Hyperlocal Startups The Road Ahead

Startup Saturday hosted yet another Headstart Hyderabad session on 14th October 2017, at Collab House.
This time, the theme was Hyperlocal Startups; The Raod Ahead.

‘Hyperlocal’ is poised to become the new catchphrase in the eCommerce industry and is well-positioned to become the reigning trend in the mobile commerce revolution. This has made possible the delivery of everything from groceries to medicines and healthcare services, directly from nearby stores, pharmacists and healthcare providers along with faster delivery and lower shipping cost. The classic method to start a business-to-consumer model is to start hyperlocal and those are the very principles of the lean model too.

The participants learned a lot ranging from how to grow partnerships to how to scale a Hyperlocal Startup.

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The speakers for this session were Snehith Budime, Co-Founder IndiaBuys, Suresh Avvaru, Co-Founder & CEO, TownyApp, and ML Narashima Rao, Founder & CEO, Jigydi Home Care Services. There was a mixed crowd from students to startup enthusiasts.

 

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Hyperlocal Startups The Road Ahead

Design Thinking at Khidki by GSC-Hyderabad

Global Shapers Community – Hyderabad hosted a Design Thinking workshop by Ulrike Reinhard at their first Khidki(కిటికీ), held at Collab House.  Ulrike is a futurist, community activist and founder of Janwaar Castle, a skateboard park she set up with the ambitious objective of revitalizing a village in rural India.

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Khidki (కిటికీ)” is a curated and by-invite monthly salon powered by Global Shapers Community – Hyderabad Hub, which brings together innovators, thinkers, doers to reflect on ways in which citizen action can create a better Hyderabad. Our wide-ranging discussions will cover culture, economy, technology, infrastructure, and design as ‘tools of change’.

 

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

Design Thinking at Khidki by GSC-Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Artist’s Meet-1

Collab House is back with The Hyderabad Artist’s Meetup, version 2.  

The Hyderabad Artist’s Meet happens once a month which is an informal and interactive meet up for the artists across the city and everyone interested in arts, it’s the event you wouldn’t want to miss out.

A handful of artists turned up for the very first meetup of this year and it was a success indeed!
The house had seen one of the most amazing art piece, by Meenakshi, that won her 5 awards in exhibitions held in the USA. Each of them shared what art is to them and how does their form of art help them achieve it. It was truly great and inspiring to see such artists create wonderful works!

 

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Can’t wait for the next month’s Artists’ Meet!

 

For more pictures : https://www.facebook.com/pg/CollabHouse/photos/?tab=album&album_id=717042221806391

 

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

 

 

 

The Hyderabad Artist’s Meet-1

MozCoffee

Mozilla Hyderabad hosts events exclusively at Collab House and had its first MozCoffee of this year on 26th of Feb.

Mozilla is global organization with Open web Enthusiasts and Do-gooders in the Internet world.

MozCoffee is an informal meetup of the Mozilla community and an opportunity for the non-Mozillians to Interact with them.

 

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The house opened its discussion with introduction of the participants and learning their backgrounds.  This was followed by introducing the Mozilla Hyderabad community, its activities and plans. The crowd dived into the current things happening in the Mozilla Hyderabad Community. We had an exciting meet where everyone expressed their thoughts and ideas and also shared how they could be a part of the Moz community. The community welcomed the participants with a T-Shirt. The community at Hyderabad is certainly growing!

 

 

For more pictures and Mozilla Community Updates:  https://www.facebook.com/MozillaHyderabad/

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

 

MozCoffee

Financial and Business Aspects of 3D Printing

Global 3D Labs conducted a session on the Financial and Business aspects of 3D Printing in association with Collab House.

Global 3D labs aims at bridging the gap between ideation and manufacturing by providing high quality and cost effective 3D printers. G3D Labs specializes in manufacturing 3D printers that can be operated and used by multiple users. G3D also aims at evangelizing 3D Printing amongst engineers, researchers, manufacturers and students by holding seminars, talks and workshops for them.

The session began with types of 3D Printers and how they actually work. Besides, a designed was set to be printed right in the start. The participants made the session very interactive. 

Later, various fields and applications where 3D printer can be used were discussed. To learn how 3D printing technology is solving problems was enlightening. The pros and cons of this technology were thoroughly discussed, after which the financial aspects were covered.

It was interesting to see how 3D printing can used in a lot of ways and for a lot of applications where the conventional methods fail to deliver.

The design that was set to print was the Batlogo which was done printing before the session ended.

 

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

Financial and Business Aspects of 3D Printing

Freecode Camp 3rd Meetup.

FreeCodeCamp Hyderabad, a local developer community started not even a month ago, just had their 4th meet-up in the city at everyone’s favorite maker space, Collab House. The community is mentored by three passionate developers  – Kapil, Ramana and Arijit.

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For this meetup, Ramana, who works as a web developer, taught the members of the community the fundamentals of web layout. The session covered concepts like how the browser treats the structure of any webpage, and how by understanding its inner workings we can break down complex layouts into a simple binary question of – “Is it aligned vertically or horizontally?”

This discussion was not about teaching the syntax of HTML/CSS or JavaScript. It was to convey the abstract ideas built into the fabric of the web. To be a web developer, one needs to take these baby steps. A web developer, at the very least, needs to understand how their code interacts with the browser.

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The session started off with a simple idea conceptualised thousands of years ago, called Divide and Conquer. This idea is so primitive yet powerful, that we can lay the foundation with it. We may think of it as a basic strategy for solving any real/virtual world problem.
The crux of the idea is simple, to be able to solve a complex problem, you need to divide it into subproblems. Divide it to the point of absolute simplicity, where you can understand the process from the fundamental level and then conquer it.

To apply this simple concept to writing good code, one needs to ask a few questions -:

  • What are the inputs to my program?
  • What outputs are we expecting?   
  • What logic goes in between to take the given input and convert it to the expected output?

From here, we move to understanding the fundamentals of CSS layouts.

You might be wondering now that how  CSS can have inputs and outputs?

And that is a good question. Well, no need to worry! Input and Output in this context refers to our target design. The UI Mockup or Wireframe you have been provided in a Photoshop PSD file. Or a random site whose layout you are trying to copy (nothing to be ashamed of! Mimicry is the highest display of respect).

Ramana pointed out to some sample sites such as OMGUbuntu, Wikipedia and even the FCC random quote generator project. Our output was going to be the UI base layout of these sites. Basically, creating the containers which hosts the data and images displayed on these sites. We started by asking the same basic question, is our input (sample site) aligned vertically or horizontally? We restricted ourselves to two placement algorithms – display block and display flex.

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By default, display block aligns elements vertically (one on top of another) and display flex horizontally (right next to each other). By using these two algorithms, we start constructing our target layout from scratch. Ramana demonstrated the usage of uncommon background colors to get quick feedback on your design. If some placement of component within the layout was not as expected, the feedback was clear about where we went wrong. The background color highlights the component. After a two hour refresher on this layout, we moved on to using simple jQuery to display data in a table format. Here’s the best part – we didn’t use any table component! We carry forwarded our learning from layouts – that one can implement any layout reliably using only the first principles.

It was a simple table layout to display some info about a group of people. Any data table would have the desirable property to be able to sort in order when one clicks on a table column header. When you view your email in Outlook or Thunderbird, you probably sort your mails by subject or sender or date. We implemented that with jQuery. The rendering logic and sorting logic to achieve this again followed the first principle – divide the main problem to a set of simpler subproblems that can be individually solved, and composed together to get a complete, end-to-end solution.

The session ended with a deeper dive into all things flexbox. CSS tricks has a nice article on all things flexbox can do to align your content in different directions, add proper space within the components, stretch or shrink them etc.

“Informative and comprehensible approach towards layout in large. Ramana made sure that we learn new ways(read: flex) to structure elements on the page. Overall I feel these sessions should continue along with pair programming to increase the participant’s competency in the language.” – Rahul Nayak | FCC Hyd Member

Freecode Camp 3rd Meetup.

Photowalk with Google Local Guides

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An initiative of Collab House and Local guides of Hyderabad has enabled the photographers and culture enthusiasts to capture the beauties of ‘Golconda Fort’ and present them to the world. A photowalk was well planned and organised on account of ‘Google Local Guides day’ on 18th of June.

Local Guides is a global community of explorers sharing their discoveries on Google Maps. Helping others find the best spots in town, make new friends, and unlock exclusive benefits along the way.

Google hosts exclusive events in cities with the most active contributors, and there are casual meet-ups everyone can attend as well.  Anyone can organize a meetup on thier own. It’s a chance to meet, mingle, and discover the newest cultural offerings in the community.

Showing off what our city has to offer the world, Finding a quintessential skyline, a breathtaking panorama, or a spectacular sunset and capture the moment with a camera or phone is the main objective of this photo walk. Many people photograph the exterior of structures but far fewer people have seen the inside. Whether it’s intricate detailing, lofty ceilings, or famous artwork, this lies as a chance to share interior shots of Golconda Fort with the world.

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Photowalk with Google Local Guides