Biography - Kishore
Role: Team Leader
Hello! I am Kishore from Chennai, India. I am currently pursuing a degree in computer science engineering. I have a passion for standards based web development, programming, and for some of the less technical stuff like psychology and philosophy. I aspire to be a user interface designer in the not-so-distant future.
Following an excellent experience with the ThinkQuest International 2006 competition, I decided that I wanted to take part in it one more time. This will be my last opportunity since I will be turning 20 soon.
My role on this team was that of a team facilitator. My responsibilities varied from overseeing the web design and development aspect of the site, to working with the writers and the coaches on adding value to the site’s content. As a team facilitator, I also scheduled deadlines, assigned tasks to the team members and arranged the weekly team chat sessions.
This is my fourth ThinkQuest competition, and personally, this has definitely been the most challenging one for me. The challenge itself came in many forms. Throughout the cycle I had to juggle between ThinkQuest and my truckload of academic work! It was extremely demanding, but in the end, it was an experience which taught me many tricks about managing my time properly (it certainly helped that our topic of choice for this competition was Time!). Apart from that, it was also quite a challenge to keep reinventing the wheel and come up with new ideas for the website that have not done by previous ThinkQuest teams.
On the other hand, this is definitely the most talented ThinkQuest team I have ever worked with. From David’s web implementation, to Ruohan’s interactive programming, to Taylor’s and Chrissy’s linguistic ability, to Harry’s exceptional Greek translation, each member added a new dimension to the team. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of them. It has been a great pleasure working with them. Plaudits also go to Jim and Tina for their excellent support, commitment and guidance throughout the competition. They were always there to lend a patient ear and to help us with our doubts and queries. They also went to great extent to keep us motivated.
As it is always the case with ThinkQuest, I found the experience of being able to come together and work as a team with students from all around the world simply amazing. It was enthralling to see how we progressed from being complete strangers to developing friendships, a sense of determination and a real team spirit even though we were continents away. After four years, I am still in awe with ThinkQuest and the numerous positive impacts it has had on me.
This is my final year as a student in ThinkQuest and while I am a little sad that this brings a rather enjoyable educational journey to an end, I can truly say that this has been one-of-a-kind experience. Thank you ThinkQuest.