By Jay Mahadeokar on Feb 14, 2009
This year SRKNEC is celebrating its 25th anniversary and as a part of the Silver Jubilee Orations various activities are going around in the college. We were lucky enough to have Mr. Rohan Ranade, Sun Microsystems, US who spared time out from his busy schedule and gave a fantastic talk to the students and the faculty.
Topic I: “From Journeyman to Master”.
He did not concentrate on a particular technology or so (usually tech seminars are supposed to) but it helped us to know what it takes to ‘Being Different’. “Pace, Passion, Eye for finer details, Supreme Knowledge – all this blended with an uncanny urge to make a difference helps you to become a Rock Star Developer” was what he said.
Rohan Sir himself being a student of Computer Science and Engg, shared his experiences with us. He also suggested some good to read books like ‘The Pragmatic Programmer’, ‘The Mythical Man-Month’, ‘Free as in freedom’ and ‘The design of everyday things’. He also suggested us to follow some good blogs by ‘Paul Graham’, ‘Joel Spolsky’, ‘Bruce Eckel’ , ‘Dave Thomas’ and podcasts like ‘The Java Posse’, ‘NetBeans Developer Podcast’, ‘Drunk and Retired’, ‘CNET – this week in tech’, ‘Google Developer Podcast’.
The response was great and not only the students, but the faculty members also enjoyed the talk.
Topic II: “Getting started with Version Control Systems”
He had stressed on the importance of opensource throughout his talk and he went on to explain how opensource projects are made, coordinated when developers from all around the world are contributing code, documentation etc.
He mentioned all the code hosting website, with special stress on the new Project Kenai! Then he went on to explain the basic concepts like versions, check-in, check-out etc.
The overall talk was really enlightening and we are really thankful to Rohan Sir for always being there to help promote the opensource agenda in SRKNEC!
Rohan Sir with the Students!
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