Blogging Tips & other Takeaways from #WordUp meet

It was 20th September & it was Saturday. People usually plan parties & hangouts on such Saturdays, but IndiBlogger, this time with Bigrock had planned something different than this mainstream tradition. It was named #WordUp, a power packed meet full of amazing Speaker Sessions, Contests, Food, Prizes & of course the welcome song by IndiBlogger‘s very own Band.

The meetup started with the early registrations & concluded with the Wind up note by IndiBlogger & Bigrock. What happened in between was sheer awesomeness :)
Take a look at the agenda below to know what was the part of this awesomeness,
#WordUp Agenda Compulsive Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some Blogging Tips shared by Amit Agarwal (India’s top Blogger, he blogs at labnol.org) during his Speaker Session,
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The Best Developer Tools (Giveaway by GitHub)

We’re tech enthusiasts, we love hands on experiences, we’re passionate about exploring new tools & building real world projects, but many or most of us may not be in a condition to buy those expensive tools. Yes, being a student, we have rare sources of earning & therefore we cannot afford to pay for such tools.

Not to worry now, GitHub & their partners have come up with a solution to this. They are giving away some awesome tools to students for free of cost.
GitHub Student Developer PackFor those who aren’t aware of GitHub, it has already helped more than 100,000 students on their developing problems.

List of tools included in the free Student Developer Pack:
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How to make 2 Face Designs in Photoshop ?

We all have a Hero, whom we praise, appreciate, applaud & wish to match their skill sets. We also have an another self within, don’t we? We sometimes wish to represent ourselves with both the faces viz., the actual one which is visible to the outer world  & the one we are deep within.

Thanks to Adobe Photoshop, we can actually do this now. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to make a 2 face picture in Adobe Photoshop:

1. Open your Original image & the face to be merged in Photoshop

Original Picture

Original Picture

 

2nd face

2nd face

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This can be done by opening the file from within the software or by right clicking on the image & selecting “Open with Adobe Photoshop“.

2. Select the face & paste it on the Original image

Select all+Paste & Transform

Select all+Paste & Transform

Use shortcut Ctrl+A to select all & then paste it on the Original image again by using the shortcut Ctrl+V. Then press Ctrl+T to transform the face.
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10 Remarkable Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

Today (2nd Oct, 2014), India celebrates 145th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi better known as Mahatma Gandhi. The Father of the Nation needs no more introduction.
Mahatma Gandhi

Here are some remarkable quotes made by Mahatma Gandhi,

I. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

II. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

III. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

IV. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

V. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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Instant Messenger App ‘hike’ raises ₹. 80 lacs & still counting for Kashmir Flood Relief

Tsunamis, droughts, floods, storms, hurricanes, earthquakes are those natural calamities which are over the control of Human. Each year we witness heavy devastation in some or the other areas around the globe. We lose people, we lose properties & top of all we lose our moral.
This year, it’s Kashmir, India who’s barring the hammer of nature. This flood has not only hit India but also Pakistan. The death toll has already risen to 200+ in India & 280+ in Pakistan. The damage that has been caused to the properties can not even be counted in numbers for now.

 

These natural calamities can only be fought by the Humanity of Humans towards Humans. Fellow country men are trying to actively play their part in the relief of Kashmiris. NGOs are working for their betterment, PM funds are being raised, Army is working day in & day out for the rescue of the flood affected people.

hike has seen many successes in the recent years being the most used app in India & featuring in about 136+ countries. Wait, this is not about applauding for the successes of hike, this is about the Kashmir Flood relief. hike initiated a campaign to raise funds for Kashmir Flood relief by making a initial donation of ₹. 10 lacs to the Prime Minister fund. Eventually, the hike users(hikers) went on participating in this noble campaign by donating an amount ₹. 10 from their Rewards section. Continue reading