Akashdeep Nain

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Coding is the art of the 21st century. It has been responsible for revolutionising the saying that "One Click, Can Change The WORLD.". And in a way its not wrong, look around you , you'll hardly find anything that has nothing to do with it coding in the process of its existence. Putting it sweetly, we live in a coded environment.
India has been one of the global leaders in the production of world class coders. Which even prompted The Great Gates to state that " if Microsoft stops hiring Indians then India will soon have its own Microsoft". Such is the potential of the art in this country.
Keeping this in mind Team Tecnoesis is excited to announce The Second Guest of Conferenza and the Limelight Headliner for NITS Hacks 1.0 , Mr.Akashdeep Nain.
One of the most Prolific and Creative coders of the generation, Mr. Nain is considered amongst the elite group of coders around the world. A full time developer working at Google, with a skill set amassing solving a million puzzles over codechef all the way to the latest and the hottest development in the field of Machine Learning. Mr. Nain is all set to have the stage on fire and with a crowd of minds left inspired upto the levels of whose lores shall be spoken for years.
This is one opportunity you definitely don't wanna miss.

Balaji Viswanathan

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Great news for all the people out there especially the Quorans! Tecnoesis brings to you the most famous and influential Quora writers of India- Balaji Viswanathan. He is one of the most viewed quora writers with approximately 375k followers and views of around 230.4 million. He basically writes about Indian politics, Indian ethnicity and people, history and international relations. Balaji Viswanathan is also the founder of a robotics company - Invento [Humanoid robots for customer interaction] with a goal to be a pioneer in the emerging field of AI enabled hardware. He started his career as a software engineer in Microsoft HQ in Seattle - in Windows core division, later in Live Labs and Windows Phone. He was not very successful though and known more for his writing than his development skills. After about 5 years in the US , he returned to India with romantic notions of revolutionizing education. He started one among the first MOOC platforms - NalandaU - back in 2009. Despite of this attempt being a failure, he didn't give up hopes and co-founded a fin-tech company, zingfin that had better success. Due to visa issues, he could not continue running the company and moved as a Product Manager at Black Duck - a fast growing startup in Boston. Two years later, He moved back to India with a new venture.
Over the years, He has run successful blogs and dozens of his articles have been published in major media. Some of those are from his Quora answers. In the past, before starting on Quora, He had also helped corporations and political organizations with their content strategy. He is now a published writer with Fatherly, Huffpost, Forbes being some of his creations. He has also worked with some of the top professors in Artificial Intelligence/Multi-agent Systems and did his thesis work on Multi-agent Systems (developing a platform for 100s of intelligent agents such as robots or wireless sensors to work together to solve a problem). Team tecnoesis feels privileged to have such a supremely talented personality amongst us for the Conferenza and hopes to learn a lot from the interactive session with him.