Monthly Archives: November 2011

Preparing development machines for the future release of ICS-Team Cyanogenmod

ICS(Ice Cream Sandwich) is the largest release in comparison to the other Android versions.
This means that the machines used will be overloaded.
ICS in AOSP will be about twice as large as it was for Gingerbread.

cyanogenmod officials are still willing to take hardware donations, though the requirements are pretty strict:

  • Minimum of 16GB of RAM.
  • Minimum of 8 physical cores (hyper-threading preferred).
  • Fast disks, SSDs are preferred, though SAS drives will do just fine.
  • Server must be located in a datacenter, not your home (some exceptions are made).
  • Minimum of 100Mbit Internet connection.
  • Full root access required.

    Source : http://www.cyanogenmod.com

Exun 2011!

Dear Exunclan,

It was great to be at Exun 2011, after missing 2010.

This year was even more special because I was coming (all the way) from Mumbai! It took me back to my first ever Exun, 2001!

The energy and the enthusiasm are so contagious, that it made me forego my hard-earned (:P) sleep!

Thanks for having me there! and hope to be back soon!

And before i forget, thanks to Raghav Khullar, Aditya Grover, Aditya Jain, Sampoorna Biswas and Ankur Banerjee for helping out with the quiz and crossword. It wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Cheers

G

Exun 2011 – Day 2

Click here for pictures from Day 1

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized its 16th annual computer symposium, Exun 2011, on 19th and 20th of November. The event surpassed all expectations, with a participation of more than 1000 students from 50 schools of Delhi and the NCR.

Day one started with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D. R Saini welcomed all the guests. There was a scintillating performance by the Exun band and the techie intro video was presented. The air was thick with anticipation and excitement as the symposium got off to a good start, and the participants dispersed for their respective events. The first day’s events consisted of the Group Discussion, Creative Event, Hardware and Benchmarking, as well as the preliminary rounds of the Senior and Junior Quizzes, Crossword and Gaming, whereas the second day comprised the final rounds of the Senior Quiz, Junior Quiz, Crossword, Hardware/Benchmarking and Gaming, as well as the Surprise Event, Programming and Swat The Bug. Each events’ updates and results were made available online on the exunclan.com immediately after completion of each of the events for the convenience of the participants.

While all the events conducted on the school premises saw a high level of talent and enthusiasm, the highlight of Exun 2011 was its 4 day long (13 Nov- 16 Nov, 2011) online event, SudoCrypt. This event was open to international participation. With registrations running into thousands, the event garnered more than two lakh hits on the site from over 30 countries including USA, UK, France and UAE. The first 25 rank holders of SudoCrypt received Expert Sudo International Rank Certificates and the Rank 1 received a HCL ME Pad as special prize.

The events at Exun provided a platform to each tech-enthusiast student to test his/her creative, logical and analytical skills. The host school was non-competitive and the Overall Trophy of Exun 2011 was won by DPS Dwarka. The symposium was a great experience for everyone present. It was coordinated by Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Head of Computer Department and his dedicated team of teachers. Exun 2011 more than lived up to expectations, and provided each and every person present there with some great memories.

Exun 2011 Events Pics

Exun 2011 Concluding Ceremony


Exun 2011 Official Video

Exun 2011 – Day 1

Exun 2011 Opening Ceremony

Exun 2011 Events

Prestigious Exun 2011 Trophies

BOT 2011

BOT 2011 was held on 15-16th November, 2011 at Mayoor School, Noida.  Individual results are as follows :

Junior Quiz – Winners

  • Bharat Kashyap
  • Shiven Mian

Senior Quiz – Runners Up

  • Bharat Kashyap
  • Shiven Mian

Still Photography – Winner

  • Ushmita Seth

Robotics (Manual) – Second Runners Up

  • Dhruv Bedi
  • Pranav Saxena
  • Mayank Sethi
  • Mayank Sharma

Congratulations to all winners!

MODEM 2011

MODEM 2011 was held on 12th November, 2011 at Modern School, Vasant Vihar. Individual results were as follows :

G-talk – Runner Up

  • Adideva Sekhri

De-bugger’s Law – Runner Up

  • Ishita Batra

Programmer’s Flux – Runners Up

  • Sanchit Abrol
  • Aman Agarwal

Devastation Generation – Second Runner Up

  • Mayank Sharma

ThinkQuest Competition 2011

The ThinkQuest Competition engages students to solve a problem using their technology, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Test your skills against those of your peers globally! Compete in one of the following events as an individual or a member of a team:

ThinkQuest Projects
Develop a website in ThinkQuest Projects.

Digital Media
Produce an online journal/blog, a stand-alone website, photo essay, animation, public service announcement, video or some combination of these items.

Application Development
Develop an interactive application or game.

Prizes:

  • 1st and 2nd place team members receive a laptop computer and a trip to ThinkQuest Live, a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
  • 3rd place team members receive a laptop computer.
  • The ten schools or organizations that register the most Competition participants will receive $5,000 USD for educational purposes.
  • All teams that submit entries will be eligible to receive certificates of participation.
  • Teams that finish in the top 10% will be eligible to receive certificates of distinction.
  • Students who are 18 and over and whose teams finish in the top 10% are eligible to apply for an internship.

Schedule

  • Competition Opens: September 14, 2011
  • Entry Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Winners Announcement: Scheduled for June 20, 2012

Write an email to ikkumpal@gmail.com for ThinkQuest LOGIN-PASSWORDs
(Write subject of the mail as “ThinkQuest”, and mention your admission no, class, section, name, email, phone in the content of the mail)

Details available at www.thinkquest.org