There will be a quizzing session on Friday the 1st of August which will (hopefully) be of a big advantage to Exun quizzers and non quizzers alike. It’ll be conducted by Dhruv and me. Hope to see you there!
Date: Monday, 4th August [as G@teway’s on Friday] Venue: Just meet us at Web Resource Centre and we’ll see Timings: 1.30-3.30
Also, we’ll be conducting a quiz next week. We’ll confirm it on Monday itself.
Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon University professor who suffered from pancreatic cancer. He died yesterday (25th July).
He gave a famous lecture on what he would like to tell the generation of today if he was to give a last lecture (ironically- as he suffered from a terminal disease). This “Last Lecture” was a series of lectures by many notable people which also included Randy Pausch.
Pausch delivered his “Last Lecture,” titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” at CMU on September 18, 2007.This talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical “final talk,” i.e., “what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?”
Before speaking, Pausch received a long standing ovation from a large crowd of over 400 colleagues and students. When he motioned them to sit down, saying, “Make me earn it,” some in the audience shouted back, “You did!”
Here is the video of that speech.
“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”
(The video is 76min long)
I think everyone should see it. It is really inspiring.
Date : July 3, 2008 Time : 09:00 am to 11:30 am Venue : Computer Lab – 4
Theory What is DirectX? The DirectX SDK and 3D Engines. What is a Scene. Keyboard/Mouse Input – DirectInput. Objects/Mesh. Faces, Vectors and Points. Creating primitive Shapes. Texturing,Bump Mapping and Blending Modes. 3D Model Files – MDL, MD2, BSB, X , 3DS Loading Models from file. Landscape generation. Atmospheric effects/Particle systems. DirectDraw.
Application Creating a Menu. Creating a World. Application of Vector/Matrix Algebra and Trigonometry. Creating a SkyBox Loading the Actors. Collision Detection. Keyboard/Mouse Input. Finalizing a Game.
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