Digital Garage

Become awesome in technology & design thinking by adopting industry best practices

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If this is your first few times here, please read this page to get most out of my little site

What is Digital Garage ?

At Digital Garage, my goal is simple.  I want you to become awesome in emerging technologies, design thinking and entrepreneurship by adopting the industry best practices. The emphasis is on YOU and BEST PRACTICES part, because that’s what this is all about.


How does Digital Garage make you awesome?

Simple. I do this using 3 methods.

1. Share awesome tips, tutorials, examples, digital products, videos

Once or twice every week, I write about various best practices in technology and design. You can get these articles right into your inbox by subscribing to my blog.

So far, I have published 16 articles on emerging technologies and design thinking. The stats are encouraging – please refer table below. Your support has been fantastic! Thank you!

Visitors1709+
Views25835+
Shares861+
Engagements (Likes, Comments, etc.)590+
Subscribers56

Digital Products (PDF, PPTX)

PDF and PPTX on pay basis. Sample versions for free. Please visit this page for more information.

Videos

I also create and post videos on these best practices on Digital Garage YouTube Channel. Please subscribe to this channel if you want to learn by video.

2. Run onsite and online courses

My mission is to provide high-quality education at affordable price

Onsite

I have delivered 17 sessions, 9 hands-on workshops, 5 hackathons on design thinking at corporates and academia institutes. Check out the list.

If you’d like to have an onsite training engagement, please feel free to reach out to me at ramesh.chandak@live.com.

Online

Learn about the fundamental principles, strategies and tools for design thinking in my Udemy course (8521+ students, 3.71/5, check out the excellent reviews).

All Udemy courses are online and self-paced which makes them perfect for both students and working professionals. There’s a lot of good knowledge packed inside this course, so hesitate no more! You get lifetime access to all video lectures plus downloadable resources.

If you’d like to have an online training engagement, please feel free to reach out to me at ramesh.chandak@live.com.

3. Consulting onsite and online

I am happy to assist you on a consulting basis. This can be done onsite or online, short-term or long-term. My key skills and characteristics include –

  • Growth mindset leadership & hands-on technical program management
  • Data and design thinking driven analysis & problem solving
  • Passion for community building, hands-on technical & Business evangelism (articles, blog posts, eBooks, courses, videos, sessions, workshops, hackathons, etc.)
  • Exceptional collaborator delivering win-win for ecosystem
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization skills
  • Tools & Technologies – Office 365, Azure, .NET, ASP

If you’d like to have a consulting engagement, please feel free to reach out to me at ramesh.chandak@live.com.

Who runs Digital Garage?

This is run by Ramesh Chandak.  I am hoping to make this a thriving community of passionate learners and sharers.

About RC

My name is Ramesh Chandak. You can call me RC 🙂

A seasoned thought leader with 30+ years of global experience in technical content strategy, development, editing, evangelism & program management. 

Co-authored 17 books (including 4 best sellers), 24 articles, 5 courses & edited 14 books for publishers like John Wiley, Coriolis, Que, IDG, Jamsa Press. 

  • Oracle8 Bible
Oracle8 Bible
  • IIS 4 Exam Cram
IIS 4 Exam Cram
  • IIS 4 Exam Prep

Pioneered a strategic outreach program in collaboration with engineering, sales & marketing. This One Microsoft India program drives Azure consumption by evangelizing insider’s view of business & engineering best practices on how Microsoft run its digital transformation in HR, Finance, Legal & other domains. Average revenue influenced $110M/year for 5 consecutive years (Total ~$.5B).

Institutionalized the practice of design thinking across 7 business units of Microsoft Engineering India while improving usability of Microsoft’s internal products by ~50%

I am invited keynote speaker at premier academia institutes across India, including IIT, BITS, IIIT, NIT, IIM, ISB.  I have mentored setting up Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Indore, India. 

I have been invited judge for Microsoft Imagine Cup worldwide online competition for 4 consecutive years. 

I have also been invited judge for PMI (India) National Conferences Paper Submission for 2 years.

I have won 27 awards at Microsoft and was member of Microsoft Windows team at Windows 8 AppFest held in Bengaluru on 21-22 Sep 2012 that set a Guinness World Record.

I am a graduate with –

  • Fellow in Advanced Computer Engineering from MIT (Cambridge, USA)
  • Master’s in Computer Engineering from Boston University (Boston, USA)
  • Certificate in Human Computer Interaction from IIT (Mumbai, India)

I am a lifelong learner who loves to learn and share.  I have coached and trained thousands of students and working professionals through my skills and experience. 

Connecting with RC

While I am not as social as Selena Gomez, I do have a sizable presence on latest web fads. Click on below links to connect with me on your favorite social media platform.

Once again, welcome

Thank you so much for visiting my site

I wish you become awesome in not just technology and design, but in everything else you do

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