Thursday, December 17, 2009

Techstart grand finale


Welcome to the Techstart grand finale. The Techstart program was conceived to address the unique situation that the Computer Science class of 2009 found itself in. When several students who graduated in 2009 and had campus offers found their offers indefinitely delayed or revoked because of the economic situation, the Techstart initiative helped them learn bleeding-edge technology and provided a practical channel to their creative talent. Conceived by Anand Deshpande, inspired by a similar highly successful experiment at Stanford, sponsored by Microsoft and supported by multiple organizations and individuals, Techstart was designed to provide these students with training on Windows Azure development, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, through a community effort. About 200 students brushed up on the basics of .NET development followed by over 8 weeks of intense training on the Windows Azure development platform from industry experts. The training culminated in a competition that showcased this newly acquired knowledge in the form of group projects hosted on Microsoft Azure.

- Event Highlights -
Keynote address by Mr Moorthy Uppaluri, General Manager DPE, Microsoft India
Techstart Competition Showcase – Live demos of the prize-winning applications on the Azure Cloud and prize distribution
Demo Extravaganza – a highly interesting introduction to some of the latest technologies from Microsoft
Please join us in applauding the students and volunteers that made this event a huge success and for a technology-filled evening in the company of:

Mr. Moorthy Uppaluri, Keynote Speaker
General Manager DPE, Microsoft India

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems Ltd.


Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Chief Guest
IT Evangelist

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