Wondering where to start learning Python or practice exercises? Here is a lesson which includes a great set of resources including Books, MOOCs, Video Tutorials, Interactive tutorials, exercises which can get you started with Python. I have included my review along with some resources, which I have used while teaching Python myself.
IMO, there is no one in the startup world who puts is points across better than him. Here is an essay by Paul Graham on student startups.
PG addresses the issue of student startups. Should/shouldn’t one startup while he is in college? If so what are the pros and cons? What is the ideal age to startup?
According to PG, mid-twenties is the sweet spot for starting up.
1. Access to co-founders
2. Not much expenses
- Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month
- Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
- 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
- 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
- YouTube is localized in 43 countries and across 60 languages
- In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth
Over the last 53 years (since its inception in 1958), around 39,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from IIT bombay. The general questions one would like to know are – Where do they live? Where do they work? What do they do? I doubt if there were any exact data to answer these questions before. Thankfully, now LinkedIn provides some of the data we need. I had spent some time to analyse these data and get insights into these questions. Have a look.
Around 25,000 Alumni are on LinkedIn. Seems like a decent stat to infer insights. Most of the Alumni who passed out after 2007 have not updated their profiles. So, I looked up till 2005/2007. Have a look at this.
1958 – 2007
Nearly 20,000 Alumni. I have not included the people with no dates specified. Turns out IT, Engineering, Consulting are the careers which most Alumni are pursuing. TCS, IBM, Microsoft are the companies most Alumni work for.
1958 – 2007 is a very long time span to look at. So, here is a break up of the total time span.
Before a year, if anyone asked me how many IITians startup, then I probably would have said, I donno know exactly. 4-5 startups per batch? After reading a lot on blogs about startups, I came to know how wrong I was. The answer is quite a lot than I actually thought. Of course, it is compared to other Indian colleges.. etc etc. Now, I am actually wondering can I get a rough figure of number of IITians who started up? I am trying to create a log of all IIT startups I come across. So far I came across 40-50 startups by IITians. As of now, I have made a log of 30 of them. In the coming days I will update this log and hopefully I will be able to get a complete list of them. Continue reading
In the course of his research program, Faraday had a large wooden cube built, big enough to hold a person and some scientific apparatus, and had the sides completely covered with a network of conducting wires. He gives the following description of it: Continue reading