events like these which can tarnish the image of the otherwise peaceful city.

Update: 13th was a day full of violence and hoodigans all across Bangalore. Stones pelted, buses burned, policemen thrashed, the list is a long one. 95% of IT and BPO offices were shut down and the loss is estimated at 160 million USD.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

BarCamp Bangalore

This came into my notice through Abdul's blog. Though my post is coming a bit late, but that's ok I guess.

BarCamp Bangalore is going to happen very soon (22nd April to be precise). You can go and register for the event, the seats are limited as I know so better hurry up!