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Hackathons - my newest passion. Rediscovering myself...After some deep thought (with no help from deep mind), only recently I rediscovered my "Hackerself", which was buried deep within -
I started off as a Hacker at a very young age, always curiously trying to break and fix things, playing with my grandpa's screwdriver. In my first job, I worked as a System-Integrator for the Telecom CoE team almost 2 years, my first experience as a software Hacker, trying to crash hardware by giving them my own new firmware and bring down systems and networks.
My next best experience was working at a start-up for almost 3 years, learning and delivering with various new technologies. Then came the settling down a bit, when I have started working at a so-called “Big Indian” tradition IT firm during its dying days of innovation. After some very boring and uneventful hacking-years, I finally sprung back to life when I started participating to Hackathons - my first try was at a Hackathon org…
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Workforce Pyramid - Barrier or Boon for IT Giants?

Based on my experience, organisations are home to people with three basic roles

The EmployeesThe ManagersThe Leaders
which are the main pillars of growth to them. If any pillar falls, the organisation would most likely collapse 😔
Most large organisations like Google, Facebook, Apple, Airbnb etc. have already adopted to the widely spread principle Employee First, this is generally still not the case with many IT Consulting Giants which are owning a major chunk of the Outsourcing business across the globe. They are still lacking evolution in their basic thought process. If they fail to pivot it could very well lead to their END, which they fail to realise at this point.
Below I would like to briefly describe what each of these groups is actually meant to do and how they should likely transform -
The Employees.. are the largest chunk of any intellectually driven business and also it's greatest asset. In businesses where the resources are underutilized or undervalued, it would turn (g…

Age of the User

The Beginning When companies like Google had begun with the idea of understanding the users (of their Services) and their behaviours, they have started a new revolution in the data study and they have opened the door to a new dimension. This is now called Data Science. Not just Google, there are loads of companies before and after it, that created such impact, but Google was able to do it at an exponential scale due to the availability of data and usage of machines for studying and learning from this data. A few years ago, probably when I was born in the 1980s, maybe there was no one who even imagined that something like that would be possible. The Context of Everything Even though there is a method to the madness in the tracking of a (potential) asset (user), it has taken us to the extreme. Many of us are already tracking every action like moment, step, climb, breathe and heart-beat at every location and also share it socially.

In the not so distant future most objects or things we use…

Access and reset forgotten password of a Raspberry Pi

Background For the last few years, I have been reading a lot about IoT and its evolution. Considering it to be a form of technological advancement, I wanted to know if it really lives upto its hype. So I started looking at options of how I can explore its depths and unlock its true potential. And now I decided to buy a "Raspberry Pi 3" and get on with it...

I am a pretty newbie using a Raspberry Pi 3 (RbPi3) + Raspbian Jessie image from 2017-01-11
Problem After a while of playing around I decided to finally start working with a real-life use case. So I went on with reading about different applications and had to shelf the rbpi3 for a while. Meanwhile, I managed to successfully forget the new password I set for the pi login.

Solution This can be solved in two different ways...
Access with KeyboardConnect to  RbPi (using a keyboard &/ monitor and open the terminal (in Raspbian))Enter command sudo su to login as root (no password by default)Now give command passwd piUpon p…

Coming back...

After a long break from blogging, I finally decided to come back and work on the topics. Over the years I probably improved my skills for expression via writing :)

But I would say the overall focus would be to talk (describe in writing) about my experiences with the latest trends and technologies. Let's see how it goes...

Stay tuned folks☺

Transforming Ideas to Business - Part 1

How much LEAN?The whole experience I had and am having with my work in startups and discussing with various founders of startups is going to presented in three parts. The goal is to share my experiences with Lean Startup, which could help you turn your idea into a successful business model. Step 1: Sharing If you have an idea and you are really confident that you can turn it into a viable business model, the next things
Share the idea with as many people as possibleCheck their pulse - how they feel about your ideaCollect their feedback - take it up constructivelyAre they ready to join you to take it forward The more people who are willing to join you in making this a success, the more chances for you to succeed. Step 2: Survey If you are still confident and you want to build on your idea, after taking the initial feedback into consideration, then do the following
Identify the target groupthe group of users who will be using you applications. ex: general public age groups, businesses ba…

Samosa App - the future of stickers in chats

the Evolution of the chat Once upon a time smileys were a great innovation for chat or instant messaging, then came the animated smileys and so on....
Next came the stickers, this really picked up great but I wouldn't really say they were a big hit, because very few of my friends actually used it. Or may be it still takes time for them to be completely evolved.

There is a budding new app from an Indian start-up which has made way to most of our conversations within friends. This is Samosa App. The biggest advantage we have is the language in which it is offered, its my native language.
The Offering... Samosa App offers what it calls as audio stickers which are actually punch lines, proverbs and comedy snippets from various Telugu movies. It is integrated into messaging apps like WhatsApp which is its strength. They have loads of content already added into it for selection by users which is driving chats crazy. The content is so great that it really creates good laughs within grou…