Develothon 2010 - Ahmedabad
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I have not received any conference invitation from IT companies in last two months. One day I had received one from IBM Developer works. I was thrilled and getting ready for the UnConference because that was something new for me. I always like to go on the other side of the Podium and see how it feels. I have spent half of my career in teaching and training students of various age group so presentation skills was never a problem for me. The question was of content so I chose the latest project I had worked on. Its Twitter API Integration using Open Source.
I was informed by Mr. Kunal from IBM that he wont be able to insert my pen drive in his Laptop as they are not allowed to do so. Fine, one participant was trying to help me with his laptop as my laptop is sitting for resale with my hardware guy. But we were not able to get net signals as it was having difficulty due to internet maintenance. So I went to reception of The Grand Bhagwati, Ahmedabad. Staff there was kind enough to allow me to use their office computer and I was able to email my presentation to Mr. Kunal.
I was second among total three speakers of the Unconference session. It was really well received by the audience and ultimately when It comes to voting I got maximum votes may be because of PPT or the topic or may they all liked my presentation style. I was thrilled and happy to receive the trophy from another gentleman from IBM and CEO of our Company was also there to assist him. All in all really great experience to receive trophy from a huge company like IBM. Hope many more will come in the future.
Mr. Kunal is having full of energy and passion for his job. And he is like the first guy I have seen ages to have excellent technical knowledge and power to educate and enlighten people on latest topics.
Its really great initiative IBM has taken and hope they will continue to do so in the future.