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Me, Myself & My-Tech

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…

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☺