My dear TGMCians,
I am karthick.L the Alumni of TGMC 2010. No experience is termed great if we don't have enough issues to face. I started my work on my research project in e-learning titled "Knowledge Based Community Sharing System". I found it difficult to have a collection of free software that can support my goal of creating an unique and quality e-learning system. Fortunately IBM software center of excellence is just made active that year at my university in 2009. I made an audience appearance in the IBM COE KL University inauguration meet. I made my mind shifted towards using freely available IBM tools for my dream project. I enlisted myself and my friend P.D.K Pavan kumar into TGMC 2010 with the team name "KP's eagle software solutions" with our motto of creating our own business after our student life. It is fortunate that we are always motivated to "Think" for creating a better world. We thought and discussed a lot every minute we spent in my class room as how an e-learning facility best suites our student cause and how the e-learning model of ours can be made interactive and hence forth. We gained a lots of insight into IBM's cutting edge software technology such as DB2, RAD, WASCE, RFT and TDS by involving in certification programs. These helped us to easily develop a standard web application in less time.
To our surprise we are the only team from KL University nominated in the face to face evaluation round. We focused on using LINUX platform and TELUGU language user interface for which we succeeded at last. It is a great experience at the interview round since the judges are interested on our system technically and commercially. The judges asked us even to sell our software application to our college. We are happy to hear that an IBM official recognized our effort and gave us new tips.
My team with IBM judges at Face to face evaluation round
By the time we finished the interview rounds we are confident of ourselves. I and my friend Pavan successfully cracked campus recruitment in HCL & TCS. In the interview round when we revealed that our project is one of the top -20 in the IBM's TGMC, the recruiters congratulated us and are eager to listen about our project. They are happy with us and offered their acceptance to be part of their respective organizations.
By the time I finished TGMC 2010 interviews, I was officially chosen as one of the IBM student ambassador of KL University. In that role and as the top-20 team in TGMC-10 I visited felicitation ceremony at New Delhi to check out my luck. My team was announce as the 2nd runner up of TGMC 2010. I took the runner up trophy on behalf of my team and my mentor sri. K.V.D Kiran the inspring guru is with me taking the "Drona" award for his good guidance. Our team effort with the support of my guide and IBM mentors made us into the TGMC HALL OF FAME.
Me(right) and My guide sri. K.V.D Kiran (left) at felicitation ceremony
To bring a change in an large organization like KL University is not an easy task. With the support of my SPOC Sri. K. Rajasekhar, Assoc. professor we inculcated enthusiasm in the students. I shared my experiences with the students which they accepted with a great applause every time I address them. Immediately every 3rd & 4th year student registered. So we reached a TGMC registration count of 2180 . I am successful in convincing my management to make the IBM TGMC the official competition for academic projects. This made it easy for students to work in college laboratories for TGMC projects at extended periods of time and can get good scores for their academic project works. Whatever things I have done at KL University it is only due to the support given by IBM AI team especially Mr. Lawrence sir, regional manager IBM AI team for initiating a change in KLU by his special visit at KLU campus and Mr. Yuktesh sir, IT specialist, IBM AI team for being our strength.
With the experience gained by associating with IBM I believe IBM is the trusted brand that creates Leaders for the next generation.
I wish all the participants of TGMC 2011 a great journey to realize your dreams
. For any help from me please feel free to write to email@example.com
It is inevitable that the ideas of young minds will later
have to give way to hard realities of life. There’s absolutely no dearth of
ideas and innovation when it comes to today’s youth. But what’s actually
missing is an established platform to put forth what we, the young guns of India think and
intend to do.
We need the society to recognize and appreciate our ideas,
if at all they feel they are worth it, so that it ignites a desire in us to do
more and deliver something for the betterment of the society.
IBM has always been a pioneer in this regard. Through great
mind challenge, they not only have provided us a platform to showcase our
talents, but also in a way molded us to face the music when we step into the
corporate world by bridging the gap between education and industry. Three
cheers to IBM and the great mind challenge!
To be very honest, it has been a nostalgic journey in this
contest. Can’t even imagine the amount of knowledge we have gained as the
contest unfolded. It’s been an amazing learning experience, not only
technically, but in a lot of other domains.
We had to do figure out a formula, to click as a team! Team
work is what that brought us here today. We feel elated to have done so, bcos we stuck together
all the way, through ups and downs, through internals and exams etc etc! We
realized what it takes to be in a team! We learned to compromise! We learned to
accept and respect each other’s ideas and discuss the pros and cons. We put the
team ahead of ourselves! And at the end of it all, we were a family! And we
It’s not been an easy cup of tea. We tried in TGMC’09 as
well, but failed to reach the pinnacle. We had no plans of giving up, though!
We learnt from our mistakes…
I would like to convey the following message to today’s
youth. Feel free to put forth your ideas. No matter what you feel about them,
just say it out! Say it out loud!! Who knows?! At the end of the day, you might
end up winning the great mind challenge!
Thank you all!!
Hi i'm vijay, i had chosen the title "Smart Remote Data Collection" i was so confused about this..? can any one give me some idea about this? please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone , I am participating in TGMC 2011 and have chosen the scenario Cybernetics Protector . I wanted to know one thing - for the encryption and decryption we have deviced our own 256 - bit algorithm . Will it be better to use our own algo and fetch us more points rather than implementing the algos which are most secure and prevelent in the market like hashing by md5 / ssh and aes ? Or will our own algo fetch us more marks ? Please help .
Thanks in advance
Hi to all..
This is P.Vinayagam Asst Prof / ECE from S.K.P. Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai. I was a student of my college from 2004 to 2008. In 2008, I heard about IBM - TGMC. But I did not found any guide / faculty for helping this. So, I could not participate in that. after i finished my degree, I have joined in my college and initiated for the TGMC still. In TGMC 2008, I motivated my college students to participate. The result is 24 students (ECE & IT) have successfully submitted, and four students went upto Face2Face round.
In 2009, I have taken as a special task and put more efforts on it. Finally 60 students from CSE, ECE, IT have successfully completed their projects, and 12 students are selected to Face2Face round.
In 2010, because of our management, principal, students and my effort, 160 students have successfully submitted, and 24 members have shortlisted for Face2Face round. In addition with that, Our college has been selected as TOP 30 Colleges in India.
Because of this success, we have planned to get IBM Software Centre of Excellence in our college this year. For this, our management has allotted a dedicated lab with 31 desktops (Fully Air conditioned). We are waiting for IBM people's visit.
I feel very happy to convey this to everyone.
My name is Saurabh Saxena. I would like to share my journey with all of you. I won state award from IBM TGMC-09 which gave me motivation to work on multiple projects. During my project`s submission, I developed an oracle Pro-C application for Indian Railways which is now live on current Railway system. After that I joined Trident Information Systems(IBM Premier Business partner). Then I did two defense projects. I am also maintaining a bank`s website. I have integrated solaris and windows Active Directory.The journey still continues........
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Student Ambassador ( and TGMC 2010 participant of TEAM SNAKES ),
Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata
For all the web sites today, site analytics has become a separate area of interest. What is site analytics? Site Analytics is nothing but the science of analysing the usage of a web site. It may include:
- Visitors to a website
- Geo-profiling (identifying the geographical location) of visitors
- System characteristics(screen resolution, browser, OS) of the visitor
- Traffic sources (referring sites)
These details give a measure of trends in surfing the site, visitor locations, quality of web pages,etc. Google Analytics has been the best free analytics provider till now. When I read about Google Analytics, i got a question, that is, "Can our students be introduced to Analytics in TGMC?"
I am not sure whether it is possible or not. But, can someone analyze it and advise people accordingly? It would be helpful for them in their projects.
You can find helpful information here:
Keep visiting this space for more updates on Web Technology in general,
I participated in TGMC 2007 and 2008 in the team "Illuminati". I am from SASTRA University, Tamilnadu.
Here are the tutorials prepared by our team (me, Kamalraj and Srinivas Mitepellywar) for making the "learning" part of TGMC easy.
Gear Up To TGMC Series : https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/876f7f77-db63-4de4-90a6-219cc5f1871f/resource/GearUpToTGMC.zip
XML Introduction : https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/876f7f77-db63-4de4-90a6-219cc5f1871f/resource/ExperienceXML.pdf
These tutorials are written in easy language and has been read by more than 100 teams from SASTRA University.
Hope these will be use to you ppl!
All the best and Happy TGMCing!!!
My name is Ashwanth Kumar, and I'm from SASTRA University, SRC, Kumbakonam. I would like to share my experience of TGMC 2K9, and also what it has made me do now! It all started on the college re-opening day, when I saw TGMC 2009, Poster @ our college notice board. I went to my senior, to ask him the details regarding it, as he had participated in TGMC 2K8 (went till face-to-face round). He brief'd me about the same, and all the advantages it has over the students who're doing it. He also told me, that we need to use (only) IBM products, and platform is JAVA.
Since, I already had 4 years experience in Web-Development, it was all fun to teach my friends in the college every week, in our campus 'TGMC Class'. We learned, explored, created, innovated, and achieved together.
It took me 6 long months, to learn the basics of Enterprize Java standards (Hibernate, Tapestry, etc.). All the work, didn't go in vain. We were selected in TOP 20(team name: The Reformists).
TGMC 2009, revoluntionized the way I think about software development. Using the experience from above, well I've done our campus Automation App. using IBM Tools (DB2 Express & WASCE), for my "Research Engine", I'm planning to use IBM InfoSphere (Hadoop Clusters) - depending on TGMC admins accepting and giving us access to the software, and many more. This year, I've started a TGMC forum in our campus. In 1 week of its inauguration, 150 students came forward with willingness to seek the victory Trophy of TGMC 2010 in the path to Learn, Collaborate, and Innovate.
- Ashwanth Kumar