Q. What does WIPRO stand for?
Ans. Western India Vegetable Products Ltd
Q. Memphis was the code name for…
Ans. WIN 98
Q. What is the three finger operation in computer terminology?
Q. Where will you be if you are in Infinite loop, Bay Area, CA?
Ans. Apple Headquarters
Q. What is the official Web site for Calcutta Municipal
Q.What is an Infosys employee called?
Q.Who wrote the memoirs
"Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple"?
Ans. John Scully
Q.What slogan is written atop the gate of Cyrix Corporation?
Q.Who was the Time Man of the Year 1999?
Ans.Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com
Q.Co founder of Apple with Steve Jobs ?
Q.How did Sabeer Bhatia get the name Hot mail?
Ans.HTML and he inserted the vowels in between.
Q.Which IT company is headed by Lou V. Gestner Jr.?
CATS MouseCtrl Quiz gives away the cheeze.
[The beginning of Kolkata’s IT Forum]
Sidhharth Basu conducting the QUIZ
The Silicon Valley is not the only place that’s humming with activity. The action in the IT world is right here in Kolkata. And as Mr Rajeev Goswami, CEO-CATS, says, "It’s time we recognised this power and create a forum for the IT Industry where all can come together, share ideas, work on challenges and have lots of fun together."
February 18, 2001 saw 24 of the biggest IT companies in Kolkata getting together to take control of the mouse. To get them out of their programming
holes and cubicles. The battleground for the City’s first IT industry exclusive quiz. Because it’s time India woke up to the power of Kolkata’s IT fraternity. To break the myth of IT’s facelessness in Kolkata.Twenty minutes of tense silence prevailed in the Preliminary Round as thetwenty four 3 member teams put their heads together to match their wits with ace quiz master Siddhartha Basu. Apart from tricky questions like,"Who was the co-founder of Hotmail?" Or simple ones as NASSCOM’sfull form. Even a question on our very own Caltiger.com. Including corporate questions, which also tested the teams’ knowledge outside their technical proficiency.
After a break Siddhartha Basu took the stage. To answer the million dollar
question. Who’s finally going to take control of the mouse? Eight teams
qualified for the final battle of Kolkata’s mouse drivers.
2 teams from Price Waterhouse Coopers
2 teams from Cognizant Technology Solutions
Usha Martin Telekom
ITC Infotech Limited
Usha Comm. Ltd.
In an amazing battle of wits in the next two hours, Siddhartha Basu and the 8 teams made the audience sit up. Questions like the name of the first cyber café in India or visual slides of IT legends or the name of the world champion who lost chess game to Mephisto kept the over enthusiastic audience enthralled. In an absolute mix of audio & visual rounds, the BBC Mastermind man brought out the best in the Quizzers.And if somebody felt that he drove the mouse drivers up the wall, they’are wrong. The teams surely matched up to the Basu’s fire in the finals.Although the ending was quite dramatic with a tie breaker between Usha Martin Telekom and Cognizant Technologies Solutions fighting for the second place. The Calcutta quiz lovers could not have had it better.
What started as just a forum for the IT industry in Kolkata ended as one ofthe grandest shows. With the audience picking up prizes from the Oberoi Grand, Bhuvaneshwar and many others. And who bagged the first prize of a ticket to Paris from Air France and a PC. It was Compaq Computers (I) P.Ltd. Usha Martin Telecom won the second prize of a ticket to Singapore along with free stay from Cox & Kings. Cognizant Technologies
Solutions, the second runner-up walked away with a Aiwa music systems and a Command cell phone. Not to forget the loads of prizes from Allied Publishers, Rolex Opticals and Book Stop.
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