TEDxUSMC is my third TEDx talk after TEDxIMUV (Vizag) and TEDxBITMWomen (Meerut). TEDxUSMC was held on Dec 02 at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. My first interaction from their team was with Mr. Lian Ming (Co-organiser) over the Skype. The discussion lasted for 1:30 hour he making several notes on the ideas that I presented. I should appreciate his patience to listen to each idea and appreciate them. After some days I was elated to see news of shortlist. Thanks to the Malaysian government for providing eVisa that made daunting tasks of documents and process. I choose Malaysian Airlines and nothing fell short of choosing it!
The TEDxUSMC team was courtesy to pick me at the airport and put me to the hotel. I was made feel at home. On Dec 1 team dinner was organised and I must thank them for taking care of vegetarians (like me ;)). I got to meet several other volunteers and team members who were pumped with energy for hosting first TEDx (live) at USMC.
It was wonderful event organised by them and indeed words fell short to thank them! I believe that they are going to grow stronger with more events to come.
TEDxIMUV was my first TEDx talk. Topic of my talk was My Mission Our Mission : Stories of Soil. The idea was to customise any awareness program keeping the sensitivities of people that could be associated with culture, beliefs, ideas, perception to make it workable mission. I choose ‘stories’ to tell the message to 50 women colleges and several schools. The message was that its important for a girl to be educated and why forms the rest of talk.
The organising team made us feel at home. Thanks to Mr. Ritwick, Organiser of TEDxIMUV and Mr. Udith, Coordinator for making a memorable visit to Vizag. Director and all the students were always at toe foot to help/ assist. It was wonderful to see The Hindu newspaper mentioning about the event. I also like to acknowledge QtPi Robotics team for their support.
As I child I did have a share of making earthen pots that I could own to my credit. Perhaps that was all about building or creating that brought bundles of joy! I couldn’t have imagined there could be a day where I could not only build a physical robot but also create a function (like app) to run the robot. Sounds cool? Yes, I witnessed today at New Home of Reaching Hand, Bengaluru.
Children of age 6-17 participated in building Remote Control car (RC car), the kit of QtPi helps in building several geometry. No wonder, they have an interesting tagline ‘One kit; unlimited possibilities’. With a motherboard that is not pre-programmed helps to collaborate with any app that is created by the user. Thats seem a cool feature for me!
Seeing children build robots, as for all it was first time experience seemed to me ‘One kit; unlimited happiness’.