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A Common Agenda For CE City Meets

Discussion in 'TechFests | Conferences | Expos | Meets' started by Kaustubh Katdare, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    With our growing strength, it makes perfect sense to start conducting CE City Meets again. The main problem we've faced so far is that there was no fixed agenda for our meets. While attending TED talks recently, I thought of making CE Meets productive so that there's an incentive for CEans to attend or organize one in their cities.

    Random thoughts in my mind are as follows -
    • Career guidance for engineering graduates; which I believe is highly needed.
    • Short-Talks; say 5 minutes talks by CEans to talk about the projects they're working on, some crazy ideas they have, interesting experience sharing etc.
    • Group activity: It could be a social activity through our associates. I met co-founder of M.A.D and she's interested in this idea.
    I certainly don't want to make this a 'student only' event. Unless we've a mix bag of participants from various domains, it won't be fun.
    I'm more inclined towards not making this a 'free' event. Nominal charges for all participants will help us make the event more interesting.
    I want your feedback & random thoughts on finalizing this by December 31, 2011. We're going to organize CE Meets on a smaller scale initially and expand once we get some traction.
     
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  3. Ankita Katdare

    Ankita Katdare Moderator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    In addition to all that is mentioned above, if we have a group of more than 10 people in each city, we can rent a projector and watch 1 or 2 awesome technology videos/movies/documentaries.
    This can be followed by a discussion on this technology and possible improvements.
     
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  4. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    That's a good idea too. Maybe we could have a debate, idea exchange session of 10 minutes following every documentary. I'm more inclined towards informal talks by our own CEans.
     
  5. Dancer_Engineer

    Dancer_Engineer Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    CEans could hold a workshop (technical / non-technical) too.
     
  6. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    Hmm, what type of workshop? I never attended any workshop during my engineering days.

    CE-Meets should ideally be an enriching experience.
     
  7. Dancer_Engineer

    Dancer_Engineer Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science

    I had attending a few workshops during my engineering days, like:-
    - ‘Hacker’s Tantra’ Live Workshop conducted by ‘Surun Infocore Systems’ in joint venture with MITCOE
    - ‘Project Armstrong’ conducted by Sinhgad Robo-club

    We could also have seminars (on latest Technology) by CEans, like this is one that I had attended:-
    - ‘Google Android’ Seminar conducted by PICT

    Non-Technical workshops (hobbies) could be on an occasional basis, like for eg. an art workshop or a dance workshop on International Dance Day :thumbsup:

    Social Activity:-
    And this is one idea that I failed to execute (thanks to the co-opertaion of my friends :( )
    I had always wanted to do some social service, but I thought how can I help someone without money. Then this idea struck me.
    In a group of (say 10) people, everyone is talented in some way or the other. So instead of spending money on any kind of social service, we could help by teaching our talent to the needy.
    For example, I could teach dance or yoga to orphans, my friends could teach them art and craft, one of my friends could teach them some karate or the like.

    PS: Can you define 'Social Activity', in case if I have misinterpreted.
     
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  8. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    Not sure workshops can work in our case. Let's do something that is the need of the hour: promoting innovation among engineers :)
    For social work; MAD group can definitely help us. They've presence in almost all the major cities across India.
     
  9. Harshad Italiya

    Harshad Italiya Moderator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electronics & Communications
    One more thing is we can use this CE-MEET as a Show Case for those who are working on project and they can show their project on CE-Meet and from that they might get some appreciation,feedback,suggestion or more than that. :)
     
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  10. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    Yes, that's the idea.

    If we've a gathering of more than 20-30 CEans from any city; we can have small entertainment performances by CEans as well. The idea is -

    CE Meet = Knowledge + Ideas + Fun
     
  11. Dancer_Engineer

    Dancer_Engineer Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    Okay, I got your point. :)
     
  12. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    What about others? Looks like there are only few of us commenting in this thread :)
     
  13. manishks

    manishks Addict

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    if ceans meet takes place, every cean would get to learn from each other, new ideas will be explored in the process...it will be productive indeed....from my side its thumbs up:)
     
  14. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    We're looking to finalize ideas. Help us select give shape to the CE Meets. We need to publish a final agenda as soon as possible and then start conducting CE Meets all over India.
     
  15. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    Okay, is there anyone really interested in CE Meets :coffee: ?
     
  16. Dancer_Engineer

    Dancer_Engineer Apprentice

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    Computer Science
    Hehehe..:D
    When do you plan to start holding CE Meets?
     
  17. Kaustubh Katdare

    Kaustubh Katdare Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    We've already had CE Meets in 2008, 09 & 10. 2011 was cold!

    2012 should see at least 12 meets in all the cities where CEans can gather.
     
  18. Dancer_Engineer

    Dancer_Engineer Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    Okay, I wasn't aware of that.
    Sad for 2011.
    I hope there are some *AWESOME* replies in this thread. :)

    PS: I observed *AWESOME / AWESOMENESS* is a keyword here on CE. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Harshad Italiya

    Harshad Italiya Moderator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electronics & Communications
    You can join CE-Meet in 2012. Don't miss it. :)
     
  20. Dancer_Engineer

    Dancer_Engineer Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    Surely! I will. :)
    Finally I found a good place (site) where I can interact with like-minded people, unlike FB and Orkut :eek:
     
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  21. manishks

    manishks Addict

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    i will also join....:)
     

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