Results are out……

Hi all….

My fourth sem results are out….

I fared quite well.. It is good that I passed 🙂

For all those who want to see the results, click here

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We Win the Code For Freedom Contest.

As I had mentioned in my previous posts that I participated in the Code For Freedom Contest (a technical debugging contest) Conducted by Sun Microsystems over the past few months. This an India wide Contest conducted by Sun.
Laptop

My dear friend Rishi M Nair and I backed the Grand Prize in this contest. Sun Microsystems invited us to attend the international conference to be held at Hyderabad from 27th Feb to 29th Feb 2008. We will be receiving the prize over there

Not only that, my college, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also won the “Most Contributions by College/University Winner” 16 more of my friends who participated in this contest got the significant contributor prize viz, an ipod each.

The details of the winners have been put up in the link: http://in.sun.com/communities/univ/codeforfreedom/winners.htm

Chaos Theory – Nitin Nagaraj

Nitin Nagaraj Sir had come down here from Bengalooru and spoke to us about Chaos Theory…
He just finished his talk about this.

Nithin Nagaraj
School of Natural and Engineering Sciences
National Institute of Advanced Studies
IISc. Campus
Bangalore 560 012

Well…I will tell you how this started off…

Yesterday, we had a small discussion on “Purpose of life”. This was given by S. Jagannathan, Faculty Associate, General Management, Amrita School Of Business, Coimbatore.

He told us that the purpose of life is to get happiness.
How by saying happiness, it is the ultimate happinesses and not the joy of getting something that you craved for.
Scientifically/ mathematically, we can prove that the thing you crave for is not the thing getting you happiness.

You can say that you get happiness if :

1. It 1 unit of that thing gives you happiness, the 100 units of the same thing should make you happy.
Eg: If you become happy once you get a chocolate, the 100 of those chocolates also should make you happy!!! But you would be in the hospital once you eat 3 or 4 of those..

2. The happiness should last for ever.
On getting the chocolate, you should be happy always

Well there are a few more things but i dont really remember them.

So what Sir said was about the ULTIMATE happiness of life.

Here Nithin sir also poped into the discussion and we came to know that he was doing research on chaos theory.

And so, we were like curious to know what really this chaos theory is….

I just got this nice piece of info on Chaos Theory from wikipidea

In mathematics and physics, chaos theory describes the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamical systems that may exhibit dynamics that are highly sensitive to initial conditions (popularly referred to as the butterfly effect). As a result of this sensitivity, which manifests itself as an exponential growth of perturbations in the initial conditions, the behavior of chaotic systems appears to be random. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future dynamics are fully defined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos.

Google visits Amritapuri

Google’s Head of Marketing & Monetization, Mr. Gopi Kallayil visited the Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus this day.

He gave a small, powerful and a very interesting talk (it was more of a discussion/a session) on how Google originated, the Google’s inside story, technologies from Google and how it functions. He also spoke about how the adsense and adwords function.

Mr. Gopi Kallayil is a strong follower of AMMA (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi )

A lil’ about Gopi KallayilGopi Kallayil
Head of Marketing
Google AdSense

Gopi Kallayil leads the AdSense marketing team at Google. Gopi and his team work with Internet publishers in launching new products, increasing the user experience on content sites, and helping publishers monetize their content.

Prior to joining Google, Gopi was Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Nextance an enterprise Contract Management Software startup and a founding management team member at Allegrix, an Application Software Provider that was acquired by Progress Software. Gopi has been a consultant with McKinsey & Co. where he worked on engagements helping the management teams of large corporations improve business performance and maximize revenues. In addition, Gopi has led large Information Technology projects for global corporations while working for Syntel in the U.S. and Hutchinson Whampoa in Hong Kong.

Gopi earned his BE degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and MBA degrees from the Indian Institute of Management and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

PS: I will be uploading the photos shortly….