CSI Web 2.0 conference

I delivered a talk today on 'Enterprise application of Web 2.0' in the National level CSI Web 2.0 conference.

The conference saw participation from companies like IBM, Yahoo, Google, AOL, Oracle etc. There were 4 tracks, each with about 4 talks and the speakers were primarily from Yahoo and IBM. There was a wonderful panel discussion on 'Dark side of Web 2.0' and I should say, it was the best part of the event.

I was also part of the program committee and having done Event management while in college (as part of CSI-SJCE), I should say that it was not quite different from the way we used to do it in college, except that it was far more easier to get contacts now, because the enterprises were driving it.

Guest lecture in Christ College

I had been to Christ College today as a guest lecturer. The students were fine arts students, mostly in their final or pre-final year.

This was the first time I was giving a talk to such an audience. The students were receptive and expectant. There were questions; and they answered my questions satisfactorily.

My talk was on Web 2.0. So I had to tell them about blogging, wikis and a whole bunch of other jargons. There were students who knew about blogging and a majority knew about Orkut. 🙂 That made things easy for me.

This was my first visit to Christ College. The campus is huge and the infrastructure seemed quite good.

Overall, it was a good experience.