Google Adwords Crash Course by iDone SEO

iDone SEO hosted a one-day crash course on Google Adwords by Domain Expert Amarnath Jan at Collab House He is a Google Adwords Certified Professional and had handled more than 200 digital marketing projects covering every segment in B2B and B2C space.

 

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The course was aimed at beginners. The session focused on how AdWords work, how to create and structure an account, and how to create a campaign from start to finish.
It also covered topics like how to research, identify and refine the keywords and match types, tips for writing great text ads that will stand out from the competition, quality score, CPC, CPA and CPM bid types.

The participants were also able to track conversions and measure ROI from campaigns at the end of the session.

There were students, business professionals, corporate employees, digital marketing enthusiasts and also house wives, who made the course an interactive one.

 

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

 

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Google Adwords Crash Course by iDone SEO

Furniture Design Workshop by Needlab

Needlab with Collab House conducted a week long Furniture Design Workshop followed by a Gallery show. The workshop death with designing and manufacturing.

Needlab is a Barcelona, Spain based non-profit organization. A team of designers from Spain were in Hyderabad for the training. Needlab aims to explore the interaction between nature and technology, between traditional craftsmanship and digital fabrication. Needlab focuses on unveiling new ways of creating a dialog between local materials, social practices, and environmental forces.

 

 

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Students learned the complete cycle of production, from digital design to fabrication. The participants designed and fabricated furniture in the workshop, using Rhinoceros 3D software (3D modeling software) and Rhino CAM software used for CNC fabrication. The feedback loop between the digital design and physical construction enhanced their learning. At the end of the workshop, the participants experienced not only designing, furniture but also building it.

We did a factory visit to do the test fabrication with the state of the art Italian CNC machine, after which the designs were manufactured.

The workshop was held from July 20th – 25th, after which there was a Gallery Show of the digitally fabricated furniture on 26th & 27th.

Amala Akkineni, Indian Film actress joined us at The Gallery Show at Collab House.
She spent time learning the design process the students went through to Digitally Fabricated the Furniture. She was also keen on learning about Maker spaces and its contribution to the modern world.

 

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

 

Furniture Design Workshop by Needlab

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

Datameet Open Data Hackathon

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On International Open Data Day, Datameet hosted an Open Data Hackathon powered by Collab House. 

Datameet is a community of Data Enthusiasts.

The one-day hackathon focused on generating more open data and using it for solving problems. Government of Telangana, has come up with an Open Data Policy in Sept 2015 and is promoting open data in Telangana.  

The hackathon took off by first considering the Agricultural data of the state and covered a lot of other segments. The crowd was focused and everyone shared their knowledge and ideas to use the data for the greater good.

By the end of the day, a good amount of data was analysed and plans were made so as to how this data can help and what can be done about it.

Data is surplus, we just have to use it to efficiently, and meets like this shall educate people to do so.

 

 

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

 

Datameet Open Data Hackathon

PCB Design and Fabrication

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Collab House hosted a workshop on PCB Design and Fabrication.

Printed Circuit boards are highly effective when it comes to specific applications. PCB offers features that a regular bread board does not. Besides, it drastically reduces the size of the circuit and makes it durable.

The first half of the session dealt with the Design aspect, where the participants learnt about types of PCBs along with various design and fabrication techniques. This was followed by the designing  in the software. Once thorough with the design, the real fun began post break .

Fabrication was fun. The participants could clearly see and understand how a PCB works. After fabrication, the components were soldered, the circuit was connected and tested for its functionality.

It was a one of its kind workshop, where the participants actually fabricated their PCBs, by using Toner Transfer Method. This workshop delivered a complete hands on experience to the participants. Tools kits and circuitry were given to the participants after the workshop, so they could try their own circuits later too!

 

 

For more pictures : https://www.facebook.com/pg/CollabHouse/photos/?tab=album&album_id=720471198130160

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

 

PCB Design and Fabrication

Connected Devices at Collab House.

Collab House is one of the most prominent maker spaces in the city with the amazing crowd of makers and product developers. We have an engaging crowd from Colleges and Universities with passion for electronics and ideas around Internet of Things. Hence we piloted an Summer Internship for University students to work on Connected devices, the newly announced focus of Mozilla.

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The prototype building kicked-off with a 2 week design-sprint which has a fabulous output of ideas and process to jump start. As part of the sprint, the students were divided in to 4 teams, 2 in each team.

Interestingly we had the majority of girl students engaged in the program. The first phase, identification of the challenge and forming the best team to tackle that challenge has created more interest among the students, since this is the first time that they are looking at the grass root level of the challenge and think of a solution in a bottom to top approach. The problem statement is sketched in the form of a map, a flowchart of the problem statement, causes of the challenge and the ways to solve it.

We had a line of industry leaders who educated the group about developing a prototype. With the makers in house and also professionals from our connections were invited to project a bigger picture of product development and also about their industry experience to our Interns team. There was a talk on Design Thinking by Vineel, a line of sessions on 3D printing by Sandeep and also on product architecture by Priyanka.

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The interns are also encouraged to be part of the regular events of Hackster.io and iRaspberryPi at Collab House. Vivek Manoharan, research scholar from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore spoke about his work in Biomechanics & Ergonomics, Design Thinking and more with our interns to help them get started with their work.

After the sprint, talks, workshops, there was a bit of hacking on Arduino and RaspberryPi to have an idea on functionality, feasibility to check whether the idea is implementable using a particular platform.

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1 month of the program and we have a solid ideas on paper and the students committed themselves to work on the prototypes for the next couple of months.

The enthusiasm for the students is was amazing. This initiative has created a spark among the Mozillians of Mozilla Hyderabad, encouraging the to take part of this program and make stuff while hacking the existing ones.

Connected Devices at Collab House.