Imagine cup and Top Information technology (IT) skills for the year 2013


Microsoft offers monetary support for those students who are innovative and come up with great ideas that helps society. Check for details here http://www.imaginecup.com/

some ideas that got prizes are as follows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zbW9ys-MUbk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-VW-ROCvbSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WHXFXL7TN3s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OOQBrNgpEfE

The government of India today said there will be a demand of 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 for protection of IT infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market.

“Taking into account the requirement emerging for protection of information technology infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market, a demand for 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals has been estimated by the year 2015,” Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

More about the news click here  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/jobs/around-4-7-lakh-cyber-security-professionals-needed-by-2015-milind-deora/articleshow/17430201.cms

Computer world’s annual forecast says that the following skills will in demand for this year and coming year.

Telecommunications:Skills in automatic call distribution systems such as  Cisco   UCC = Unifed Contact Centre  (generic) UCCE = Unified Contact Centre Enterprise  UCCX = Unified Contact Centre Express More can he known here  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1846/index.html and http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/index.html

Web2 skills: Open source software will rule and HTML5 Will be most sought after. Most of the web content is build for computers but not for mobile phones with varying degree of display ratios so there will be a need for Responsive web designs and all the present web2 content need to be made responsive to all kinds of devices moving forward . More about this here http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2012/04/responsive-design-harnessing-power-of.html

Other software’s such as NoSQL  , R programming, Python, .Net, AJAX and PHP as key back-end skills, with HTML5, XML, CSS, Flash and Javascript for front end design will be in damand.

Data Center-Virtualization skills will be in demand due to cloud computing becoming more and more prominent that leads to  Networking experience in services like VMware and Citrix valuable.

Help desk and technical support in local languages becomes more and more prominent with use of internet via Mobile. Mobile related business, apps, services , games, product information all become much more prominent in coming years;  increasing demand for IT professionals who can master mobile Operating systems, apps related to mobile phones.

Presently many companies are looking  for people who can make their existing data, software available for access thru mobile.

Business intelligence will be in demand  and that will open opportunity for data scientists ( this will be the new job in the market). Analytic software’s  such as R programming, S programming, CRM will be sought after so those who are good in statistics, analytic’s can find plenty of jobs going  into 2013.

Want to develop cool websites with drag and drop facility? Read this


The most colorful websites you come across are now built using HTML5. A team  from Google chrome have developed the following two cool websites using HTML5 alone. You will enjoy playing with this. Try them out. here are the links

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

http://www.allisnotlo.st/index_en.html

Wix.com a website allows anyone to build a cool website without knowing a single line of HTML5 Code. HTML5 new version allows to integrate multimedia — videos, pictures, graphics and words pretty easily.Wix.com says anyone can build a world class website with it’s built in templates.  Wix.com allows you to drag and drop the required templates and you can type in your content in between. Wix.com already have millions of free and premium users developing cool websites.  HTML5 works on all web browsers and also on mobiles. HTML5 is rapidly gaining popularity since it’s features and usability on multiple platforms makes it the most promising software to use.   Here is the link http://www.wix.com/blog/2012/03/beautiful-web-content-created-with-html5/

Happy website development.. come back to this blog for more interesting articles

Water Bottle Bulb, GE Electric Networked Vehicle and Adobe EDGE with HTML5


A group of MIT students came up with a bright idea to power a poor man’s house with 60 watts of electricity for 5 years by just using a plastic bottle filled with water and few amounts of bleach to keep the water clean. Here is what they did.

Millions of homes are left in dark without power and light during day time also. What the MIT students did was to make a hole on the roof and push a plastic bottle filled with water plus beaching powder to keep the water clean. The water defracts the light, letting it spread throughout the house instead of focusing on one point.  The solar bottle bulb is illuminating 10,000 poor settlements across the Philippines with help from a company (http://isanglitrongliwanag.org/)

You can watch the video of the solar water bottle here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fpolCvM-8

I wish our students learn from these ideas and implement them in rural villages in India also.  Here are some more ideas that we should seriously consider for adoption for our rural villages.

http://apptechdesign.org/category/blog/

In a recent development GE has unveiled a new type of electric vehicles called GM’s Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V). EN-V is a two seater vehicle that does not use fuel and will not emit any poisonous gases. It’s lithium ion powered batteries can be charged by plugging into any standard wall power outlets. The vehicle talk to each other thru GPS, vehicle to vehicle communications and distance tracking.

More can be read at

http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/news/news_detail.brand_gm.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2010/Mar/0324_env

There is already segway in the market but it did not catch up with masses. Mostly used by police in US to monitor malls and departmental stores or side walks.  check more about segway here

http://www.segway.com/puma/

Adobe today unveiled a new tool completely developed using HTML5 for web developers to use instead of Flash.

“Edge will let web coders “bring animation, similar to that created in Flash Professional, to websites using standards like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS,” according to Adobe’s Press release. Edge can be downloaded for free here.

http://labs.adobe.com/

News about it can be read here http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110731005063/en/Adobe/Adobe-Edge/HTML5

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/   Press release today…. Enjoy