Well, it was our 1st day at the workshop. A wonderful day with lot of inspiring lectures by Padmavibhushan Mr. R. Mashelkar, Mr. Rao, Dr. Vipin Das and others.
Well, you will find many blogs describing the day’s proceedings. But, amidst all that team forming and campus exploring, I came across John. I had heard a lot about him from my friends in previous workshops. I have had an video conference with him during my June internship. But that time it was brief. This was the first time up close with John Werner.
And guys it has been nothing short of full time mentoring, guiding and entertaining all power packed into one person, who magically keeps himself and people around him all tuned in! He keeps us all on toes and at ease, both at the same time! Firstly, there are these pictures he clicks all the time. He comes up in an instant, clicks a pic and goes away another instant. And suddenly when we think his gone, he’s back! Probably pausing our lecture or discussion – asking what we have understood. And again just when we think ‘oh, he doesn’t need to ask all this!’, he comes with a “kickass” joke to show us why a good humor is sometimes all you need! 😉
( no, not aqueous or vitreous humor, coz that ofcourse you need :p )
Wether it is briefing everyone for a schedule or thanking / introducing people, John does it with a style which I think is nothing less than a Rockstar.
Excited, inspired and all set to work on my project and come up with something cool. With John around, it will be pleasure working, I am sure! 😀
– Swadhin A. Thakkar.
VJTI College, Mumbai.