Skip to main content

Kolkata Bloggers Meet 2011

Yesterday marked the last day of Infocom 11 in Kolkata.It was quite a nice experience this time being there with Bibhas,Kuntal and the most fun part was the Kolkata Bloggers meet yesterday.


Anyway…the event was scheduled to start at 5:30 but finally it started at 6. It was a nice crowd…not too many people…but enough to fill the seats. We had to register ourselves for the event and they asked for our blog links too (that’s why I’m hoping this post of mine will find some audience at-least).

First the inauguration speech was by the greatbong (Arnab Roy) with his usual sense of humor and brilliant lecture. He mentioned how people like to think ยต-blogging (twitter) is killing the old style blogging and why he doesn’t think likewise. Overall it was an interesting speech.

Next one by one we heard talks about how media is following this social media burst,how they are trying to cope with the twitter and its direct news integration. We were exposed to persons having experience in  using these social services to make commercial moves,financial gains.

And of course after that a presentation by R.Bharadwaj about start blogging today (yeah we all knew that).

While the event kicked off fine but it got boring and later a bit confusing too as people started getting on dias and telling things like”SEO is an over-hyped concept” and that too the person whose startupcreated the product for data mining from social media.
Well at least I had Bibhas,Rahul with me and we enjoyed quite much (and Kuntal with his camera and twiting).

The bright side of the event was got to meet with a lot of like minded people and go tto know how people are coming up with new ideas so fast. It actually inspired me to get my old plan into action!!

God these events are wonderful. Do hope to attend some more. (and will thanks to Bibhas though)


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

ARCore and Arkit, What is under the hood: SLAM (Part 2)

In our last blog post ( part 1 ), we took a look at how algorithms detect keypoints in camera images. These form the basis of our world tracking and environment recognition. But for Mixed Reality, that alone is not enough. We have to be able to calculate the 3d position in the real world. It is often calculated by the spatial distance between itself and multiple keypoints. This is often called Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). And this is what is responsible for all the world tracking we see in ARCore/ARKit. What we will cover today: How ARCore and ARKit does it's SLAM/Visual Inertia Odometry Can we D.I.Y our own SLAM with reasonable accuracy to understand the process better Sensing the world: as a computer When we start any augmented reality application in mobile or elsewhere, the first thing it tries to do is to detect a plane. When you first start any MR app in ARKit, ARCore, the system doesn't know anything about the surroundings. It starts pro

ARCore and Arkit: What is under the hood : Anchors and World Mapping (Part 1)

Reading Time: 7 MIn Some of you know I have been recently experimenting a bit more with WebXR than a WebVR and when we talk about mobile Mixed Reality, ARkit and ARCore is something which plays a pivotal role to map and understand the environment inside our applications. I am planning to write a series of blog posts on how you can start developing WebXR applications now and play with them starting with the basics and then going on to using different features of it. But before that, I planned to pen down this series of how actually the "world mapping" works in arcore and arkit. So that we have a better understanding of the Mixed Reality capabilities of the devices we will be working with. Mapping: feature detection and anchors Creating apps that work seamlessly with arcore/kit requires a little bit of knowledge about the algorithms that work in the back and that involves knowing about Anchors. What are anchors: Anchors are your virtual markers in the real wo

Road to the Grant : Immersive Payment

  This is a news close to my heart. My project "Immersive Payment" has been awarded with Grant for the Web , and I will be focusing on using Web Monetization to enable Micro Payment and for Web Mixed Reality assets, as well as for 3d contents. It took me almost five months from learning about the initiative to actually getting thee Grant. It all started back when in Mozilla TechSpeaker call a fellow TechSpeaker and a friend Andrzej Mazur explained bout the program. He himself is also an early awardee . After the talk, I got really excited and interested in the potential and concept of Web Monetization, however, it wasn't until June that I really decided to apply. The application process was a bit of roller coaster ride for me. I had an idea of what I wanted to do and also explored what is possible right now. But a bit of termoil in my personal life kept me from going beyond toy implementations. Fast forward to June end and I finally had the project chalked out with init