Monday, August 16, 2004

Official Launch Of PUGStudent

The " PUGStudent " (the special groups for Students under Pune .net User Group ) were launched officially on 15th August 2004.

Event Details :

Date: 15th August 2004
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: C# Vs Java (Similarities and Differences)
Speaker: Sarang Datye
Total Attendance: 30+

The total experience of this event was amazing. All problems from strating to end teaches us (specialy me) many things of organizing the event.

Around 9:45 or 9:50 I reaches there at venue with heavy bag of CDs and all goodies. I saw that around 7-8 students was standing there may waiting someone. As soon as I reach at gate of building one of them asked me that "Do you have the keys of Room". I realley shoked when I saw that the room which is given to us for conducting the session is locked and no one of that college is there. I say No, and asked to that guy for Hardik in between hardik came there and told me that "Are mahesh , panga ho gaya re". so that mens he doesn't have the keys with him and all the peons have gone home after the 'Independance Day' program in college".I can't understand what to say to Hardik. I just say that Do something go and search some one or your HOD who and give us the keys of room. aftersome time around 5-10 mins Hardik comes with the some faculty and finaly we got the keys. by this time sarang also came there.

We all let out a sigh of relief just to find out that there's a power cut off. After seeing the enthu with which people had gathered to know what is it that is making C# gain so much of popularity, we decided to still take up the presentation. We change the way things will happen during the presentation. Sarang announce that, since the power has been cutoff, if we conduct the presentation in the usual way without the slides and demos, it will sound like a college lecture. The only way to put in some juice in the presentation now is that we all take active part in the presentation.The crowd agrees. We make a deal, the audience should raise points about exciting and nice features of java and I shall give them C# equivalents. And after that, we will move to "What's more that is offered in C#".

It was a gr8 success. We not only walked away with a rating of 4 to 5 on a scale of 5 but also heard comments that we should have similar such sessions where the audience can also contribute to the discussion. After a vote of thanks the gang dispersed. We were supposed to have a session on Yukon soon after for the PUG meet. But we had to postpone that because No power

This is some thing about our launch event of PUG studnet. I realy can't forgot this experence in my life.

Mahesh Mitkari
Asst. Manager (PUG) , Manager (PUGStudent)

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