Archive for the ‘Fests’ Category

Shaastra Begins

04Oct06

Previously mentioned IIT Madras techfest – Shaastra, began today. This five day event is sure gonna be exciting. So catch up with you folks there.


The previously mentioned google wordmasters challenge ended yesterday. Conducted across 9 cities (including Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Hydrabad) and seeing over 300 participants in every city, I would say it was a success. Like I already noted, the good thing about the event was that, it didn’t restrict creativity with an age limit bar. The Chennai […]


India’s IT gaints have done nothing to foster technological innovation. Although they have built multi-billion-dollar businesses by providing outsourced IT services, they haven’t really created new intellectual property. India’s much -touted prowess rests merely on labour arbitrage. Having said that, it is true that India has the potential to become a technological innovation hotspot. It […]


The UPA(Usability Professionals’ Association) Hyderabad branch is conducting a Personal website and Blog Design competition. Announcing a competition to recognize aesthetics and usability of personnel web sites & Blogs. Personal web sites are like your home in cyberspace. They are personal cyber addresses. They have become so important that one need to book the domain […]


Google has come out with a new scheme, where in they get the public to review/test their unreleased products. How? User Experience Research Program. Anybody across the world can participate in four levels: Usability study at a Google office: Typically, you will use a Google product or prototype, and give feedback on it. You could […]


InvoBot – a Chennai based company, that promises to conduct workshops on robotics on a regular basis in and around the city, is kick starting this October. “Chennai has always been a hot bed for robotics, but due to the lack of mentors and specific shops for robot components, that Mumbai and Delhi enjoy, Chennai […]


Google’s has announced its latest challenge: Google Wordmasters Challenge. This is not a technical challenge. Quite unlike its previous challenges (CodeJam, Da Vince code, desktop gadgets), this is based on how well you write and your creativity. Mr. Sundararaman, acting sales head of Google India, says “We are trying to identify the creative minds across […]


Microsoft launched the “Microsoft BlogStars” contest recently. The idea is simple, get a blog and post content related to Microsoft products/technologies. Microsoft presents the “Microsoft BlogStars” contest – hunt for the best developer bloggers in India. Create greater impact in the vibrant developer blogger community, showcase your thoughts and experiences around Microsoft technologies and technology […]


This November PodTech introduces the first edition of the Vloggies. What is Vloggies? Well simply put, it is the Webbies for Video Bloggers. The Vloggies Awards recognize individual and business excellence in creativity, quality and delivery of online video content. Most importantly, the Vloggies celebrate the growing community contribution to original video content for the […]


BlogCamp was a huge success. All of us left the place with our brains a bit more fuller than before. But there were a few things which we could avoid for the next edition of BlogCamp. What is there another BlogCamp in the pipe-lines? Yes it definitely is. Simply because, BlogCamp 2006 was a huge […]