Monday, February 27, 2012

Wise will say World will not end

There is saying for many years "If you win you need not explain, if you lose you must not be there to explain".

That explains it all but for those who can't figure out,
Scenario A: World stays alive after 2012. Point the hands at peoples who said it will end and laugh out loud.
Scenario B: World ends, so does all. You will not be there to explain neither the person who said its going to be over can ask!

Optimist you will always say go with Scenario A. I say World will not end ask me whatever you want to after 2012 :P

Monday, February 20, 2012

Is it Ooty Is it Bangalore no its Chennai

I thought its going to be just another day except that I have to report to GWFM on 20-Feb-12. That day I decided to go in bike so that I need not waste time in going round the city and so had to hit the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam highroad. Soon after leaving home I realized that the day is still cold and now its 8am, later dropped dad in Chromepet railway station so that he can go to his office then traveled towards north to reach the particular highroad

On that day, image not from Exact Highroad, 20-02-2012 0915hrs
I have a good habit of not cleaning my PC so that it can last for some more years, I follow the same for every other device so does the visor will remain undusted or more brutally shabby. Half way I raised my visor so that I can see that road clearly, OMG! its all fog!! or is that city has already celebrated its Diwali'12 without my knowledge :P

Visibility level was too low anything beyond 200m will be not be noticed. Fog stayed thick and hard even after 9am but it started to clear from then, can see something in air like shadow range was around 1km. At last I felt some sunshine in my hand not heat just the relaxing effect from cold. They are relaying the roads, still before work commences the early morning commuters can experience smooth drive on solid black surface it was just awesome but whatever said 70kmph drive in that fog that too in streak was funny.... 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Session name could have been 'SWADRUTHA show'

One of the Batch Owners came running in to find Abinay so that he can get some guys to speak in front of Mr.Sridhar, Sr. Manager, Academy -Delivery. The session was named as 'Coffee with Sridhar' it concentrates on new trends and technologies which he might not be aware. From my batch three went Abinay, Mugil and me, we didn't decide on what to speak so that we can be versatile to chose what to speak there. But our decision was not appreciated by BOs but we never did really bothered about it.

Including us there were 11 CATs waiting for Sridhar to arrive in conference hall, as dictated by BOs soon as he came we all said 'Hi! Sridhar' sounded more like kinder garden. Straight away introduction happened, Abinay was the first one to catch the attention he talked about book written by PSG college lectures, Sridhar was indeed an alumni of PSG then they indulged in more a 1-1 chat.

Then I introduced myself as JA volunteer and mentioned that I have met him in training sessions for JA, then he started talking about Outreach - JA for sometime. I spoke about electric field which is capable of changing ordinary glass to bulletproof glass and some voltaic glass which acts as triggered blinds for shade. Then came Mugil into scene, master stroke, he talked about networks and securities. Mugil came up with some interesting facts and notes, Sridhar was excited and invited Mugil to talk about this to all CATs and asked Kishore(TL) to move forward on Mugil's session! Hope that I would see Mugil on stage soon.

May be it was more our batch 'SWADRUTHA' show because we were able to connect to every fact and news shared there. Abinay told unknown qualities of water moreover he was connecting to everyone around, he added some points to others facts which was believed to be unknown but it was known to him :)

I wonder why our CATs are more a copy cats whether it is because Sridhar is himself a JA volunteer or is that because it sounded good, everyone deemed them as some kind of social service oriented person. But which again became a favour for us before closing the session Sridhar spoke about Outreach JA for 5 minutes he pointed me and said continue your good work, he added that after helping children on career guidance you'll have immense satisfaction and wished that everyone would be a part of it.

The MFRP @ Best

The training that I experience here in Cognizant is good, after clearing all those modules I was waiting for the MFRP final review. At the first review our team was not able to perform well because we were not working as a team. It was more a single handed project, it was regarded as structured but not Object oriented programming by our Mentor these comments made us realize that we are struck deep and in dark.

In the extension or the final phase of project we followed agile methodology in which I played as Business Analyst / Tester. Predominantly I was to be involved in resolving bug, code analysis and design, but nothing stopped me from helping in coding. I worked on bringing a program with BLOB data type that could handle all binary formats and a new theme/look for our project to make the interface look cool. I accomplished both the task on time with sincere guidance from Yusuf and Viswa (the two M.Tech grads in my batch with extensive practical knowledge).

Starting my real work late I had to take the code home to analyse it for good standard and performance, got the exact version of SDE which we use in office from my organization's internal site it is no sin our organization allow it as is a opensource. But the problem was when the code which was perfect started malfunctioning by opening on new windows instead of staying on the same, simple solution was to use the unorganized code. Anyway we rectified the problem on the new code after the final review.

On the day of review every team was giving their high, as our performance just meet the requirement in phase one he might not expect much from us, that gave us an edge that even small initiation will strike him big! Exactly that happen we presented our project as third/last team, I thought since he was getting busy on calls he will not look much into the code goodness we are saved that he did not find that we use code with zero standard.

Mentor complimented that we worked a long way to get to the standard of other teams, it was a small sentence but did matter a lot. He even complemented our batch with a appreciation mail, which is rare like only 1 batch out of 15 will get this kind of mail. He said we, our batch has set a new benchmark in performance level of MFRP. All this time my batch, SWADRUTHA was regarded as a notorious batch in academy but now we get a good response and respect from academy, faculty team.

(The Pic is how our project interface looks)