Stories on this page are the outcomes of various community initiatives and interactions. Since the community is driven voluntarily, passionate Mindtree Minds decide the community objective, identify gaps, chart out a roadmap, leverage different techniques and intervention models that benefit other like-minded members. This also helps them network with each other, stay connected, make friends and build trust.
We did a community survey and found out that 23% saw a great progress in the way community initiative has evolved in 2011. 8% said the community activities have made a direct impact in their work/project and it was a life saver for them. 47% noticed a positive impact (personally/professionally) on themselves as well as others.
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While it is important that the community meets face-to-face to get insights and experiences from various people across the organization it is equally important to collaborate and network with like-minded people outside the organization. This helps in getting a diverse perspective, build relationships, and get insights from the technology world. Experts in their chosen fields value recognition outside their organizational circles more than within.
Realizing this key aspect J2EE Community Champions decided to reach out to business partners IBM and Huawei to collaborate in a model that will not only enrich community members within MindTree, but also have a mutually rewarding relationship amongst business partners.
A two day event called ‘Tech Days’ was organized that brought together the technical communities of the business partners. Techies from IBM & Huawei participated as audience in addition to 2 speakers from IBM.
The first day was kicked off by Madhusudhan KM, Chief Architect & Head of Central Architecture Group, MindTree. He spoke about ‘Rules of the thumb do not apply’ citing breakthrough examples from Skype and eBay architecture, Google, Twitter analytics, DataSift and so on. This was followed by talk on Architecture & Scalability Patterns, Nonfunctional requirements. The day ended with a speaker from IBM who provided insights on ‘World of references: The friendly threesome – references, finalizers and the garbage collectors.’
The second day started with a keynote address from Amol Mahamuni, Director Java technologies, IBM Labs followed by captivating talks on Security Patterns, Application Security, Code Analysis and Unit Test Patterns by MindTree speakers. The participants on both the days were enthralled and had an engaging experience.
The 2 day event provided the opportunity and the platform for like-minded people from IBM, Huawei and MindTree to network with each other, share their expertise and chart out channels for further collaboration. Not to mention they spoke highly about the insights they got out of speakers from MindTree. For example few participants from IBM and Huawei noted the events facilitated by MindTree champions on architectural, scalability and security patterns were very helpful and informative. Events on Non Functional Requirement (NFR) and MindTree’s UID story were thrilling to some.
It was heartening to read one of the attendees writing,
“I gained a lot in few events, what I was struggling for past few months”
and the other one said “one of the coolest shows!” Another participant from IBM remarked,
“Events on application security where different algos and frameworks were discussed was very informative. Security patterns was very well presented by quoting real world scenarios. Event on Code Analysis will help us in day-to-day job. Learnt about some tools which I was unaware of.”
This was the first ever MindTree ‘Tech Days’ event that was attended by various communities in MindTree. More than 500 MindTree Minds participated in the 2 day event. More than 25 delegates from IBM and Huawei too participated.