6:30 am : Arrived in Bangalore. This place is colder than I expected. Travelling with Kunal, another MSP.
6:31 am: The bus actually dropped us off at the wrong station. Great. There’s an auto….
6:45 am: Correction. This place is way colder than I expected.
7:10 am: The auto dropped us at the wrong address, about 2 blocks away from the house. This day has started superbly.
7:30 am: Reached Vipul sir’s house. Going to rest. TechVista starts at 2:30 pm
2:00 pm: Hotel Leela Palace is awesome. Waiting in registration line.
2:30 pm: Inside the convention. I’m not much interested in the first talk, Checking out demos and PhD abstracts.
4:00 pm: Loved Holmes. Trident, Write in the air and Surface are pretty cool too.
4:05 pm: Too many technologies to talk about! Pictures on my facebook page.
5:00 pm: TechVista over. The event was cool. Hope the next day is as good as this. Off to rest now.
7:00 pm: Apparently, we are going to Akhil Bharatiya Sangeet Sammelan. Who knows, maybe it will turn out well ?
7:30 pm: Wow. KK is performing in a concert in Bangalore and we have passes! This is going to be awesome. Going inside….
10:30 pm: Concert is over. Loved every minute. KK is beyond cool.
10:54 pm: Pizza at Domino’s. I didn’t know my mess in Manipal had branches in other cities 😛 ‘Night
8:00 am: Going to OpenDays. And yes, this place is still colder than what I expected.
9:15 am: Registered for the event, and the first talk is about IE8 by Mr. Jacob, a member of the IE8 team.
10:15 am: This one is about Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool. I think this one has serious potential. Wish it had an API.
12:00 am: Mr. S. Shastri (member of Win7 India dev team) is introducing Win7. Knew about most of the stuff, but I like his passion about the topic.
2:15 pm: Talked to Mr. Shastri over lunch. Insights gained on how MS works. Best thing : He speaks Hindi when he wants to.
4:00 pm : Info overload about details of MSP program ! Going to the group photo session, and collecting welcome kit after that.
6:00 pm : I didn’t realize this was over. Well, off to the bus station.
7:30 pm : Dinner at Mc Donald’s (not that good tbh). Apparently, Amitabh Bachchan is inside the mall for promoting his new film, Avatar. (Kidding)
8:35 pm: Rushing to the bus stand.
9:00 pm : Inside the pick-up bus. It will drop me next to the real bus. Strange system if you ask me.
9:30 pm: I hate Bangalore’s traffic. Someone build a metro here already!
10:20 pm : Inside the bus. Destination : Manipal. It was a nice 2 days.
For photos of the 2 days, follow this link : TechVista and OpenDays Facebook Album