Whats Left for A Developer? The Reason Why I Resigned.

Have you ever seen a movie with only having producers name on the credits list? Thats because movies are not yet made by outsourcing.

I have been working in an IT firm for last few months. Infact that was my first job in my career. I was working as a developer there.  Its been nice to have a designation like that. I used to write scraps of code. I used to develop useless stuffs. But I enjoy doing that, I have a self satisfaction that those are developed by me.

But when it came to professionalism things seems to be different. My company was an outsourcing company which will provide resources(I am not talking about some hardware or software, the term resources means us, The Software Engineers) to various other companies. They wants us to write chunks of codes for them. Some times for them, sometimes for their clients, doesn’t matter to us.

Yes those guys(we call them the clients, from the company’s point of view The GOD) pay for our work. That is why they own the product we are developing. But I am wondering why we have no right to sign the product as we are the Author of that work.

An artist who draws will sign his work no matter for whom he draws. The product belongs to who pays but that doesn’t mean he created it. The creator should have the right leave the sign on his creation. I see this right everywhere else other than in IT outsourcing.

I don’t want to work for such clients who wants the credit of developing the code too for his some $$. The owner will have the right to market the product and sell it. But he doesn’t have the  right to strike of the sign of the developer from the product. Only Indian outsourcing companies agrees to such nasty demands as they care for  the GODs rather than its own employees.

ഞാനും ഇ നഗരവും

ഇന്ന് കൃത്യം രണ്ടു മാസം തികയുന്നു, ഞാന്‍ ഇ നഗരത്തില്‍ വന്നിട്ട്. ക്യാമ്പസ്‌ ലൈഫ് കഴിഞ്ഞു. അതിന്റെ ഓര്‍മകളില്‍  നിന്നും ഇപ്പോളും മുഴുവനായി ഒരു തിരിച്ചു വരവ് ആയിട്ടില്ല. പക്ഷെ അതെല്ലാം ഇപ്പോള്‍ വെറും ഓര്‍മ്മകള്‍ മാത്രമാണെന്ന് തിരിച്ചറിയുന്നു.

ജീവിതത്തില്‍ ആദ്യമായി കിട്ടിയ ജോബ്‌, ഇങ്ങോട്ട് വരുമ്പോള്‍ അതിന്റെ ത്രില്‍ ആയിരുന്നു മനസ് മുഴുവന്‍. എവിടെ പോയാലും ചില ഓര്‍മ്മകള്‍ നമ്മെ വേട്ടയാടും. പ്രത്യേകിച്ച് വലിയ ഒരു നഗരത്തില്‍ ഒറ്റക്  ജീവിക്കുമ്പോള്‍.

എന്നും ഒരേ routine . ചെറിയ ഒരു ബോര്‍ അടി തുടങ്ങിയോ എന്നൊരു സംശയം. ലൈഫില്‍ എന്തൊകെയോ മിസ്സ്‌ ചെയുന്നു എന്നൊരു തോന്നല്‍. ഇങ്ങനൊന്നും ആയിരുന്നില്ല ഞാന്‍ ആഗ്രഹിച്ചത്. എന്തിനു വേണ്ടിയാണെന്ന് പോലും അറിയാതെ ടെന്‍ഷന്‍ അടിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു.

Samsung Takeback And Recycle (STAR)

Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. today announced the launch of Samsung Takeback And Recycle (STAR) Program in India. The program is aimed at generating awareness and educating consumers on the importance of recycling e waste and is being rolled out nationally in phases. Through the program, Samsung is leading the efforts to create a recycling based society and at the same time it is making contributions to preserving the environment and using resources efficiently. With this initiative Samsung aims to encourage sustainable practices and induce a behavioral change among the Indian consumer.

As a part of this program, Samsung will encourage consumers to recycle Samsung branded consumer electronics sold in India ranging from Televisions, DVD and VHS players, Audio Equipment and Home Theater Systems, Mobile Phones, Cameras, Camcorders, Computer Monitors, Printers, IT Peripherals and Home Appliances absolutely free of cost. Consumers can dispose portable products at 235 locations in 20 cities across the Samsung service center network. For bigger products, consumers can avail the product collection facility on a nominal payment basis (if the location is outside the municipal limits) or drop the product at any of the Company’s 291 collection centers in 21 cities. This initiative will gradually be extended nationally.

Uniqueness of STAR Program:

Samsung has entered into contracts directly with CPCB authorized e-waste recyclers for product
take back and recycling .
Second, Samsung’s recycling partners have committed to not incinerating, land filling, or exporting
toxic waste to developing countries.

For more information on the initiative visit: http://www.samsung.com/in/samsungrecycle/index.html

Lavasa Corporation and Wipro Preparing For India’s First e-City

The dream of India’s first e-city is now inching closer to reality. Touted as India’s first e-city, MyCity Technology – a joint venture set-up by Lavasa Corporation and Wipro – signed a definitive agreement for Cisco to participate in its development.

Consider : You get up in the morning by a surveillance alarm. You switch it off and the house lights up! You switch on your TV, not only for the morning news but also for checking your mail. You live just minutes away from your work place and reach comfortably with the automatized transport. Next you advertise for the sale of your laptop on an online portal accessed by everyone in the city. If you need to travel urgently, you can track where your wife has parked your car.

The city will boast of :

  • RFID infrastructure to automatically track assets across the city.
  • Connecting all buildings across the city using a secure IP.
  • Network to help centralize management operations.
  • Logistic supply centers boasting of airport, rail, dry dock and operation center.
  • Hi tech park for knowledge based, science and research development focused on e-governance and distance learning.
  • Intelligent transportation and Just In Time delivery.
  • An world class experience with SpaceWorld — a 65-acre edutainment park powered by technology from the USSRC — offering a space-like experience to visitors.

Read More about e-City Program

Its All Over

And at last my life as an engineering  student is over. Even though I haven’t enjoyed much from the last 4 years, it wasn’t such a bad period. It gave me a bunch of good friends and lots of fun filled days along them. I have experience the worst situations I ever met in my life, also learned to face those situations without stepping back. Thanks to those problems.

I had gone through a well organized Syllabus prepared by the MG university for Computer Science Engineering for the last 4 years, but in the aspect to computer field I haven’t gained anything from those syllabus. Don’t know whom to blame? Myself or the Syllabus or those who guided us to go through those syllabus. I can’t avoid specifying the drawbacks of the current syllabus of MG university. First year we don’t even have a single computer related subject. And the very interesting thing is we learn to unscrew a CPU and get familiar with the components of a CPU in the final year only. If we ignore a very few lines from the syllabus, we can become a Computer Science Engineering Degree from MG university even without seeing a computer. Its really sad, and I too had to be a part of that.

Why should I waste my time thinking of the past. It’s all over. Now the focus is on the FUTURE. Lots of dreams and hopes, lots of questions, lots of decision to be taken, but there is only one me to do all these. Yeah I have to do this. Nothing is impossible but I have to make is possible. Lets do it.

Air India Express Crash Took 160 Souls And Their Dreams

22nd May 2010, another day in the history which grabbed 160 lives and their thousands of dreams. Today morning when I switched on my TV I never thought death of 160 will be welcoming me. Sad, really sad, what else I could say?

While I was surfing through various news site one of my friend’s tweet popped  “Looking at @netizentwo‘s tweets… Did not know her, but feels strange to know that there won’t be another update from her.” I was wondering why my friend tweeted like this. I too checked out her twitter page. and I realized from her last tweet that she was also in that plane, in her last journey. Her last tweet was “At the airport and blah =_= Only thing to look forward to is the rain.” Her name was Harshini Poonja. Did she ever thought even in her fantasies that this will be her flight to heaven? My friends tweet swung in my mind “there won’t be another update from her.” A teenager just like me, with the dreams of her future now rest in the hands of the Almighty.

I don’t know why I wrote this post, but something in me made me. That may be one among the many undefined facts.

എഞ്ചിനീയറിംഗ് കോളേജ് ലൈഫ്

അങ്ങനെ എഞ്ചിനീയറിംഗ് കോളേജ് ലൈഫ് ഏതാണ്ട് അവസാനിക്കാറായി. എല്ലാരും ചോദിക്കുന്നു ക്ലാസ്സ്‌ തീരുന്നതില്‍ വിഷമമില്ലേ എന്ന്. ഞാന്‍ എന്‍റെ കോളേജ് ഒട്ടും ഇഷ്ടപെടുന്നില്ലെങ്കിലും ചില ഫ്രെണ്ട്സിനെ വല്ലാണ്ട് ഇഷ്ടപെട്ടുപോയി. നാലു വര്‍ഷത്തെ ബി.ടെക് പഠനം കൊണ്ട് ആകെ ഉണ്ടായ ഗുണം ഫ്രണ്ട്സ് മാത്രമാണ്. ഫ്രണ്ട്സ് ഇല്ലാതെ ഒരു ജീവിതത്തെ പറ്റി ചിനധിക്കാന്‍ പോലും പറ്റുന്നില്ല.

കോഴ്സ് തീര്‍ന്നു കഴിഞ്ഞു എന്ത് ചെയ്യും എന്നതാണ് അടുത്ത ഏറ്റവും വലിയ പ്രതിസന്തി. എഞ്ചിനീയറിംഗ് നാലു വര്‍ഷം പഠിച്ച ആരോട് ചോദിച്ചാലും അവര്‍ പറയും വേണ്ടാരുന്നു എന്ന്. സത്യത്തില്‍ ഒരു ഡിഗ്രി സര്‍ട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് കിട്ടും എന്നല്ലാതെ ഇതുകൊണ്ട് ഒരു ഗുണവുമില്ല. ഇത് എന്‍റെ തിരിച്ചറിവാണ് എതിര്‍പ്പുള്ളവര്‍ക്ക് കമന്റ്റ് ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്. എന്‍റെ സീനിയെര്സ ഒക്കെ ഇപ്പോഴും ജോലിക്ക് വേണ്ടി ഉള്ള ഓട്ടത്തിലാണ്. ബന്ധുക്കള്‍ സത്രുക്കള്‍ എന്നൊക്കെ പറയാവുന്ന ഒരു അവസ്ഥയാണ്‌ ഇപ്പോള്‍. എല്ലാവര്ക്കും ആദ്യം ചോധിക്കാനുള്ളത് placement ഒക്കെ ആയോ എന്നാണ്. ഹോ ആ ചോദ്യത്തിനു മുന്നില്‍ പല തവണ ഞാന്‍ പതറി നിന്നിട്ടുണ്ട്.

My First Blog Post in the Year 2010

Hi Frnds, I am sorry that I am not able to write for a long time since my project was going on. The only thing I enjoyed in my engineering life are the projects and seminars. I joined an engineering college with the dreams similar to the character of Aamir Khan in the movie 3 Idiots, but i was disappointed. I loved programming, I wanted to be a good programmer. But … thats a long story. ll tell you later. Today i saw the movie GANDHI, that was amazing. Got some new messages in my life.

ഒടുവില്‍ വിജയിച്ചു

ഇന്നത്തെ ദിവസം വലിയ കുഴപ്പങ്ങള്‍ ഒന്നും കൂടാതെ കടന്നു പോയി. എഞ്ചിനീയറിംഗ് lifeil വളരെ കുറച്ചു ദിവസങ്ങളെ പ്രശ്നങ്ങള്‍ കൂടാതെ തള്ളി നീക്കിയിട്ടുള്ളു‌. പതിവ് പോലെ ഇന്നും ഗെയിം കളിക്കാന്‍ പോയി. കോളേജിലെ പ്രൊജക്റ്റ്‌ ലാബില്‍ ഞങ്ങള്‍ സ്ഥിരമായി counter strike  കളിക്കുന്ന കാര്യം ഞാന്‍ നേരത്തെ പറഞ്ഞിട്ടില്ലേ. പതിവില്ലാതെ ഇന്ന് ജയിച്ചു. അതുലും വിപിനും ഒരു നാണവുമില്ലാതെ ഇപ്പൊ എന്‍റെ  dairy  കുറുപ്പ് വയിചോണ്ടിരിക്കുവാണ്. അത് കൊണ്ട് ഇപ്പൊ ഞാന്‍ ഒരുപാടു ഒന്ന് എഴുതുന്നില്ല.