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Techstasy

Posted by Kunal on September 20, 2004

Techstasy is an intercollege event organised by the computer department of VIT. The event is planned and organised by the third year students, so this year the onus was on us. Incidently, the student co-ordinator of the entire event was fellow blogger and friend Salil. The last month was very hectic as a result of this activity. I worked in the commitees for two events: Linux workshop and quiz.

The quiz was a regular affair with the same old crowd which show up at all the college quizes. The quiz went pretty smoothly without any hiccups. The questions were set by Harsh and myself with some inputs from Salil. The Linux workshop and seminar on the other hand faced a few problems. For the Linux thing, we had invited speakers from PLUG. Never having handled college guests, I made quite a few blunders :). My informal attitude with the guests did not go down well with our professor. The PLUG people were pretty cool though and they did this workshop and seminar without charging a single buck! The seminar which was about GNU philosophy and Linux installation was very well received. The workshop which was on programming in Linux, had quite a few newbies who had never sat on a Linux box. They were pretty clueless about the workshop till the end :-(.

The pick among the other events for me was gaming. We had a gaming tournament in AOE, Counter Strike and NFS4. As we had expected, gaming had the maximum rush and maximum fun. The competition for CS was great and we had lot of cursing, abusive language, et all in the labs in front of our profs :-D.

NP – Yuva

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2 Responses to “Techstasy”

  1. Ramanand said

    If you won’t be informal with your guests in a seminar on Linux/GNU, where else would you be so! :-)

    Too many people make too much of formalities.

  2. Kunal said

    Hey dude, I must say, the quiz was quite good (and I would have said so even if the results were different;-)). Jolly good show, I say!
    And btw, I’m linking you, hope you dont mind.

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