Event Report:Bangalore, June 8–9

June 8–9 was tinkering time with the first edition of Devthon in Bangalore in Microsoft Accelerator. Brilliant minds came together to explore and hack on data, photography, language processing, governance, hardware and more! Gokul who loves data, worked on scraping some off the Karnataka election results website and figuring out if the KJP + BJP union would have really enabled them to win in the recent elections. You can read […]

Exploration, Ideas & Innovation

There’s a very interesting story as to how the Global Positioning System came into existence. In 1957, when the Sputnik was launched, the Russians made it very easy to track it by installing a 20MHz transmitter into it. Two physicists at the Applied Physics Laboratory wanted to ‘geek out’ by monitoring the transmissions. While hacking around they realized that due to the frequency changes they could use Doppler effect to […]