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Daksh 2010 was a big hit !

Posted by Harish.S at Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Daksh 2010, Sastra university's technical festival was a great hit. There were nearly 1400 registrations from 150 different colleges. Over 50 events were held in the span of three days from Feb 19-21. All the teams worked so hard to make Daksh a grand success. All the arrangements were good and everything went as planned. The highlight of Daksh was the infotainment stalls which were keeping people happy by organizing fun events. The college was full of people in all the three days. There was a great sense of enthusiasm in every Sastraite. Guest lectures were conducted in which eminent personalities like Mr.Gurumurthy , Dr.Swapan Das Gupta shared their thoughts.What makes Daksh more special is the laser show which took place in the ground on 21st night. It was a technical marvel to look at. Lights dancing to the tunes and vivid patterns stole the show. The happy lot will be TEAM DAKSH as all their hard work has paid-off :).

The APPLE frenzy

Posted by Harish.S at Saturday, February 13, 2010

Apple inc. has made it again. It invented new technologies like mouse wheel , iPod, iPhone and now the iPad. Though it never seemed a bigger prospect when compared to its previous products, it has created a revolution in the market again. It just didn't create a market share for itself , but also boosted the number of iPhone software developers by nearly 200%. The number of iPhone related projects have been increased to 1600 from 600 in just one month. Apple has repeatedly proved its worth by making a firm entry into the market with every product they release. One more achievement for Apple : Nearly one billion songs have been downloaded from iTunes. That is a big number. iTunes and iPod still continue to dominate music industry by all means. And for iPod users, you have a chance of winning a $10,000 Apple voucher. All you have to do is just download a song from iTunes before the song count reaches 1 billion or go to Apple site and register fr the draw. So lets wait until Apple unveils its next product.

Yahoo! presents CloudCamp & First India Hadoop Summit in Bangalore [23 days left]

Posted by adithya at Friday, February 5, 2010



Key Dates
Event is on: February 28, 2010

About CloudCamp:

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
Register for CloudCamp Bangalore & Hadoop Summit, Feb 28, 2010

About India Hadoop Summit:

Yahoo! India R&D presents first India Hadoop Summit, a dedicated track at CloudCamp, will bring together leaders from Hadoop developer and user communities. In this event you will find participants from Yahoo! India Hadoop team, Industry leaders and top universities.

Speakers will cover a rich variety of topics including the current state of Hadoop development and deployment, PIG, Data Mining, performance optimization of Hadoop Cluster, testing in Hadoop, real-world case study and, Hadoop in Academia Research.

At India Hadoop Summit, you will be encouraged to share your ideas, thoughts and experience in several open discussions. Please use the tag "indiahadoopsummit2010" in your tweets, posts, and photos.

Will be announced soon.

For details regarding schedule please visit above site.

Website : http://tinyurl.com/yj9mk28

Email address: blr.clug@gmail.com


Posted by Harish.S at Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The "HUMAN MIND" is one of its kind. There is no such thing as complex as it. Great psychologists have wondered how the mind reacts to various situations and it still remains a mystery to all. It eludes all possible theories by acting in a new way everytime they try to find a pattern. We all have tried to ask ourselves certain questions about our own actions for which we ourselves dont know the apt answer. Why do we react wierdly at times? Why are we not aware of ourselves when we are not in control of our mind? Why do we develop certains tastes whic halways differ from others? Why are people different even though they have same organ called the 'brain'. What is responsible for all these? We never know the answer to all these questions. How ever sophisticated a technology becomes it is still no match to a human brain. One such instance of this : Massechusetts Institute of technology developed a super computer named "DEEP BLUE" which was considered to be 99% efficient in playing the game of chess. But that lost to Garry Kasporov in a game of chess and garry lost to Indian chess veteran vishwanathan Anand.
Thus life goes even without understanding the basic thing of a human being: THE MIND. Let us wait till some one unravells that mystery.
Awaiting your comments.

DAKSH 2010, NIRMAAN - Purificador de agua

Posted by adithya at


Daksh, the technical extravaganza brought to you by SASTRA University is back with a bang!!!

Daksh aims at providing a podium for students from all over the world to compete and also to whet their technical skills. It is a package deal of workshops, guest lectures, entertainment shows and numerous events spread over all branches of engineering and management, which is bound to leave you enthralled. We invite you to make the best of this deal, to experience engineering and to Come, Learn, Get Dakshified!!!

This year around, the Nirmaan cluster of Daksh is up with newer and more exciting prospects. Construction, has been merged with fun, knowledge and experience to bring you
"PURIFICADOR DE AGUA", an event related to the making of a working model of a Water Treatment Plant. It is out here to test your basic construction skills along with your creativity and ability to work with different materials.But that is not all!!! It tests your Marketing skills as well. Wondering how??? Check out the following link for all your answers.

So all those out there who think you can work this out, and be on the trail for the cash prize of Rs.25000, register now!!!!!

Send your queries to nirmaan@daksh.sastra.edu
For further details visit www.daksh.sastra.edu
contact : 9840700236

Come. Learn. Get Dakshified!

See you soon,