Sunday, May 31, 2009

"Big Bang Theory" and the technology

"Big Bang Theory" and the technology
The popular sitcom "Big Bang Theory" has become a means to promote the new technologies by making their characters talk about them. Some of the stuff that has been talked openly on the show is :
  1. Google Earth
  2. Google Street View
  3. Gmail
  4. Java applets
  5. Twitter
  6. Facebook
  7. Second Life
  8. MySpace
  9. Tivo
  10. iPod
  11. blog
  12. yelp
  13. iPhone
  14. twitter
  15. Mobile apps
  16. Android
  17. Kinect
  18. Siri
There has been an instance of the latest movie flick "Slumdog Millionaire" being discussed.
Feel free to add to the list if you find any thing that I am missing out

Friday, January 9, 2009

My experience of Sillicon valley culture in Bangalore

Since my childhood days I am hearing about the stories of how two guys in sillicon valley met over the lunch and they started a company. In the evening guys meet in the restaurant to discuss projects and sign million dollar deals and so on. I always wanted to be a part of the story (may be just a guy sitting on the next table!!!).
So here I am standing in the billing line of a grocery store in Bangalore (my wife kicked me out of the bed to get some vegetables). I am still cursing my wife for spoiling my weekend morning and then I hear some conversation between two guys which goes like this
Guy1: Good morning Vivek how are u? Seeing u after a long time.
Guy2: hey man...Ya I was travelling. Just returned from US
Guy1: Man do you know some symbian sofware developers for mobile phones...I have 2 openings in my company
---(Suddenly my ears turned to that guy)
Guy2: I might be knowing 1 person but not sure whether he is looking for a change
Guy1: Find out some good developers I can be very generous about the compensation....

And that conversation finally ended with the exchange of their new phone numbers and home addresses. Both of them were some HR managers in two very reputated companies (cant disclose the name...)
But  I got a  flavor of what it is to be in a Hi Tech city like Bangalore...there are opportunities waiting for u even in the grocery shop so always keep your eyes and ears open.