Computer Science Association, BITS Pilani

November 13, 2009

IF I by Demetri Martin

Remember the Amphitheater meet? To really understand CSA one has to look beyond the managerial aspects of it and delve into its technical as well as social depths.

Friday the 13th, a get-together of the association with Demetri Martin‘s award-winning ‘If I’ video to be aired as a starter followed by the semester review meeting. There was a decent audience that gathered despite the chilly night and the sudden illness that many of them (inside and outside the association) took to.

The introduction ‘nubes‘ receive for Demetri is thus:

  • he composes everything on his own for his show: the music, the art and the witty lines of course;
  • his jokes are not just funny but they are thought-provoking;

The show takes us through different phases of Demetri’s life by exploring the dictionary meanings of the word ‘IF‘ and using it to explain some why he did the things he did. Here are the hidden thoughts that should get you searching You Tube for the videos (the links can be found below).

  1. Trying/Doing things that you really like: Does solving the cube interest you more than studying for a mid-term test, go ahead!
  2. Achieving technical competency in areas where you think you are good: Good at social media? When a social media activist asks you to talk about it for five minutes on the topic are you up to it?
  3. Keeping your mind strong through self-imposed hurdles: Does waving at the girl-next-door scare you? Do at least one thing everyday that makes you feel scared/insecure.

Trust me, you’ll find your niche in the one hour you spend on it. The entire video is in 6 parts of nine minutes each:

55minutes of watching and 5 minutes of reflection (maybe a blog post?) should make your day! Hope you have all the fun in the world, provided IF you have access to youtube… ūüėõ

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October 8, 2009

CSA Meeting

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Venue: SAC Amphitheater, Time: 9 PM

Like most of the CSA meets, this one too was initiated with a round of questioning each new recruit asking them their interests and plans for future. Many of them had common interests: while some in programming, some animation and some even in gaming!

The advice given

  1. Trouble seniors: Ask people to teach you whatever you want to leatn without bothering what their reaction would be.
  2. Meet people:¬†Don’t confine yourself to your rooms, move out and get to know how people work, how they think.¬†
  3. Explore: As first and second years are not very much equipped with a lot of technical knowledge it is very important for them to keep searching newer avenues and that alone will aid them in understanding the subject
  4. Attend: Watch out for every single notice that comes and attend the lectures, events, workshops which are going on in the campus. Learn something new from them. 
  5. Manage: Whenever CSA organizes a event it is very important to know the minutest details of how it is organized. Hence your presence is mandatory in two ways: learning what is being taught and understanding the back-end preparation. 

We do hope to have such meetings from time-to-time and develop good team spirit. After all, Team work means More WE and Less ME.