Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Why a Free Python Workshop for AeSI

Someone whom I shall call Mr Z, emailed me his profile. I saw the attached resume and realised, he is mint fresh from AeSI. So kept his resume with a mind of asking his resume after another 3 months so i can forward it to my contacts for any opportunity.

After, 3 months, emailed Mr Z to resend me his updated resume and I got a resume, which had some little formatting changes but none other changes. On enquiry he responded he is learning a design software and didn't put it there.

3 Months without a skill added astounded me!

I don't know about now, but when I was in this stage this was my rapid skill adoption period. What's the new norm now, i wondered?

Credit to Mr Z, he was not sitting ideal, but the velocity of skill gain is slow for the time we live in.

And another thing to note was the focus on only one skill. Well design is what he wants, that is great but this isn't a transferable skill. This skill takes time and is specific to a particular kind of work. So along with this technical skill he needs to think about building some transferrable skills, like speaking, writing, presentation skills, general programming or mastering common office tools.

Technical skills are like screw drivers, just meant for screws, while transferrable skills are like knife, more general and have wide applicability. This gap in the knowledge of the transferrable skills led me to launch the free python workshop for AeSI.

Python is powerful general purpose language and I think every person who calls him an engineer should know this. Weather you work in design, analysis or performance, skills in one programming language can take you a long way.

VBA, C, Fortran are good start but knowing python as the language will have wide advantages. Its cross platform and its batteries included nature, gives you lot from a little effort.

And as far as a transferable skill is concerned, it can fit any job or task that you might encounter in your work and non-work life.

So that's the intention of the Free Python Workshop. A getting started in Python so as to equip AeSI students and graduates a lifelong transferable skill that can be applied in all the jobs

So if Mr. Z is reading this, pleases register, you are the reason for the workshop.

Please visit the page http://sukhbinder.wordpress.com/workshop for the brief writeup on the workshop and to http://python4aesi.doattend.com for registering for the workshop!

Monday, September 15, 2014

A way to celebrate Engineers Day

Every year on September 15, we celebrate Engineers Day. It's really a matter of proud but here with this post, we would like to ask you few questions.

Let's do an analysis of last 10 years of the AeSI students who were enrolled across various IITs for masters and doctorate degree vs. the innovations. We are confident that the analysis report will open our eyes. Getting a masters or a doctorate degree can certainly give you a good job with a handsome package but it can never make you an engineer. Government is paying you stipend not just to treat this as pocket money but to come out with some great innovations.

Think Big. Think Engineering.

3 ways to celebrate Engineers Day.

- Start using some part of your stipend in creating a small lab aerodynamic /avionics at your hostel room.
- Use your campus lab to do experiment by thinking out of the box. Example : Is this the only way to do the things ? If I do this, so what will happen ? What if I do this ? What if I change the parameters ? and the list goes on .... Take this experimental data in an excel and try to implement mathematics to find out a relation between your results.
- Create a small team of innovative scholars. Discuss with your professor, pick up a theme and take his help to bring out some innovative ideas into real time execution. We never know when we'll have a Newton or Einstein out of us.

All the best ! and we wish you all a very Happy Engineers Day.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Workshop For AeSI Students and Graduates

Python workshop for AeSI

I love developing software. I also love helping people to learn how to develop better. That’s why I write about programming. There is so much to learn; it’s a rare day on which I don't learn something new, and it’s a rare week in which I don’t apply some new understanding to a problem that I’m solving for a client.

Now I have some more time to focus on creating something that I believe will help AeSI students to program better. I’m pleased to announce a free one day python workshop, all aimed at AeSI students, graduates who want to improve their skills.

Learn more and register

Monday, September 08, 2014

How to avoid facebook addiction and start studying...?

Many times it do happens that we start surfing net and we don't feel anything to do other than net surfing.Our whole day just get  passed on surfing the net and at the end of the day when we ask our self..

 what we got today...? 

what we had learnt today ...?

Answer we got is....just simply wasted our time and didn't achieved from that day.

I too was facing the same issue. Even though I wanted to avoid this but was not able to control ,might be you also has faced the same thing.

So,question is how to overcome this and put our mind at something constructive work rather than making our mind a slave of Facebook.

I had discussed this with Mr Mohan (Ph.D. scholar ,aero dept,IIT kharagpur) and I got a very nice answer from him.The answer is as follows..

In the morning our mind is full of energy as you just had waken up by taking enough rest so  you start your studies or work .just ignore Facebook surfing as it takes a lot attention and eventually energy gets drain away So better to surf net or use Facebook at night before sleeping so that you can utilize your maximum energy. "

I did this and felt the difference...

Have you faced the same ...?

how did you overcome or still the Facebook slave..?

Share with us your views...


Modi Priteshkumar Mahendrakumar

Thursday, September 04, 2014

TOP Link your career with LINKEDIN

Hello Everyone,

                         You all must be knowing about LinkedIn and might be having account also but very few are aware of how exactly use it so in this article I will suggest you some way by which you can use LinkedIn in a such a way that it can boost up your career graph.

If you search in Wikipedia about LinkedIn, you will end up finding that,

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million viewers. As of June 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.



The basic functionality of LinkedIn allows users (workers and employers) to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. However, if the invitee selects "I don't know" or "Spam", this counts against the inviter. If the inviter gets too many of such responses, the account may be restricted or closed.
This list of connections can then be used in a number of ways:
  • Obtaining introductions to the connections of connections (termed second-degree connections) and connections of second-degree connections (termed third-degree connections)
  • Users can find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one's contact network.
  • Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates.
  • Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them.
  • Users can post their own photos and view photos of others to aid in identification.
  • Users can follow different companies and can receive notifications about the new joining and offers available.
  • Users can save (i.e. bookmark) jobs that they would like to apply for.
  • Users can "like" and "congratulate" each other's updates and new employments.
  • Users can see who has visited their profile page.
The "gated-access approach" (where contact with any professional requires either an existing relationship, or the intervention of a contact of theirs) is intended to build trust among the service's users. LinkedIn participates in the EU's International Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.

recently I had completed certificate course on Linkedin - Social Media Marketing from udemy and I found that it will be also useful to everyone. Off course this course is free on udemy ,attend it nicely .Its duration is rarely 1 hour.

Hope you will find this article useful,
Kindly share your experience with linkedin in comment section.
Modi Priteshkumar Mahendrakumar 

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