Monday, May 23, 2011

Exciting projects in pipeline

I am excited about many new projects which will be starting soon.

I was curious about my domain names
as they contain java which is a trademark of Oracle corporation.  After having some discussions, receiving one mail from Oracle legal team and digging into information, I got to the conclusion that I can keep these sites with the current names if I do not sell anything from those sites, if I write a clear message telling I am not representing this trademark and if I am doing this for the community.

I plan to start these three projects as video tutorials for the respective subject.  We also have our NUGNagpur project for NetBeans Platform Certified Engineer certification where participants of the NetBeans Platform Associate program from Nagpur will be creating open source projects using NetBeans Platforms.  We plan to start this project from 29 May 2011.

with regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back in Action

It has been 6 months that I haven't written on this blog.  Now I am back again, and I think I will keep writing about my passion and dreams here now onwards.

Blogger has provided new cool designs in the Templates section and I tried one of the simpler designs on this blog today.  Just to remember how this blog looked like earlier I kept a snapshot of the older design which you can see with this post.  Now the blog is in my favorite font Georgia thanks to Blogger team for making layout and design so easy.

This was a hectic weekend for me.  Spent two days taking interviews for my company in Kolkata and landed back to Nagpur at night.

One important take away for me in this trip was the opportunity, to get to know, three dynamic personalities in our company.  It seldom happens while work that you get chance to discuss about work and ideas in a leisurely way.  This trip gave me the opportunity to discuss my wild #Java ideas with the Java man in company who was passionate enough to join me.  Next I got to know how things work in the new company and found that some ground rules remain same.

As always, interviewing Java candidates was sometimes thought provoking and sometime hilarious.  I must mention one candidate who gave me idea of deep cloning in a way even I have not thought.  It was a eureka moment and a moment of joy for me.

I think this is enough for the first post after so many days, will come back with more news and ideas soon.

with regards

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Career Advancement Seeker - Microsoft Career Factor - Tushar Joshi, Nagpur shows the list of all public videos found having text "Microsoft Career Factor".  These are the entries for Microsoft Career Factor, the latest reality show announced by Microsoft.

The application for this reality show was having a clause of publishing a video on some social media site and sending the URL link with the application, hence it was evident that the applications done by people will show up eventually in search for videos tagged with Microsoft Career Factor.

Tomorrow is the last day of sending application for this reality show after Microsoft extended the last date from 10 November 2010 to 15 November 2010, and the search today is showing only 14 entries which in my opinion a small number of entries for a global program.

The possibility of some people sending the video link as private link doesn't hold good as the complete reality show concept is based on showing the world what you are up to.  The application rules also clearly stated that the video shall be published in public domain.  This makes me conclude that a global reality show organized by Microsoft has got 14 unique entries and 9 entries will be selected.

I will keep watch on the announcements to see who got the chance to become a part of Microsoft Career Factor, the reality show.

All the best for all the applicants, including me :)

with regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Microsoft Career Factor - An Online Reality Show

I have applied for the story arc "The Career Advancement Seeker" in the coming online reality show - Microsoft Career Factor.

My participation in Career Factor will showcase a learner eager to learn new technologies to help grow business and opportunities in the world. This program will help me learn new technology and become expert in our offerings with a specific deadline and target. Working in a planned learning environment with top mentors and training material received from the source of the technology will be motivating factor for me to achieve the targets.

People watching me learning the Microsoft offerings will be motivated through my personal experiences and blog posts.

If I got selected, there will be a personal goal set for me and, working with the Career Factor team, I will map out a plan that will enable me to reach that goal. That plan will include, but is not limited to, completing Microsoft training courses (either online or in-person), speaking with experts and mentors, attending conferences, and taking certification exams. It will be expected from me to complete those activities as needed and work towards my goal during the show, although the goal does not have to be completed in the allotted time frame.

The attached video is my introductory video submitted to Microsoft to show whether I am comfortable in front of a video camera and my speaking skills.  This show as being conducted online will emphasise usage of social media to its maximum.

with regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The 7 Habits for Managers: Managing Yourself, Leading Others, Unleashing Potential

Just finished listening to the The 7 Habits for Managers: Managing Yourself, Leading Others, Unleashing Potential audio CD.  It was fantastic and a motivating experience.  The audio CD format will provide me the facility to listen again and again and keep thinking on the concepts in my mind often.

with regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Healthy Snacks

We have our snacks time between 15:00 and 17:00.  Most co-workers are found in the pantry or at some tea stall nearby the office in this time, according to their convenience.  Usually the developers will take their snacks when they have reached a logical break in their thought process while writing code.  Some teams have a fixed time set for these snacks.

I found out a healthy alternative to try in this snack period.  There is a shop at Mate Square at a distance of 2 minutes on a bike.  It is in the same building where there is Pizza Time shop known to many.

Royal Fruit and Juice is the name and this name tells it all.  This is a shop where they serve Fruit Juices and Shakes.  I tried their Pineapple Juice and it was awesome.

They have a disk called Fruit Salad.  This dish was tempting and quite economical.

Just the visual of different colors of fruits and the delicious taste brought a smile on my face.

I prefer a glass of fresh pineapple juice to some carbonated cold drink like Cola or Sprite.  I am Happy that I have found a healthier alternative for my snacks and I will recommend this to all to try.

With regards

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Family venture

The Hotel Pride near our house has a gymnasium and a swimming pool. They provide annual family memberships for Gym and the swimming pool. We got our membership on 1st March 2008. The situation in Infospectrum changed exactly same time and I started spending most of my day time and even night time for some days in office. This made us put off our Gym and Swimming plans on hold for 15 days.

Today was the day when we first entered the Gym and did workout. Radha was playing around when I was walking on the treadmill and Seema was cycling. Radha was confused first but she got accustomed to the environment quickly. The experience was good and we felt that the decision to join this Gym was good.

The credit goes to Anna and Aai. They consistently insisted on we getting this membership. Look Ma we have started our exercise.

with regards

(Image courtesy Si Brindley)