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MCC portal, blogs and a hectic week

Blogged on 16-Feb-07 12:44:51 am in DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

Things have been quite hectic the whole of last week. I've been building the Madras Christian College web portal for the last two months and things have been happening. The current site has several limitations and a Portal is being constructed to reflect the attitude and information realtd to the 170 year old top-of-the-line institution.

The amount of data that could go into the site is mind-boggling. So a webteam of students was formed to collate data on the Halls, Student and Cultural Activities. Quite a task considering that the data goes back 170 years, but the team is ever enthu and already have amassed some terrific data. Kanaks and I were there last week to shoot some photographs of the campus, which we affectionately call "The Woods". Kanaks is an amazing photographer and some great snaps are with me now which will be put up on the site.

The Alma Mater has planned to make public the new portal next week to co-ordinate with the College Day Celebrations on Feb 23rd. His Excellency Dr.Abdul Kalam, Hon'ble President of India will be the Chief Guest and will deliver the Convocation Address.

I'm leaving to Tambaram tomorrow morning to stay in the Woods this weekend so that the site can be finalised. I guess I'd be able to work faster amid the beatiful trees, the deer and the natural fauna and flora of MCC campus. Of course, the site would be dynamic and so change would be constant. I'll update the website URL after its officially launched.

Also took off some time to build a couple of blogs for some friends. Nandini has already started blogging in spite of her recent job shift and the resultant "runnin around" situation. I met Nandy through Nagi and find her to be one of the coolest I've met in recent times. She is also a very warm and friendly person and I dig her friendship. Keep the Party Alive, Nandy. :wave:

Of the others, Deeps who is a final PG student at MCC is yet to start bloggin cos her CA exams are going on. Deeps, get crackin soon &#59;D . Mukund seems to have booked his URL and webspace, but is yet to forward me the details. :roll:

I was also the Chief Guest and Speaker at the Rotary Metro Weekly meeting last Saturday at The Park. The topic : Blogging - the Mysteries Unravelled &#59;). Quite an enthu bunch of very inquisitive company heads and businessmen were around and I guess I got carried away a bit :>> . At the end of my presentation, there were hordes of questions and now a spirited bunch of new bloggers are waiting to hit the desi blogsphere. I've assured them of all help after Feb 23rd. (Thanks Kribs and Jo for the inputs and data :wave: )



Comment from: Liz [Visitor]  

Reached your blog via your orkut profile via one of the MCC communities. I’d seen the MCC portal and thought it looked nice. Had wondered who had done it as there’s a lovely tradition and history feel to the home page and yet it looks cool. When I read this post,just wanted to drop a line telling you that.

05-Apr-07 @ 19:09
Comment from: Arindam [Visitor]  

Hey Don!
Came back here after ages… have been dormant for a while on the blogging scene… love the pic!

What’s the url for the mcc portal??



28-Apr-07 @ 12:06

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