Saturday, January 21, 2006

WrKsHoP in UMIT

I will be conducting a workshop in UMIT, Santacruz at 9:30am on Morphing (images) using Adobe Photoshop and it would be probably attended by atleast 100 students considering the enormous response the registration has recieved. Initially the workshop was to be conducted last semester but due to other prior appointments (;-) it didnt materialise.

By the way many more than 100 registrations have been recieved. Also, the other thing to note here is that Saturday being a holiday, if even 100 students (or for that matter 50) do make it for the workshop then it would surely be surprising for everyone including me.

Now, this is my BIG* day... hope I dont screw up.

Things I need to look out for:

  • Be on time... OR atleast try to.
  • Keep my ONE liners to myself and better concentrate on the topic.
  • Don't go overboard and jst show ppl fireworks and not show them the techniques to create them.
  • I also need to define what I am giong to cover. I hope everyone who attends the workshop feels more confident after attending it.

Things I need to seriously worry about:

  • Control my nerves... now this is going to be tough bcoz I would be the only male among 50-60 girls (per batch) in the lab.
  • Girls...girls and more girls. ( bachaaaaooOOoo)
  • Hope I get to see few familiar faces around... otherwise it is gonna be tough. If you are reading this then do come down and say hi. (acha lagta hai...)
Amen

*BIG- considering its the first time I am conducting a workshop in some other college


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Update: Will update this place once I come from the workshop...
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Wow I am back !

Just to put in on record I was a little(15 mins) late but then everyone was and so it wasnt embarassing at all. Sejal(UMIT CSI chair) did ask me to meet her at the ITW(Institute of Technology for Women) entrance and there I was standing quietly having no idea who she was. Though I was sure to recognised her as I had seen her during the Robotics competition in our college but wasnt sure which one of the four girls she was as we not formally introduced to eachother then. Finally, there I was gazing at my own creation on the notice board (logo of Colosseum poster) and jst wondering when Sejal would show up and take me to the karmabhoomi. And there she was walking camly towards me and I didnt take time to realize that it was her. We said our Hi's and she asked me if I would lik to see Barkha and I readily agreed. (BTW was good to meet you Barkha after so long...! and Nikita after so so so long...!!! Was wondering wher she was all this while...? No contact at all.. not even offlines? Didnt meet anyone else...). Later, she took me straight to the CC2 lab, well its the same lab where I had participated in the WebD competitions for the past two years(that means effectively spent 9 hours thinking in the same lab). Met Neha there. We hadn't met before but knew eachother(LoL). So sweet of her for making sure that I dnt get bored up there.

Now it was around 10:15 and everyone started assembling in the lab. I was so skeptical of ppl turing up on a Saturday for a workshop but then they did and soon the lab was on the brink of being overflown. It was hard for me to be inside waiting for them to get settled. So, there I was peeking at notice boards and calming myself down. Just to point the fact that final year student projects there were much more interesting then ones in our college.

Now it was time for me to start the workshop. Sejal gave a brief introduction about me stressing on the following keywords... frm DBIT, won webD competitions, now placed in Patni (this was a shocker). The workshop I would say was very typically ME... saying so bcoz I lik it if there is no script to stick to and everything jst bulids up as it needs to.

The first batch ended up at 12 and it was tiring. Was served a paneer frankie at the end of it which was much needed bt then made me feel a bit lazier. The first batch kept me on my toes all the time bcoz it was full and everyone I felt was entusiastic while the second batch was soft, coOL and laid back.

Did read the feedback sheet which was passed after the wrkshop and it was satisfying to say the least. Overall I must say it was a fulfilling experience for me and keep looking for more such opportunities in other colleges too.

Finally, my sincere thanks to Neha and Sejal for inviting me. It surely is a memorable experience... thnx so so much.

11 Comments:

At 9:48 PM , Anonymous nitin said...

wow man!!
all the best

 
At 11:15 PM , Anonymous Barkha said...

:D

*NO COMMENTS*

Wheres your take on the _after tea party_ ?

Am waiting to read that.

Cheers.

 
At 12:11 AM , Anonymous Sampada said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

:-)

 
At 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi akshay! i really liked ur seminar n so did most of d other girls.
did miss the fireworks though

 
At 9:00 PM , Blogger Akky said...

@Nitin: yup thnks!

@barkha: yup its comming up...

@sampada: hi

@anonymous: oye thnks!!! wud hav been much more exciting if u wud hav left your name... ;-)

 
At 9:29 PM , Anonymous Barkha said...

Aha!

Was nice to see you too. Most of all, it was fun to see you trying to make the girls "Dont click on the marquee now, wait, you ll have to click outside the border to enable the marquee, so click outside first..."

LoL. (Was having a few free minutes so kept on peeking in at the Lab... ;-) You should already have a huuge fan club now... trust me ... ;) )

See ya around again.

 
At 7:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: wouldn't it?
suffice to say that i'm from sejal's batch
neway, gr8 seminar.......hope u giv another 1 soon!

 
At 11:05 AM , Anonymous Manasi said...

hmm........so now u do hav "annonymous" commentin on ur blog.........hmm.... :D

definately start of a fan club then..... :)

 
At 12:41 AM , Anonymous deepti said...

a first time wrkshop- good response yar 100 registrations..... seriously good wrk n good anonymous publicity too

 
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