Aditya Shah

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Azure Day 2016

The most awaited day finally arrived when I finally got the chance to organize the “AZURE DAY” in my college. Oriental College of Technology, Anand Nagar, Bhopal.

That morning I woke up and rehearsed all the contents via Skype through my fellow mates. This was going to be fun as it was organised by Microsoft and I felt privileged to be a part to the Microsoft team. We reached the college by 11:30 and checked for all the arrangements that were to be done on time starting from projector, to power point presentation, as I have held many seminars in various institutes across the country, so I was knowing it would be one of the best things happening in my life again!!

The seminar was scheduled to start at 1:00. The audience started to assemble in the auditorium according to the time given by the authorities. They all looked excited about the seminar. Finally after the dignitaries arrived, we welcomed them and the seminar moved forward.., Let me tell you about what the seminar was about.

We informed the students what azure was all about.

  • What is cloud and its importance
  • Description windows azure services
  • Computer Services
  • What is network service
  • What are data services
  • Azure components
  • Azure Pricing

Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. Move faster, do more and save money with IaaS + PaaS. Our Aim was to make People aware about Microsoft azure on the auspicious Azure day. The advantages of the azure were mind blowing, as students were very much keen to know about this new technology.

We discussed about the azure thoroughly and went through all of its components via PPT’S, After the session was over, a Q&A round was held in which many students came up with questions about the working, updates, pros & cons of the MS Azure.

Finally the session was over with the dignitaries giving speech about the future aspects and the use of the azure in our day to day lives. Also they thanked us for our efforts that made the students knowing something about the new technologies Microsoft launches and others related to the IT field.

It was great pleasure for me to join hands with Microsoft student partner program and make the students aware about the new innovations done by Microsoft. My college also supported me to organize the seminar. Without them, which would be quite impossible. Finally the session ended and we clicked some photographs of the entire seminar.
Overall, it was a nice experience for me and in future I’m looking forward to organize more of such seminars in various institutions.

 

   

WordCamp Bhopal 2016

This is the first time, I have organised a WordCamp (WordCamp Bhopal 2016). I learned a lot, so I thought about sharing my experience. ?
This was one of the best day in my life, as i had many responsibilities on the day as the lead organizer of WordCamp Bhopal 2016. I had a good team of organisers and volunteers including Animesh Jain, Gaurav Tiwari, Sachin Artani, Udit Jain, Yash Kumar Hemnani, Raj Tiwari, Shreya Singh, Arpita Vishwakarma, Shubham Agrawal, Deepansh Gupta, Minesh Chandel, Rishabh Chandrayan, Raj Nilayam, Amisha Jain, Tanay Saraf who really helped me and without them the event could not get this event a huge success.

 

The day started at 5’o clock, I checked my WhatsApp and Facebook, where I saw Saurabh Shukla’s message that he reached Bhopal around 3, I called Gaurav to get in touch with him where I came to know he is already with him and were enjoying. Then about 6.30 animesh and Saurabh arrived to pick me up and we left for our venue, Lakshmi Narayan College of Technology, Bhopal.

We were provided with very good rest house for our speakers from the venue sponsor (LNCT) to get freshen up, where we went and checked out the things, Vidit Sharma from the team went to pick the other speakers from Airport. We were arranging flexes and other things at the venue and slowly all the speakers were there at the venue, we asked all the speakers and sponsors to move to the guest house to get freshen up and made the other preparations.

 

At 8.45 attendees started to reach the registration desk, we asked them to please revisit the registration desk at 9’o clock, then Animesh Jain took the responsibility of the registration and distributing kits with Udit Jain. The online attendance was taken by Sachin Artani at the registration desk, the best part was that, the registration process was smooth and got ended up on time, we had breakfast at the same time.

 

The next great thing was we had an awesome auditorium with capacity of around 2000 people, to accommodate only 300 attendees we did block the side rows and made all to sit in the middle row and made the speakers and sponsors to sit in the front so that anyone can recognise and interact with them, we had 3 sponsor tables outside the auditorium, one for our proud Gold Sponsor rtCamp, next for our awesome silver sponsor MilesWeb and the third was for our wifi sponsor Bangon where the team of respective company sat and interacted with the people.

Starting of the event:

The event started with the lightning of lamp by director of training & placements, LNCT group of Institutes along with all the speakers of WordCamp Bhopal.

 

Everything was planned and went great and suddenly a glitch.

 

The projector issue.. the projector suddenly stopped working and everything was rushing in a strain, we tried many things, then the speakers and team members from WordCamp Mumbai and WordCamp Pune namely Rahul Bansal, etc tried everything we could, in all we were delayed for about 1 hour and then the saviour came into action Mr. Vachan Kudmule he brought his portable ZTE projector along with him and he connected it and we started with the the first session by Puneet Sahalot on Introduction to WordPress.
Immediately we called a projector on rent but that was taking time so Tanay Saraf with Vidit Sharma went to a store and brought a projector in less than an hour, finally we had 3 projectors with us which made me feel relaxed, that was the one and only glitch in the whole event which was resolved asap!

I requested all speakers to cut down their session by just 5 mins to cover the event timings, We had speaker sessions until 11.30 and then there was a 10 mins break for all to have a breakfast which included sandwich, tea, coffee and samosa :D, the break was extended to 15 mins instead of 10 and then we again started the sessions.

 

We had Aditya’s session on Why choose a career in open source (WordPress), then we had Nirav’s session on Why We Indian Developers Fail… And what you can do about it.., and then a session by Rahul onBuilding high quality WordPress agency in India!

The Lunch Break:

We had a lunch break at 2:00 PM behind the auditorium, in the lunch time a great number of people interacted with speakers and sponsors which made me feel great to know the enthusiasm in Bhopalis about WordPress.

Interaction of attendees with Rahul Bansal in the lunch time

 

The Second Half

Just after the lunch we had a panel discussion on “how do WordPress agencies hire” by Rahul Bansal, Amit Singh, & Nirav Mehta and which was moderated by Saurabh Shukla which seek attention of the attendees to the WordPress companies and how they can be benefited from it and ended up the sessions by Saurabh’s awesome session. Mistakenly i tagged Aditya Kane instead of Nirav Mehta (apologies).

 

I finally took privilege to come over the stage and thank all the speakers, sponsors and attendees to come and making the event a huge success, also i announced about the WordPress Bhopal meetup venue given by LNCT group of Institutes.

The Speaker Dinner:

 

WP Awareness at LNCT

Wednesday morning it was, 31-aug-2016, It was good sunny day and my day started at 6:00 am and at 8:00 i called my friend Animesh jain to come to my house to see what content we need to deliver today. We had a discussion about the seminar at my place and then we left for Lakshmi Narain College of Technology (LNCT) and met our team members Gourav Tiwari, Arpita Vishwakarma, Udit Jain, Yash Hemnani and Shreya Singh who were making arrangement for Seminar already.

Our seminar covered:

  • Domain Information and free domain registration with dotTK Domain Registry.
  • Hosting Information and free hosting registration with Hostinger.
  • Information about name servers.
  • WordPress Installation with its famous five minute install?
  • Customizing the website with themes and plugins.

We started our session on 3:00 PM, and we were so happy to see the excited students, we were provided with an auditorium, projector and mic from the college. Started our seminar by asking few question from students about the topics, WordPress, motive of workshop and announced about the swags. Vidit Sharma started with the introduction of Open Source and explained the WordPress concept.

Then I (Aditya Shah) and Animesh Jain combinedly started the session about registering a domain leading to register for a hosting account, setting up name servers to point the domain which too followed by a WordPress installation and setting up a WordPress theme from the theme directory. Also i took privilege to explain the community part, and how one can contribute to the open Community WordPress.

I then explained about the WordCamp Bhopal 2016 which is an informal annual conference of local WordPress community of Bhopal and everyone gave a dedicated response about participating in the event and were very happy to hear about the speaker sessions and other benefits of WordCamp.

After this we took a selfie with all the students/attendees, and winded up the session. 🙂

Some pictures of the event:

    

WordPress workshop in SIRTS

Wednesday morning it was, 24-aug-2016, It was good sunny day and my day started at 8:00 am and talked with my friend Animesh jain. We had a discussion about the workshop and then we left for Sagar Institute of Research Technology & Science (SIRTS) and met our team members Raj Nilayam and Rishabh Chandrayan who were making arrangement for workshop already.

Our workshop covered:

  • Domain Information and free domain registration with dotTK Domain Registry.
  • Hosting Information and free hosting registration with Hostinger.
  • Information about name servers.
  • WordPress Installation with its famous five minute install?
  • Customizing the website with themes and plugins.

 

We started our session on 12:30 PM, and we were so happy to see the excited students, we were provided with a computer lab, projector and computer system for our workshop from the college side. Started our workshop by asking few question from students about the topics, WordPress, motive of workshop and announced about the swags. Animesh completed the introduction about WordPress, motive of workshop.

Then I (Aditya Shah) stared the session about registering a domain leading to register for a hosting account, setting up name servers to point the domain which took around 1.5 hours to make everyone understand and capable to use it. Our team helped every student who asked for help by raising their hand and our team members visited to deal with the problem they faced during following the instruction on the screen.

At the end of this part everyone was ready with their personal website with a WordPress theme installed on it.

Rishab explained about the WordCamp event to everyone and everyone gave a dedicated response about participating in the event and were very happy to hear about the speaker sessions and other benefits of WordCamp.

After this we were presented a memento by Head of the Department, computer science department and was appreciated for the workshop taken.

Some pictures of the workshop:

Hour of code Bhopal

Hello guys,

This blog post is about the Hour of Code conducted in Bhopal during December 7th to 13th, 2015. We organised the session jointly. A group of passionate volunteers (Mozillians and Microsoft Student Partners) of our community. It was all started after my friend’s Robin Koshy’s telephonic conversation with me (Aditya Shah). Where we discussed about organizing the Hour Of Code-2015. Then we moved a step further deciding a place to choose for the session to be conducted . Thereafter I went to few schools in the town to discuss about the same.

I went to some government as well private schools but the response I was getting was not good due to exams, preparation leave and winter vacation  in schools the event was not permitted even after the authority and Principal’s were interested for the session. But somehow Robin managed convince them and at last getting two schools Vikram school, Piplani, Bhopal for the Hour of Code 2015 to be conducted.

Aditya Shah
Vidit Sharma
Raj Nilayam
Mukesh Pathak
Robin Koshy

Unfortunately at the last moment there was an electric cut so we need to change our plan we had got 3 different classes with the students and green board so we (Aditya shah, Vidit Sharma, Raj Nilayam) devided. As we could not take the students to the labs and let them know about minecraft hour of code (code.org/mc) but we were on a mission to give them computer science education so we delivered the best possible knowledge about computer science and technology also i made them aware about the need of coding and made some basic programs of c++ and java. The session got interactive with the doubts of the students over there.

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At last i declared the time as a doubt session where they asked me about websites like how to develop and host websites, about cyber security (i told them about how they can make their online identity more secure), one i remember he asked me how can i hack a facebook account i replied him if you can hack/access a single account how long will it take to takeover whole Facebook (with practical explanation).

Finally i would like to say it was great to be there with the school kids. I felt so awesome that i could give an amount of my knowledge to the future of India.  Also i would like to thank my friend Robin Koshy who took permission to organise Hour of code. Also i would like to thank my entire team to support me and to make the event a success.
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