Osmosis is Mindtree’s annual technology festival. Osmosis is Mindtree’s way of celebrating technology. We do this by showcasing achievements & innovations, collaboration through discussions, knowledge exchange and contests. It has achieved unprecedented success in all aspects – scope, size, content quality, participation and excellence in organization. This event spans across 2 months and is a true celebration of the Geeks & the Nerds of Mindtree. It supports several forms of creative expression and sees participation across the organization, from the rookie to the CEO.
Following are actions that happen during Osmosis TechFest.
Mindtree Minds showcase their creativity and technical skills by demonstrating software they have developed (frameworks, libraries, utilities, or components) in their free time. These are in form of project ideas which can increase productivity, reduce defects or offers reuse. Mindtree Minds first submit an abstract on the pet project they are working on and later on the demo day get together to show their creativity and thought leadership to a set of panels as well as visitors.
One of the most prestigious contest where Mindtree Minds submit White Papers they have written on a technology area, followed by shortlisting and presentation of select papers. Mindtree Minds irrespective of location participate in this contest and demonstrate their thought leadership in an area they are involved in or are passionate about.
Design Pattern Contest
Techies share their findings on a reusable & repeatable solution to a commonly occurring problem in Software Design, Architecture, UI, Testing and in various Business Domains. Participants first submit a pattern abstract that provides high level details about the pattern to convey its intent and use. It includes pattern name, classification of the pattern (structural, behavioral, creational, others), the intent, the motivation behind what problem it tries to solve, known uses and references. This is followed by final presentation. This contest is again most sought after in Mindtree.
This is an exhibition of sorts where project teams, communities, practices provide a tour and take visitors on a safari, demonstrate to them what they have been up to and showcase their innovations @ work. Mindtree Minds set-up stalls, put banners/posters in the backdrop, connect their devices/laptops to the 42" LCDs, share handouts/flyers to the visitors, organise games/quiz to attract the audience and give away gifts, chocolates to those who won. Mindtree Minds and guests who visit stalls ask questions, provide feedback, suggest improvements to the teams/communities that showcase their work.
TechTalk is a knowledge exchange forum where Mindtree Minds from different Industry Groups, Business Units and Practices invite distinguished external speakers to provide insights on current developments & issues from the areas of technology that has (or will make) a significant impact on the industry as well as the society in general. It also helps Mindtree Community to network with the speakers and get their point of view on a specific question they have.
The philosophy behind unconference is that the sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of expertise of the people on stage. In Mindtree unconference is all about conversations, discussions, learning & sharing through active participation. It is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share & learn in an open environment.
As part of this TechFest, communities sends out weekly quiz, with multi choice questions, on different aspects of technology. Those who crack the questions win exciting prizes like other contests in Osmosis.