MSP Graduation Completed Successfully!

Hi Everyone,

I got a letter and certificate from Microsoft India Team about completion of my graduation in the Microsoft Student Partners program.  The snapshot of the certificate is attached and you can see below:

            It was really an awesome journey as a Microsoft Student Partner. I learnt a lot from this program. It really helped me to explore my skills and apply the knowledge to the good effect i.e. Implement.

I have taken lectures in the different colleges, not only my college but various colleges in the Nagpur and also reviews of the students about the latest technology.  The best part was “DreamSpark Yatra” . A Life changing moment, Really! :)

Made a lot many friends during the program and interacted with many professionals and got to learn different things which I would have just dreamed of. Enjoyed a lot :)

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Global Logic – Android Project Submitted Successfully!

Hi Everyone,

Just Completed with the second project of Final Year Successfully with Global Logic Pvt Ltd . :) We presented our Android Application to Global Logic few days ago and received some good comments and some suggestions on the part of improving our application as the future scope! :)

Due to less time span given for this project, we implemented only certain basic features in the application. Our Project was on Android Platform as a “VideoStore”. Our Application mainly collects the data from certain sites , parses the data and displays it in the ListView . For Parsing we have used SAX Parser and its quite easy :P

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Persistent Systems Project Competition 2010-2011 ( 2nd Prize )

Hi Guys,

How are you all ? Hope you are having a wonderful time. :)

Before starting with the actual post, I am giving 2 links of my previous posts which are linked with this one. Have a look at them :)

Project at Persistent

Final Year Project Decided

After referring to the above mentioned blog posts , you are now familiar with what Project Competition I am talking about. :) Great.

Yesterday, all the selected teams from different colleges presented their projects at Persistent Systems. Each team looked well prepared. So were we :P :)

Snacks done. Coffee done. Preparations done before the actual execution. :)

After some time judges arrived, asked some difficult questions. We answered some of the questions right, some of the questions were answered which even we were not knowing at that time ( Just Guessed ) :P But in all, it was very good project execution and judges were pleased with the project.

Audience at the Persistent even asked some great questions and provided with the useful suggestions for the project. Now, we know which functionalities we need to add to the actual project to make it even better. :)

Everybody pleased with the UX Designing and Reporting module of the Project. :)

Technology details of the Project:

  • Front End: Silverlight 4 , ASP.NET
  • Back End: Microsoft SQL Server
  • Tools Used : Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blends 4

The Results were announced after a very long time and we were declared as 1st Runner’s up and being awarded Silver Medal for the same. :) There is some bad feeling that we couldn’t be the winners but really enjoyed developing the project and the industrial exposure in Persistent. :)

Here are pics of mine presenting the medal and the certificate. :D

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Enjoy and have fun :) :)

Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra 2011 – Nagpur Experience !!


Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra 2011 Nagpur was a very memorable experience in my life. Enjoyed a lot and really, it has changed my life altogether and I even made some really good friends. Well, Talking about the efforts “MSP team in Nagpur” had taken, they made this event a Grand Success. :) :)

The Event held in G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering on 17th Feb. Almost 7000+ Site Hits – 3000 SMS – 1300 Check in’s – More than 800 Phone Calls – 100 Mails – 50 Volunteers – 47 Colleges – 18 days – 10 MSP’s – 4 Cities, this is what speaks of the success of the complete event. :)

Everything was executed very well..!! I have given many seminars ( technical ) before this DreamSpark Yatra, but this experience was really different. We had organized two DreamSpark Yatra’s on a single day. Talking to the audience of 60-70 people is one thing and talking in front of the crowd of 750 people is totally different. I was a little nervous before the seminar. Hmm.. Well, I chose the topic of “Microsoft Kodu – The Ultimate Gaming Lab” for my session. ;)

It is freaking awesome if you have interest in the Gaming Side with no programming skills.
The Morning session was very good. I am not telling this myself ( Verified by the response I got after the session  ) . Everybody was so keen about the topic and looked very interested. :D

Many sessions were held under DreamSpark Yatra. Mr. Sachid Deshmukh from Microsoft came all the way from Hyderabad to take a session on Windows Phone 7. The session was good but frankly speaking, Participants were not showing much of the interest in the session as the it contained all the business standards, marketplaces and many things which the attendees didnt like. But overall, a great session :)

Many quiz questions were put forward to the attendees during the gaps between the sessions to give them a chance to win some cool exciting goodies and prizes. ( Goodies – Microsoft Software DVD’s and even some Microsoft T-shirts for a little harder questions  ) .

The second session also contained the same seminars as those in the first session.  It also went great. :)

Microsoft Kinect Demo was the most exciting part of the whole DreamSpark Yatra .Everybody was very keen to come and play the games on the Kinect and Crowd was also supporting them. It was really a great atmosphere there
I really enjoyed being a part of the organizing committee of DreamSpark Yatra, Nagpur. Before 2 days of DreamSpark Yatra I was feeling unwell and wasn’t really in a position to even attend the event. But yes, I attended it, took a session myself and felt awesome after that! :D

Talking about the funny things that happened during the DreamSpark Yatra,

  • Got an opportunity to talk and befriend many Girls.
  • Right now I am known as Kodubaba after taking the session on Microsoft Kodu .  lol!
  • After 5-6 days, I got a call at 11pm from one of the attendees. He was asked whether they can show their 4th sem project in Microsoft Kodu!!

I was shocked to listen to the question. ha ha ha !! But really nice to even receive compliments for what you taught!
The Best thing about the DreamSpark Yatra was that I found one *beautiful* girl in the crowd of the audience. But didnt get a chance to interact with her. I could feel her looking at me many times but since I got stuck up somewhere, I could not show my attention towards her. :P Dont know why? :| Still, I am sure, I will definitely find her sometime, somewhere. Dont know her name though but have her name in the list of the whole Attendees  *Need some extra efforts to find that name* hehe. Note: Always think positive  Well, even she can contact me in the future  haha! :D

So, it was one hell of an experience of my life and I will cherish each and every moment of it whether it was happy, emotional, unhealthy, healthy .  I can now say that this event was one of the Greatest Technical Event that has been organized in Nagpur *Yayness Feeling* :D

Well, if I continue talking about this, I will never stop  But I need to do some projects too. *Very Important* Really!! *sigh*

So, cutting short. This was the experience of the Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra 2011, Nagpur.
Keep checking for further updates and yes, after a long time I have written this post! Again Awesomeness feeling, Thanks to *someone*

You can check the pics of the Event as follows:

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Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra 2011 Nagpur


Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra – Nagpur is Microsoft India initiative to empower students who are passionate about technology to get an insightful overview of the current trends in the software industry. As a part of this national campaign, we bring the brightest students and professionals of the IT world and put them right in front of you – to discuss about technology, careers in computer science, give technical presentations and some exciting demos.

It is going to be conducted in Nagpur by Nagpur User Group – A Group formed by Microsoft Student Partners. Registration is free of cost. Every Participant will get a Certificate and Professional Developer tools free of cost from Microsoft. Participants will also get a chance to witness interesting Demo of Kinect for Xbox 360.

You can Register for the Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra from http://www.dsyatranagpur.com .

Poster for the Event is attached below:

Enjoy :)

CSE-IT Conference, Thailand

Myself , Karthik Ragubathy and Nishant Pawar was selected for the Annual International Level CSE-IT Conference, Thailand for presenting paper. When the result came, I am very much shocked. I was very happy. :D

The Conference Details as on their site:

To fulfill the country’s objectives, a country needs to organize and improve its education systems. One area of education that has undergone profound change and significant progress is computer education. Comprehensive Education Programs have been created and implemented. Continue reading

Final Year Project Decided!

Finally, I have decided with the final year project and taking a *sigh* now. Firstly We had decided to present the project which we developed for the Imagine Cup Poland 2010 , Microsoft this year but Only 2 members were involved in it so we didnt got permission to present it as a final year project as our team not consists of 5 members.

Our Final Year Project is a Complete Project management Solution with Agile Methodology (TouchEnabled).

A overview on Agile:

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Early Incremental Delivery
  • Small Teams
  • Informal Methods
  • Minimal Work Products
  • Continuous Communication among developers and Customers

Some of the planned tool features are:

  • Product Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Release Planning
  • Maintenance
  • Regression Testing
  • User Story Testing
  • Reporting
  • Dashbooards

In the reporting module, we will be providing with the following charts:

  • Burn Down Chart

  • Member Performance Chart

  • Gantt Chart

We are also providing with the Touch feature so that this application will also work on Tablet PC. The Application will also have support for drawing the Use Case Diagrams and the Data Flow Diagrams.Even the Event Trace Diagrams can be drawn in this application. But this is not the only thing, User can draw these diagrams using the touch in his own way and the complete diagram will be replicated in the standard format. So this provides the easy way for the user to draw the diagrams :)

This is the industrial project with Persistent Technologies Ltd.

Project Guide:

Mohd. Irfan Khan from Persistent and College mentor are Prof. M.B. Chandak and Prof. Rashmi Welekar.

Project Members:

Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar, Satyendra Singh Naruka , Saurabh Maheshwari, Lalit thawrani and Gourav Agarwal.

I will be updating this blog post with new happenings in the project. Till then,

Enjoy :D