Just like any introductory computer language tutorial would make a newbie print “Hello World” before anything, the first post on MFT blog would be called the same.
The first thought of starting MFT, a teacher rating website for Indian students, came to my mind in December 2007, when I was very frustrated over the customary computer science studies. There were times when I wanted to discuss some of the teachers I liked and some that I didn’t. I would do it the mess of the college with friends. I soon found out that it was an interesting topic that could make you chat for hours. Different students had different views about the teachers and each presented his views in a unique style. I decided to go online with this chat thread and create a forum where students would come and discuss their teachers.
Soon I involved big bro, Rahul, to get on with a domain (and the related financial matters as he is elder and earning ) and we were working on India’s first teacher rating website, MFT.
It’s a beginning. Don’t even know if it’ll click or not. But I’m glad that I am working on something I was obsessed with since childhood (web design/entrepreneurship). But I think, being a student, that students are just going to love doing it. Rate teachers. C’mon man, where else do you get to do it?
…the first known instance of the usage of the words “hello” and “world” together in computer literature occurred earlier, in Kernighan’s 1972 Tutorial Introduction to the Language B