Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time goes by..

Very, very fast...

We have to start thinking in our deliverables, and how to present them to our week is the last week in Coimbatore!! :o

#ibmcsc During these weeks we met partners, colleagues from IBM, providers;  and today,  professors, directors, and students from one of the most recognized colleges in Coimbatore, the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology.

It was a great pleasure to represent IBM , and share our ideas, our vision and our project to such a talented audience.

After that,  we were invited to walked the school (it's huge and beautiful).
At noon we ran to Isha Vidya Offices to preview our work with our customer.

Time goes by very fast in Coimbatore!

Click ---> Today's presentation at heads of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Time goes very fast in India

It has been more than 10 days since we arrived in India and time goes really fast. We have made some good progress this week but there is so much to do!

The SOW has been reviewed and approved by our partner. We have already decided what we won't be doing and we have some good ideas for the distance training for teachers of Isha School.
Today we had a meeting with an IBMer from Coimbatore and he will help us with the possible partners and colleges to develop the solution we think it is the best option for Isha.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Isha Team guys at one of the schools and at the Isha office (our best discover of the week :-)
Isha Team guys and School Principal
Isha Team guys at office


Thursday, September 29, 2011

First Visit to Isha School

Last Tuesday, we had our first visit at Isha School.
They have approximately 550 students from 3 to 12 years.
We had the change to visit kinder garden classes and their yoga classes.
As they were with their last exams for this term (today they started a 10-day vacation period), they also did some presentations for us. As it was my birthday, they gave me some flowers and all the students sang Happy Birthday. It was pretty touching!!!!!

At the school, we had the change to meet the principal and the vice-principal. We asked them all the questions that we have been discussing during our meetings since we get here in Coimbatore.

After that we went to visit the Yogic Temple, which is part of the Isha Foundation.
There, we were able to get a dip in the Theerthkund tank and then do some meditation in the Dhyanalinga Temple.

Isha Team after the meditation
Now we have lots of work to do.
We will keep you posted.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finally Here!

#ibmcsc We arrived to Coimbatore on Saturday, Amanda was waiting us there with Kabi and the profesor Alagazar Sami.

We were exhausted but very excited!

Once arrived into the hotel, we had some time to briefly introduce each others and then we did a recognition walking trough the neighborhood guided by the profesor.

Coimbatore seems to be a very nice, safe and clean city, we loved it.
We met some locals, visited some temples, saw some bats, etc...
Entered the night we went out for dinner and we had our fish group dinner; very nice dishes, a little bit spicy in some cases, but very tasty.
On sunday we meet for a round of personal introduction, we had lot of fun knowing more of our background and personal history, then we ride a tuk tuk (indian taxis) to a very nice restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious indian banquet.

It was very fun and a new, totally different experience to eat all that food with our hands.

Tomorrow we have a big day in front of us, since our partners are coming to the hotel to meet us ...we have lot of questions to make to them and tons of adrenaline....the waiting is coming to an end...