| Indian Conference on Blogging|
The Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai is hosting a
national conference on Blogging.
Focus is on identifying new application areas, and use of blogs in knowledge
Bloggers, tool-vendors, and media-persons are invited.
Date: Saturday 29th March
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai
Details at http://www.geocities.com/mdeii/event.html
(Down the memory lane)
When a young student Kaushal Sen sent me the invitation for the blogging
conference above, my mind fondly recalled a conference I'd attended in the same
location, once upon a time.
Once upon a time, (when I was 19) I presented a paper at Anna University. It
was about making Unix user-friendly (aha! the work is still unfinished,
did you say?!). It was a great experience for me, having traveled from Mysore to
Madras just to present the paper. We were given free food and accommodation
meant for (I think) visiting scholars and professors. It was wonderful. There I
met another engineering student, Anand Sampath who was working on robotics at
that time. Anand was also great nature enthusiast and a wonderful photographer,
and we went on to become life-long friends. After all these years and distances,
we still meet for hiking nature trails, parasailing, or just hanging out.
I write this to encourage students in Indian universities to go beyond what
is covered in textbooks and examinations. It is very important to build a
network of peers and mentors for professional and personal success. Having a personal blog can help you in that endeavor.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Tuesday, March 25, 2003|
Last Modified: 3/25/2003