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Month: February 2018

Still the things are not clear

Still the things are not clear

Today had some good and some bad things..  and also funny one.. I will start with good things: In the morning we met Kavneet and had a call with Thomas to talk about our concerns and they told us that the work we have done up to now is really good.. After hearing that we were a bit shocked cause we do believe that we still could not tart anything but it was good to hear that 🙂 We went…

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It was a wavy day

It was a wavy day

This week thursday an d friday is holiday in India, so we have only 3 working days cause most of the places are closed and people will spend time with their families. This means that we have only 3 days to work with our clients and monday has already gone. I was a bit tired today and not in the mood. maybe this also has the impact on this wavy day. We reviewed the presentation as a team , and…

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2nd week starts..

2nd week starts..

After a wonderful Agra trip, the week started with at the hotel. We spent the whole day about discussing th project plan, next steps, how we can increase the community impact of our project, creating a questionnaire for public interview, some technical investigation (IIB, google map apis. tableau etc.). It was a very useful day.. And the best part was that Tamara’s health got better, she clarified the issues and decided to stay and share her expertise in this project….

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Agra: the city of Taj

Agra: the city of Taj

Agra !! The city of Mughal!! This weekend we spent our time in Agra, which is a very famous tourist destination because of its Mughal-era buildings, most known are Tac Mahal and Red (Agra) Fort. They are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is commonly identified as the city of Taj too.   So we started our journey on Saturday early morning by bus. It is around 5-6 hours from Kanpur to Agra. A long travel through India.. It sounded…

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A great day in Kanpur

A great day in Kanpur

I cant believe, the first week of our CSC journey is about to end. In the morning we had a quick meting with Deepti, to understand the impact of this project to community and her point of view for this dashboard as a citizen, what she would want to see.. And then we worked on the Executive Summary document that Tamara has uploaded and the presentation. We wanted to send these documents to Dr. Tare as earliest so that we…

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A few more meetings in IIT Kanpur

A few more meetings in IIT Kanpur

Today we had a few meetings with our client at IIT Kanpur. Our driver’s car had some issues and we changed the driver who does not know anything about English except thank you and hello 🙂 While we were searching for the western Lab, we met Mr. Rakesh and he took us to our first stop: Computer Science Department. We met Dr. Prabhakar (this is his surname, his real name is so difficult even for Indians that they use the…

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Working on the collected data

Working on the collected data

Today was a calmer day comparing to the last few days. As a team we met in the morning in the hotel meeting room and after doing a quick plan about the tasks and deliverables for the next 4 weeks, we started to work on the data that we collected until this time. What are the current business flows, what are the things that we can add with the CSC project, the pain points of the client, what are the…

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At IIT Kanpur

At IIT Kanpur

In the morning I had a look to the news papers cause VSO team told us that it will be on the local newspapers, but I could not see anything. AS soon as I went downstairs to meet the team, I asked the same to Thomas and Kavneet and learnt that it is mentioned in the newspaper 🙂 “IBM experts to track Ganga pollution” Wow!! So produ!! Today we went to the IIT Kanpur Campus for the first time. After…

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First meeting with our clients

First meeting with our clients

Wow.. What a wonderful day it was !! We started our way form Lucknow to Kanpur by car.. It was such a unique travel: we have seen the highways of India – do not even compare with the ones in UAE / Turkey / Europe – there were pedestrians, cows, bikes… there were 4 very close speed bumps before the toll gate that made us feel like we are in off-road.. there were a lot of very close moments to…

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We are in Lucknow

We are in Lucknow

I had a very short sleep again, only 3 hours and I woke up around 4:15 to get ready. We met in the lobby at 5 AM to catch our flight at 7.   (poor Santiago that he arrived New Delhi around 1 AM after ~40 hours travel from Argentina and started another one) Fortunately, the flight was short, just about 50 minutes with a very weird breakfast: water, juice and two cookies 🙂 When we landed we met with the…

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