Jaipur Hackathon – A New Tech Revolution Begins [Part 2]!

jh-1I’ve always been a strong believer of Well begun is half done. In that sense, we were very encouraged with the fantastic response to our preliminary orientation session. However, greater challenges lied ahead as our next two events would set the tone for the eventual outcome of our Jaipur Hackathon dream. Continue reading


Jaipur Hackathon – A New Tech Revolution Begins [Part 1]!

IMG_1431Jaipur (aka ‘Pink City’) is most popular for its rich heritage and it’s no surprise that it’s among the most popular tourist destinations in India. The city has a unique aura when it comes to a diverse culture with some amazing international events such as the Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival and lots more.

However, the fact that Jaipur has a thriving IT industry, a growing startup incubation culture and an amazing talent pool of engineering graduates and post graduates is not very well known. Therefore, when I tried to float the idea of doing a geek hackathon in Jaipur in 2008, there were no takers.

However, times have changed, the ‘Jaipur Hackathon‘ has arrived and a new tech revolution is set to begin.

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A Look Back At My Unexpected Salesforce Developer Journey

keep-calm-and-carry-on-17042Some things in life are destined to happen. In 2008, when I signed up for a Salesforce developer org out of curiosity – I had no clue of what’s coming next. To say that what’s transpired in the last 7 years has been a very satisfying and rewarding journey. From learning to write my first customary ‘Hello World’ program in Apex to developing some of the most complex enterprise mobile apps on the Salesforce1 platform over the years, it feels like I’ve a come a long way.

It’s definitely time to look back at this unexpected yet wonderful journey. And the best part – I think my best is yet to come! Time to roll back the clock and re-live it once again! Continue reading

Dreamforce Hackathon 2013 – Memories From Last Year

Dreamforce-Hackathon-2013-10-25-11-11-27It was the perfect opportunity. In the lead up to Dreamforce 2013, Salesforce had announced the largest ever Hackathon prize in the history of computing industry. I had a brilliant idea in mind. And perhaps enough time to turn that idea into a reality. There was lots of support from all corners – friends, family and colleagues.

 [Warning – Long post with lots of personal emotions, passion, rants and lots more – written on a 15-hour flight with no Wi-Fi 😦 as I prepare to arrive for the Salesforce Hacakthon this year]

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