Month In A Nutshell – February 2016

Wow, there was not a single post in February! This makes me feel so bad.
Well, in any case, here’s another post in the MIAN category.
February had so many highlights that I think this is going to be a nice long post!

Weekend 1 : workshop at Mastek and IST begins 
I think I have mentioned in my previous post that my team got selected in the top 25 for the project Deep Blue by Mastek Ltd. That project has a lot of things included with it to help with the project development. One such thing is the workshops they conduct. The first one was on Design Thinking and since it was conducted in their office it was a very nice change to our regular college life.
The workshop was on Saturday and since my first internal exams were to begin from Monday, the rest of the weekend was spent locked up in my room with only books for company.

Week after weekend 1 : IST and results
The first 3 days of the week went in preparing for and writing the IST.
We even started getting the results on the subsequent days after the IST. Luckily the results weren’t that bad.😆

Weekend 2 : The Valentine’s Day weekend…
I mostly relaxed at home on Sunday but Saturday was awesomely hectic.
I met Anirudh and Riyal (my project team and best friends) at Thane for a meeting with our Mastek mentor. After the meet I had to go to Ghatkopar for some work and since was a Saturday with not much work, I decided to go and watch Deadpool.  I’m so glad I did! 😊
The latter half of Sunday went with my family since one of my uncles had come home, so we all went out for dinner, which was a very difficult task since it was Valentine’s day and getting a decent big table for us was a mighty task! Still it was a well spent evening.

Weekend 3 :
Saturday saw me back at Mastek’s office for another workshop for project Deep Blue. This time the workshop was for UX.
Following the workshop, my team along with two other teams went to meet the NGO for whom we are making the software. It was a very different experience since I have never been to an actual client meeting, so understanding the requirements from a non technical person, was really awesome.

Week and Weekend 4 :
This was one of the fastest week of month!
I had participated in an online quiz contest called IT Olympiad and I had managed to clear 3 rounds which were based on aptitude and technical knowledge. I didn’t expect to go on after the last round, but I was selected in the 2nd last round which was a Skype call interview round. It was the first time I had given an interview over Skype. Though the round was nice I again didn’t think I will clear it. (pessimism too much,  right?)
But I did and I was selected as the top 10 finalists from a total of 13500 participants and was invited for the final round which was to be conducted at College of Engineering, Pune on 27th Feb. I will write a separate posted following this exclusively on IT Olympiad.
On top of that, on 25th Feb, I became a proud aunt, for the first time!
On 26th it was my mother’s birthday but since my sister’s final SSC exams are starting on 5th of March, we didn’t celebrate it.
I even had an aptitude test for Credit Suisse summer internship, which was terrible. 😂
27th was the big big day of the Mega quiz of IT Olympiad and I won the 1st runner up prize!!
Sunday went in relaxing from the hectic journey and accepting all the congratulations from everyone and I had also one for a lunch party at my uncle’s place!
The extra leap year day again went in a great and tiring way since I had to bring my trophy and meet the director of vjti!
All in all, February was a great great month!

How was yours, readers?!

6 Comments

  1. First off congrats! =3 And man what a packed month!

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  2. Wow, glad you had a good month, but it feels busy indeed. Glad you’re back, though =) anyhow, I can’t even remember my own month of February, just that it was frustration and whatnot

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  3. First off, congratulations on being a new auntie! My older sister is expecting her third child some time this month.

    Wow, you certainly kept busy. It’s okay if you don’t blog monthly or every single day. Don’t worry about it! Most people don’t know what to say half of the time. Like me. I don’t know what to say and if I do post something, it sounds a bit forced. I’m glad to see you posting again.

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    • Thanks Jaime! I still need to be a little bit more punctual, since I miss out on sharing stuff on time!

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  4. Your February seemed so busy! It seems like you got so much accomplished though and were able to squeeze quite a bit of fun in there, too! I’m glad you liked Deadpool – I really liked it as well. We waited a couple weeks after it came out to see it just so it wouldn’t be as busy. Glad February was good to you!

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    • Watching Deadpool was not so decided from my side, I sort of tagged along my boyfriend… but I’m so glad I did, cuz I loved the movie!!

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