This is the poster designed by IIT Madras Students to publicize the BrainJam that I’m conducting on October 29th evening at 6:30pm. It’s an open event and you are invited to come take part in the event.
The event will also see student leaders from the Entrepreneurship Cells from over 50 colleges. So, expect to have some very high quality discussions on the challenges and opportunities in getting started on your own.
Date: 29th October
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Venue: CLT Hall at IIT Madras
Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal, is visiting India in November. This will be his first ever visit to India. Prior to his visit, we thought it would be hear from him about his visit, his passion for technology and more about him in particular.
I’m really excited at hosting Dries on Kiruba.TV. The interview will take place on Thursday, 27th October. He will be joining an illustrious list of achievers that include Jimmy Wales, Sir Martin Sorrell, Anand Mahindra and Guy Kawasaki.
Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish.
He is also co-founder and CTO of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam.
A native of Belgium, Buytaert holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from Ghent University and a Licentiate Computer Science (MsC) from the University of Antwerp.
BusinessWeek selected Dries as the Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and MIT Tech Review picked him amongst the top 35 Young Innovators.
For their prime time news, Raj TV covered the murder of a young woman by her husband. He suspected she was having an affair from messages on her Facebook. At 10 pm in the night, the Chief Reporter from Raj TV requested for a sound-bite for the news show. He wanted me to explain the ill-effects of social networking sites and what should people know to use it carefully.
I had about 60 seconds to make my point and did my best to stress on learning to use the privacy settings better and be prudent in accepting friends just the same way we would in real life.
The show was aired on Oct 15, Saturday at 7:30 am and repeated throughout the day.
This weekend, Prashanti Ganesh from New Indian Express came home to meet up with two French Couchsurfers at my home. She wanted to do a story on Couchsurfing and who better than the real couchsurfers. Thanks also goes to Sathish the photographer who came to shoot the photos even though he was running a temperature. The full text of this article can be read on CNN IBN’s website which syndicated this story from New Indian Express. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/opening-up-your-couch/191060-60-120.html
Announcing the launch of my Comics Collection Project. An attempt at having the largest collection of comics. The complete details of the project.. the What, Why and How… is here at http://www.Kiruba.com/comics