First time I heard this word from my super seniors – the batch of 2001 (ours was batch of 2004). I don’t remember if it was Siddharth Khosla or Ashish Rana or Sandeep Hira but I was told that WATSDAMO is the logo of B.Tech., Punjabi University.
WATSDAMO means –
WE ARE THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF
It is the famous phrase taken from The Tempest from William Shakespeare.
This one word has always been inspiring all the B.Tech. ians throughout the years and has been like a mantra to them.
One person that I can think of after myself, who has always been promoting (I couldn’t find any better word) WATSDAMO is the one who is the only other guy from my alma-mater owing a personal website. He is Siddharth Khosla aka sidkhosla (yes just the way it is netgautam for Nitesh Gautam 🙂 ) who owns sidkhola.com (He had a full fledged developed personal website over this domain sometime long back in past but somehow, this website has been brought down and now all you can see is a landing index page hosted over free hosting service provided by Office Live).
Later in history of our batch, we organized a tech-feast in Punjabi University for first time in 2003. It was named TechDisha and the logo was one of my suggestions (which made me happy 🙂 ). It is pretty obvious but was a bit transformed –
WE R THE STUFF
DREAMS R MADE OF
And now there are different landmarks of WATSDAMO which are scattered over Internet here and there and all are created by alumni of B.Tech. ians from Punjabi University – which makes feel proud somewhere in heart if you are a DCSE alumni.
And while I was searching for landmarks, I landed over a video at YouTube titled WATSDAMO and it was of those great guys of 2004 B.Tech. batch roaming in NewYork. I am embedding the video here for just a reference sake (nothing special to look out but Jaggi, Siddharth, Mr. Handa and Karan Sood) –
I know, it is quite random post but I thought of posting the history and marks of this logo because today I was complimented over WATSDAMO logo while I was wearing TechDisha 2003 T-Shirt. Emotional memories of of Alma Mater – they drive you crazy at times.