When I got to know of this event that was to be held in the garden city – Bangalore, I began to find info of how relevant and interesting it would be! What i found was astonishing to be frank! I immediately registered in the hope i make it through to the event to get first hand experience of being a “Hacker“.
Since I was involved in my internship at HP during all this while i really couldn’t get my ideas focused cause i was pretty sure other fellow “Hackers” would have already started the implementation side of their ideas. Finally I succumbed to the fact i just could not work out time for his awesome event out of the blue so like any first timer i was like “24hrs ill do it there only” Lol!!
On the 31st when i reached The LaLiT Ashok , I was welcomed my police personnel and security guards cause the “Biggest Insult To Karnataka” aka Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa happened to be there too!! But I got my way to the registration Desk from there and immediately realized how organised it just was. Simple procedures and there i had my Id card and a wrist band that said Yahoo!
On I marched to the “Kalinga” and there people already hocked to their comps, using the wifi and probably putting the finishing touches LOL! Slowly the room filled up to it brim and the Wow Factor of the event hit me there and then!
I personally didn’t expect much at the start, But the Brilliant Food, fickle Wifi and company of Seniors who where at their best giving “Gyan” about the event and work-life that they just have entered! Fun is a subdued word for the experience I just had for 2 days (silly Spamming of Facebook Walls, Twitter updates when I hadn’t started coding, Staying up till 4:30 with out sleeping, collapsing at around 6am i think on a bean bag, Playing on Xbox Kinect and fusball, Roaming aimlessly around etc) and the wealth of knowledge I acquired was priceless.
I have to say the finalists where of a different class and the “Hacks” presented where really Brilliant! Hats of to Yahoo! an YDN of hosting the yahoo OpenHack India in splendid manner. (Thanks for the Bean bag @ Anil Patel)
As my senior said “Yahoo has redefined the concept of HACKING! ” and I will have to see to that it becomes a regular event in my schedule for the coming years cause “HACKING” is a great thing! \m/
Under the Peepal Tree (UTPT) organised by RV QuizCorp is right round the corner! It’s Being held on March 18, 19 and 20th.
India’s Biggest Quizzing Event is yours to conquer! Do come and participate in RVCE, Bangalore.
Venue: IEM Auditorium.
This is the schedule of UTPT this year :
Day One, Friday, 18th March 2011 at RVCE, Mysore Road, Bangalore:
9:30am : Indi-genius (India Quiz)
2:00pm : Ψ-Tech (Science and Technology Quiz)
Day Two, Saturday, 19th March 2011 at RVCE, Mysore Road, Bangalore:
9:30am : Game Theory (Sports Quiz)
2:00pm : Lieut-en-ent (Literature and Entertainment Quiz)
Day Three, Sunday, RV Teachers’ College, Jayanagar 2nd block, Bangalore:
10:00am : Major Quiz (General Quiz)
03:00pm : Magum Open (General Quiz, open to all)
Informal quizzes will be running on all three days of the event.
Teams of maximum three members for all.
First five quizzes are open to students only. The Magnum Open is open to general public.
For Psi-tech, Indigenious, Game Theory, Lieutenant, Major:
I – Rs 6000
II – Rs. 4500
III – Rs. 3000
Prizes for best school team.
For Magnum Open:
I – Rs. 180000
II – Rs. 15000
III – Rs. 12000
Best Corporate Team (all members from same company) – Rs. 10000
Also prizes for best school and college team.
For Further details contact:
Chaitanya: +91 9742506054
Sreenivas- +91 9916564867
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It started a long time before my pre-university exams and other competitive exam with my parents and most of my relatives who went on about the start of my professional career and its importance. All i felt was why was all this hype being built up!
It all started with my counselling at cet then my own ego never letting me to go anywhere other than RVCE brought me to industrial engineering management at this prestigious institution. Doubt if i will ever regret that decision but as far as i can say time is the ultimate decider!
I even visited college a few times before its real start to get a feel of the place i would be spending those all important 4 years. Must be weird but aren’t we humans with weird notions! But each time I learnt something different,well its RVCE after all!
The unofficial start i suppose was the day of the inauguration which kind of was good meeting a few old chaps and feeling a sense of uneasy calm! The performance by the CAT team and some interesting words of wisdom by the college management and guests. Then came the orientation day which was supposed to put in to our ,minds the do’s and dont’s of the college(dont know how far it helped but still) and how the system works and what is expected from us as students who hence forth carry the lineage of this institution!
The 1st day arrived with all of us tucked into the respective classrooms with all our classmates. An unknown relem with each one not knowing who each other where or did we really care was the biggest question! Each one got of to a slow start with a smile here and a smile there and then each one went of giving the all important 1st introduction which in most cases(at least for me) sets up a decent impression about that person. But there where a few cases where i was wrong after all to err is human!
As the days progressed I kinda realised how lucky i was to have people with diverse skills around me and how much i needed to improve! The classes went in full swing from day one!!(seniors had warned me) and it kinda became monotonous at times but still we did manage to have our fun with bunking a few classes here and there! then i suppose people started interacting with other department Rvites that kinda broke the ice among many of us and improved the atmosphere in college! I would say even the bus journey in the college bus was an amazing time with a cool bunch of people from corners of Karnataka I didn’t know much about contributing to the college fun i seemed to have. I suppose my most Fav and important Adda in college would be the new sports complex not much because of the basketball court but cause it provided the best place to play Football..!!
The semester was filled with quizzes and test which seemed to pounce upon us one after the other! Really hectic if you ask me but in the end i suppose i managed to do a decent job of it!Plus me joining a really cool bunch of fellow Rvites in the Quiz Corp which is this really awesome group of people who not only do justing quizzing but also a whole lot of other things! The touch of college department fest also helped improve our stressed out minds to distress with all the events ranging from Mini football, Treasure hunts, gaming, DC/pictionary, band performances etc..(waiting eagerly for the up coming fest!)
As the semester unfolded it became clear we didn’t have much time left before the dreaded end sem exams! Well not much preparation from my side was there for these exams and they arrived at last not that i was eager but with all the tension in the air not in my mind at least but people around me kinda confused me whether I was well prepared or over-confident!(time again was the decider) but I suppose it went decently for a decent performance! all I would say was “It came, we where there, and then it went away leaving us with boring holidays”!!
I suppose this might sum up my 1st semester to a very brief extent! Glad to see people went on to read up to this line!