Monthly Archives: September 2008

Android Developer Challenge


First I want to say a quick thanks to Mr. Mukesh Kumar to get me introduced back to the club that we founded over 16 years ago!!

I was visiting India for personal reasons and a quick visit back to DPS brought back extreme nostalgia for the years gone by… Many things may have changed around here but a lot of the core things that made DPS great are still intact, and that’s a welcome relief!

I also wanted to take the opportunity to introduce EXUN members to Google’s Android Developer Challenge. This contest that will award $10 million to create applications for Google’s Android phone platform and will play out in two parts. The first phase has been completed and you can see the results at the ADC gallery.

The second contest will start after the launch of actual phones built on the Google Android platform (T-Mobile in the US has announced that the HTC Dream will be released there on Oct 22, 2008).

If there are any students out there that are interested in forming teams and taking part in the second portion of the contest, give me a shout and I will be more than happy to help guide/support/bounce ideas off. I would love to see at least one application submitted by EXUN… and even more if we have enough interest!

Until next time… Good luck to EXUN, Mr. Mukesh, and DPS!

Google’s third co-founder?

Meet the man who calls himself the third co-founder of Google

Melbourne, Sept 26 (ANI): A man, who calls himself Hubert Chang, has released a web video published on Vimeo, in which he has claimed that he is one of the co-founders of Google.

However, his authenticity is being questioned as to why he waited 11 years to make his declaration.

In the video, Chang has claimed that he helped Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page design the search giant in February 1997…

Read the entire story here


-We not I

Results for EDGE 2008

The results for EDGE 2008, Held at Kulachi Hansraj Model School on 19th of September, are as follows:

Quiz (First)
  • Sampoorna Biswas (XI-G)
  • Anuj Bhardwaj (XI-F)

Tech Talk (Second)

  • Dhananjay Goel (X-D)
I regret the delay in posting the results.
Aditya Jain

New iPods out

Here are some quick updates on the new iPods

iPod Nano now in 9 colors. They have gone back to the concept of the iPod Mini design with a longer typa screen. Comes with an accelerometer. Now in 4GB and 8GB. Starts from $149
iPod Classic now availible only in 120GB at $249.
iPod Shuffle now in 4 new colors.
iPod touch now in 8GB and 16GB. Starts from $229.
A new feature in iTunes 8 called the Genius feature  
Play a song, click the Genius button, and iTunes creates a playlist of other songs from your library that go great together”

Dynamix – Results

After the two day Event Dynamix 2008 at Ramjas RKP, the results are as follows:

Web D(estruction)  –  First Position
  • Sahil Bajaj
  • Tushaar Talwar

Programming – Second Position
  • Rahul Bhatnagar
  • Deepak Chandra

Gaming – Third Position
  • Aviral Goel
  • Arpit Mathur
  • Arjun

Group Discussion – Third Position
  • Samarth Mathur

ETRIX 2008 – Overall Runners Up

The Exunclan was the Overall Runners Up in ETRIX 2008 held at the Loyola School, Jamshedpur on 7th and 8th September , 2008. The results are as follows:-

1. Junior Programming – First

  • Rishabh Marya
  • Shubham Goel

2. Web Designing – Third

  • Tanay Padhi
  • Dhananjay Goel

3. Techathalon – First

  • Group Event (Includes the whole team)

The Overall Winners were Loyola – the host school.

-Congratulations Everyone!!

Programming Workshop For Classes VIII to XII

A programming Workshop is being organized for the students of classes VIII to XI.

The workshop will concentrate on the building of logic and tactics to use when solving typical programming questions in competitions. The focus will be based on building, from the ground up, enough knowledge and opening of minds so as to help in improving both the quality of code produced as well as the algorithm used to solve problems. 
The basic logic program will focus on:
1.  Puzzles and Preliminary – type questions
2. Advanced Logic Standard structures (Magic squares, Eight queen problem, etc.)
3. Encryption / Decryption
We will have syntax explanation which will be language specific. The participants will be taught the basics of the language of their’ choice, i.e. among VB and C++. This will be done in two groups as required. In this session we will be explaining: 
1. Logical and Conditional Operators
2. Looping
3. Array Manipulation – 1D and 2D
4. String Manipulation
5. Basic Text – Mode graphics and how to achieve graphical effects (If time permits)
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, 10/09/08 in the stayback time, i.e. 1:30 to 3:30. Games Route buses will ply. The workshop may be attended by all interested, it is NOT necessary to be in Exun for the same.
Hoping to see all aspiring programmers – this will definitely prove to be a course that will open your minds and equip you with the skills to build yourself further.
Rahul Bhatnagar

List of participants for Dynamix 2008

The Ramjas School,R.K.Puram is organising an inter-school computers symposium.The symposium is going to be held on the 8th and 9th September, 2008. The following is the list of participants:
Anuj Bharadwaj
Vishesh Kumar
Rahul Bhatnagar
Ananth Govind Rajan
Anuj Bhardwaj
Aditya Grover
Pranav Obhrai
Adideva Sekhri
Arpit Mathur
Aviral Goyal
Arjun Kumar
Sahil Bajaj
Tushaar Talwar
Samarth Mathur
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