Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DSY Srinagar Official Update

Hello Everyone!
The wait is finally over. Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra, 2011, Srinagar is here! Called so, because it is a part of over 100 such events happening at over 100 locations all over India in a span of 100 days. The first-ever IT event led exclusively by students; the first-of-its-kind in reach and impact!

Presented by

Microsoft Student Partners, Srinagar

 in collaboration with

the Directorate of IT & SS, University of Kashmir.

with the support of our esteemed partners:

The J&K Bank Ltd.
Mercy Corps, Kashmir
Highland Automobiles
NIIT Residency, Srinagar

I'm sorry for being unable to update anyone. But not anymore :) So let's begin the official description.

1. To make students aware that they now have access to professional-level development software and learning resources. They can build applications and systems using professional development and designer tools and even market them and make money. This is the key objective of DreamSpark.

However, to get a better idea of the vision of DreamSpark, here's from the boss himself:

Its significance in the Kashmir context is that the IT sector is a largely risk-free sector. Sitting at home and using your DreamSpark subscription you can develop and design for globally used platforms- in other words, for the whole world!

2. Make students aware of their poential. DSY events all over India are fully organized, managed and presented by students. They are students like you and me. They are community leaders and are capable of doing things that professionals and organisations can do!

3. To give the students a bigger picture of the IT industry. The IT industry is evolving everyday. As I write this and as you read this, there are newer and newer technologies taking over. To stay updated with what I see as perhaps the biggest development of this decade- Cloud Computing-  we have arranged for two speakers from the Microsoft Corporation, India who will speak about Cloud Computing.:

- Mr. Moorthy Upplauri, General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India. He is our guest-of-honour.

- Mr. Anubhav Mehendru, Senior Development Lead, Microsoft India Development Centre (Anubhav is a senior development lead in Windows and Windows Live Division in Microsoft India and leads a team that  owns the developer experience, core file systems and windows kernel for all the released OS. Over the time he has released a lot of security updates, hotfixes and has been part of service packs from XPSP3 to as recent as Win7 SP1)

4. To inform students about other Microsoft student initiatives like Microsoft Student Partners and the Imagine Cup.

The Convocation Complex, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar
Sunday, the 15th of May, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Including ID checks and certificate + KEYS distribution)
NOTE: Entries will start at 9:00 a.m. and no one will be allowed after 11:00 a.m.

Hon'ble Minister for Information Technology, Science & Technology, Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry, Mr. Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi.

Bonafide students- Undergraduate and Higher Secondary levels.

Online registrations will be closed soon. For now, you can register at http://mdsy.doattend.com/
Don't forget to print the ticket that you'll receive by e-mail after registering here. Bring it to the venue failing which you won't be allowed to enter due to security concerns.

You may soon find our campaigning teams around, so keep your eyes wide open :)

For people who have registered through NIIT Residency, you can collect your entry passes from their centre at FairDeal Shopping Complex, Lal Chowk, Srinagar.

- Participation certificates from Microsoft
- DreamSpark keys
- Refreshments
- Other goodies

For Enquiries, please write to: dsykashmir@hotmail.com


  1. This is a nice initiative. May God be with u all in this good work...

  2. Hello Shaila

    I want to talk with you and know more about Microsoft technologies.the thanks note which you address at last was superb.Really feel good to see you there.I also want to know sidhath sirs id as after convocation i talk with him and he told me add him on Facebook but i was unable to find him.Looking for a positive response from your side.Once again thanks for the innovation of dreamyatra in Kashmir.Wish you all the success........


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