Twas the 2nd weekend in September that I boarded this sleeper AC Bus to depart from college (hooray) to the capital city-Chennai for the Regional UG meet ,otherwise named by MSPs as BootCamp ;). It was a tightly packed 2day camp with loads of fun and knowledge ,the sort that the techie geeks enjoy!
Day2 as everbody mentioned was a 100% technical one…At 10 we had Vinod Kumar(for those of u who don’t know,he’s one of the developers of SQL Server from MS.) .A session on ‘Whats new in SQL server was indulged by him.A quick breakfast on bread,jam and biscuits fed our hungry tummies…but there was more in store for our almost full peanut sized brain :D. hehe kidding.!Yea.. and one more thing..Vinod showed us a cool app from MS , AutoCollage ,that has facial recognition incorporated,so your collage looks really neat!Then Sid gave us an overview on the new MSP portal and the sorta things we could and should do in the academic year(on a more sterner note)He also spoke about the Live@edu and other such stuff..Dominoes pizza for a quick lunch…and then they managed to squeeze in the rest of the technical stuff in the short 4 hour duration that was left…Sid handled a few .Net fundamentals… Jadega (jaduji’s from the Sales and marketing part of MS) took a really interective session on Windows CE(embedded)….finally Krishnaa,passed-out MSP handled a Windows Server 2008 Demo.
After bidding goodbye to the team and fellow msps,We left hurriedly to the bus station (the delhi blasts tightened security measures in the metro).I could sense the air of excitment in the way everbody spoke.. Clearly everyone was enlightened to enlighten..and hopefully would try to make the MS Club @ their respective colleges like never b4 !