IEEE Events report 2015

IEEE Events report 2015

  • An industrial visit was organized by IEEE Bangalore Section to Rail Wheel Factory, 18 people from UVCE had participated in the Industrial Visit.
  • A session on Practical Application of Semantic Web, Natural Language processing and Big Data by Bijil Abraham Philip, alumnus of UVCE and a graduate from University of Southern California 21st January, 2015. The talk gave a deep insight of on various tools used in the filed on Natural Language Processing and Big Data analytics. Topics like Ontologies AND PROTÉGÉ, RDF, TRIPLE STORES AND KARMA, Linked Data, SPARQL AND JENA API, NLP TECHNIQUES, CORENLP AND NLTK, APACHE MAHOUT, Neo4j, and NoSQL were also briefed.
  • The buzzer challenge was conducted to provide an exciting opportunity to design a buzzer that will be used during the Quiz contest in own college during Impetus and other fests to come in the future. Around 10 teams were shortlisted among many participated in the event and were given a deadline of 20 days to submit the working model. Winners of the event were awarded a cash prize of INR 5000.
  • On 16th February 2015, a session on Basics of Photoshop was held to teach participants more about the various tools used in Photoshop, to create posters, edit photos and much more. Basic essential concepts like handling Layers, making event posters were discussed and briefed to the participants. A huge crowd of around 70 people attended this event.
  • IDEANAUTS, A Hands-on session for making ideas actionable and to create a road map for the next steps was organized by IEEE UVCE. Ravikiran Annaswamy, Bangalore Section Chair IEEE and alumnus UVCE, was the speaker for the event. About 40 enthusiastic students actively took part in the event on 19th February, 2015.
  • Dexterous communication, an event organized by the Literary Club aimed at improving speaking and communication skill. The event was conducted on 19th of February 2015. Around 75 students attended the event.
  • WIE IEEE UVCE in collaboration with Kalari Gurukulam conducted a self-defense workshop for girls in UVCE on March 11th, 2015. The event saw a good turnout of 40 female students and a few professors who were taught basic skills on self-defense.
  • Web-designing classes for UVCEians were conducted by Tejas J, who is an alumnus of our college and a free-lancing web designer. It was a series of 8 classes spread over a month time and web technologies like HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, and MYSQL were taught hands on and assignments were given so that the attendees make the best use of the class knowledge.
  • Nihal Kashinath, Founder, IoT Bangalore was invited to talk on the topic ‘Introduction to IOT’. The talk was the first curtain raiser event of IMPETUS 15.0 which was held on 6th March 2015. 140 people attended the talk where young engineering’s were exposed to the field of IOT.
  • A two day Hands on Workshop on Embedded Game Development by Technophilia Systems was organized at UVCE on 7th and 8th March, 2015. A paid event saw a turnout of 40 people from UVCE, BMSCE, MSRIT and MVJIT. A Zonal level competition was conducted at the end of the event and winners were invited to participate in National Level at Mumbai.
  • On account of International Women’s Day Celebrations Mrs. Suguna Rajaram, Manager HR, Evolving Systems, Bangalore addressed the gathering on the topic of ‘Women Empowerment in IT – From a HR perspective’. The event was conducted in association with IEEE Bangalore Section and students from various colleges took part in the event.
  • A a talk on “Internet Of Things –The Next Big Thing” by Mr. Chandrashekar Raman, Strategy and Planning Lead, IOT GTM-EMEAR, Cisco-Bangalore And Strategic Advisor to openBerlin (Cisco IoT innovation center in Berlin). The event took place on 10th March, 2015. Mr. Chandrashekar Raman spoke on the importance of Fog Computing and explained the IOT stack and CISCO’s role in the field of IOT.
  • Android Workshop in Collaboration with YELO, a startup which works on Android was conducted on 14th March 2015. This was a paid event and around 80 students took part in the event. Basic apps which made use of torch and camera were built during the session. Co-founders and Developers of YELO addressed the gathering on the importance of Startup and how Android is used as a tool in the age of Startups.
  • A Talk on Sensor Interfaces for Internet of Things was held on 17th March. Mr.Javeed, Research Schola, IISc was the speaker of the hour. The talk was focused on how sensors play a vital role in the development and deployment of IOT apps. Sensor interfacing is a very crucial topic which was attended by around 70 people of UVCE.
  • A Science Quiz for science enthusiast was held on 18th March 2015. Topics were general and questions handpicked from various fields. A crowd of 120 people attended the quiz and the environment was electrifying.
  • A Talk by Mr Bharath GP, Software Engineer, and Microsoft India focused on the importance of Source control and Uses of GIT and GITHUB. The event was conducted on 20th March 2015. He stressed the importance of Open Source communities and contribution towards the same.
  • Sky watch was held in UVCE on 22nd March 2015. Moon, Jupiter and Venus was observed on the day. Around 30 students, 15 professors along with Principal took keen interest in the event. The event was organized by Astronomy Club of IEEE UVCE.
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop was conducted on 28th March 2015, where students got an opportunity to works on Rpi. Puneet Poduri our alumnus, presented to us the Power or python when used with Rpi. Software such as PuTTy was taught to students so that they can SSH and necessary commands and skills were briefed during the workshop. Around 50 students attended.
  • Cricket Quiz was held on 30th March 2015, which provided a platform for cricket enthusiast to share their fondness to the game. A non-technical event saw a huge participation of around 150 participants, as it was conducted around World Cup time.
  • A paper Mache Face Mask making competition combined with a Treasure Hunt, was organized by Art Forum UVCE. This event helped in the creation of few beautiful masks with IEEE logo on them. The event had a hidden motive of noticing the creativity of people in art and strengthen their digital designing skills.
  • A first of its kind, two day Quad-copter workshop was conducted in UVCE with the help of AVEON Aerospace on 4th April 2015. The workshop involved building a drone using a DIY kit was a hit. Around 60 people took part in this paid workshop.
  • − IMPETUS is our National Level Technical Extravaganza, This year IMPETUS was themed at a trending topic ‘Internet of Things’. Impetus at a glance 13 tech and fun events, 5 Flagship events, exclusive quadcopter event, 2 exclusive online events. 1000+ Footfall ,550 participants,300+ online event participants,12 curtain raisers, 4 Workshops, 7 eminent speakers,200+ Workshop participants , 4600+ Website hits and more than 20000+ request for Walstreet Online event.
  • XCode, an event which tested the programming skills of the students. It witnessed a huge participation mainly because the difficulty level of the questions was moderate and everyone could take back a new learning experience at the end. The first round was to debug code and write short programs, followed by a coding challenge on the Hacker earth platform.
  • Techno twist was a literary event modeled technically. It had three rounds namely video synthesis, Spell Bee and Just-A-Minute. All the three rounds had a hint of technical side to it.
  • Electrosurge was an event on puzzles and technical knowledge. The final round was circuit designing based on simulation. Students were acquainted to the simulation tool via a seminar a week prior to the event.
  • The manual robotics event, Bauen, looked for the best robots that could clear tasks like climb ascending slopes, pick up objects, traverse along twists and turns and find a course through breaks in the path. To explain how robots are built, a hands-on workshop was carried out in advance.
  • There were few other technical events like Dawn of the Smart Age, where participants had to build a futuristic smart city by solving challenging problems, and XOps, which tested students’ knowledge over a wide variety of field, be it technical or general.
  • Game of Drones was one of the unique and spectacular events of this year’s IMPETUS. It was a competition among Quadcopters where the drone had to complete a specified task. The problem statement was to burst three balloons at different heights, adding an additional piercing mechanism to the Quadcopters. It was a feast to the audience’s eyes. The Quadcopters were built by the students itself through a workshop on Micro-Quadcopters, which was organized as a curtain raiser prior to the fest. This workshop was organized by Avian Aerospace who have a reputation for conducting workshops on all sorts of unmanned vehicles. It covered all the basic concepts involved in building a Quadcopter and witnessed a good participation from both UVCE and other colleges.
  • An IBM Project Demo Stall was arranged at the fest where representatives from IBM’s Bluemix Team came and demonstrated their product Bluemix that is related to IoT. IBM Bluemix is the latest cloud offering from IBM which enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy and manage applications on the cloud. They started with a brief description on the new open source software. A demonstration on trending microcontroller devices like Raspberry pie was also presented.
  • XOps, which tested students’ knowledge over a wide variety of field, be it technical or general. Around 90 participants attended the event which was moderated by Vision UVCE Alumni Association.
  • SUMMIT is a Flag-ship event in IEEE UVCE’s IMPETUS, A keynote speech by Mr. Arvind Tiwary who is an IoT evangelist. With around twenty plus years of multi-disciplinary experience in Financial Services and Information Technology, his speech was more than helpful for students to consider IoT as a career option. He mentioned different projects that could be taken up in college industry were called to join in that is, Dileep Parchuri, presently working as the Project Manager at Intel Technologies, Sameet Mudbidri, Entrepreneur in Residence at GSF India, Saurav Panda, Founder and CEO of Absimpl Internet Systems. The discussion was mostly regarding the scope as well as the challenges involved in IoT and gave a brief insight into their field of expertise. The same panelists were the judges for the student parliament called Summit, organized by ECell UVCE. Summit witnessed a healthy participation from not just UVCE but other colleges like PESU, BMSCE, and SKSJTI etc. as well. Students had to come up with innovative solutions on how to make a city better and build a Smart City using IoT.
  • IEEE UVCE in collaboration with Calligo Technologies conducted Parallel Programming workshop. Members and also Non-members from the department of CSE were shortlisted for the event. Students were taught on software’s used by Calligo and where allowed to connect to servers at Calligo technologies and work on them. 60 Students took part in this event.
  • On 5th May 2015, LEXIA a fun-filled event organized by 1st Year EC people. Freshers in college are given a chance to conduct events and seniors usually take part in this event. The event was well organized and around 80 participants participated.
  • A Field Trip to TITAN industries at Hosur, was organized on May 9th 2015. Which provided students a unique opportunity to explore the production of various parts of the watch and their assembly. A batch of 40 students were a part of this industrial visit.
  • Bhaag UVCE Bhaag’ is more of a tradition than just a fun filled event. It allows college fresher to get to know about events, institutions, and people in and around their branches at college. There were around a whopping 120-130 fresher’s taking part in the event. All the participants were divided into a group of 4 people with each member from a different branch. Each team was given a clue and had to find the remaining 10 clues based on their knowledge about college. The first team to get all the 10 clues would be declared the winner and would await unfold goodies from the IEEE!
  • The event ‘FUNZO’ happened on the 20th of august. The event consisted of three rounds. The first round had two parts, firstly the memory game in which the participants were shown two slides filled with pictures and asked to note down whatever they saw on the screen, and secondly the general quiz in which they were asked 15 questions from a vivid genre of topics. The second round ‘webbed’ had three related pictures shown to a team, for it to recognize the movie. The final round was ‘hangman’.
  • IEEE UVCE along with Christ University co-hosted the Bangalore Section SYW 2015, with all support of logistics and designing of the event which was held on 28th – 30th August 2015.
  • A field trip was conducted to ISRO Satellite Centre on September 28th, 2015. 55 students and 2 faculty members attended the trip. Students were briefed about various ISRO space missions, satellites and space vehicles. A tour was taken, where we were shown various satellite parts and components, and also “Clean Room” where satellites are manufactured. Students were also informed about job opportunities at ISRO. It was a wonderful opportunity to know about an Indian organization which has achieved tremendously in the field of Space research.
  • CREATRIX was a story writing competition organized by the literary club of UVCE in association with the IEEE. It aimed at prompting creative writing as well as improving ones linguistic skill which is an essential prerequisite for a good engineer. An initial phrase “Bruce shivered, it wasn’t the cold” was given to the participants to add a twist to the event.
  • Tech Quiz On was a technical quiz conducted in the month of September, on the occasioning of Engineers day. The event saw a participation of over 100 students.
  • IEEE UVCE orientation day was held on the 9th of September 2015. About 250 students witnessed the event. The students were enlightened about various facts such as what IEEE is, advantages of being an IEEE member, events conducted by IEEE at different levels as well as activities conducted introduced. The students were given an opportunity to express themselves and ask questions regarding the IEEE. The Repcoms for the present academic year were nominated and introduced. The orientation ended with a fun activity.
  • A two day automobile workshop was organized by the IEEE on 3rd and 4th of October in collaboration with Robosapiens technologies to help provide students an insight into the world of automobile designing. All concepts were explained with the help of theory as well as special animations to ensure that the topics were well understood by the attendees. Several working models were also employed for effective comprehension of the topics addressed. The event witnessed a footfall of around 90students and was a huge success.
  • The art forum conducted an art competition on 5th November 2015 for all the art enthusiasts in college providing them with a platform to display their skills. The freestyle nature of the competition ensured that the creativity wasn’t constrained by any means. Clearly the crowd favorite this event helped create some of these brilliant masterpieces.
  • Pre Kagada Poster Making Session and Aavishkar meet: As a curtain raiser for Kagada 2015, on 23rd of September 2015, a workshop on how to make a technical poster was conducted and few examples of a technical poster were shown. Simultaneously an Aavishkar meet was conducted by the Aavishkar club. The Aavishkar club was introduced to the students and the ones who were interested in research and were willing to be a part of the UVCE research world were asked to join in. The final year students who were involved in research also addressed the students. About 75 students attended the event.
  • Kagada is the annual technical paper presentation competition organized by IEEE UVCE. It was held on 9th of October and aimed to inspire undergraduate students to take up research and promote critical thinking. The technical papers and posters were categorized under undergraduate (UG), post graduate (PG) and women in engineering (WIE) category respectively. Each category received over 20 entries, of which around 6 best papers were selected and were judged based on originality and quality. Along with the technical papers and projects, STAR conducted a basic workshop on computer for government school kids.
  • STAR Event and Food for Cause On the 9th of October 2015, during Kagada, two events from STAR and WIE together were organized. Students of 8th, 9th and 10th standard from two different government schools of Bangalore were invited to the college accompanied by their teachers. A career counselling session was conducted by the placement coordinators of the college. This was followed up by an icebreaker named Pictionary. Next a team building event i.e. building an efficient bridge was conducted. After lunch the students presented the handmade posters which they had prepared based on the theme ‘solutions to the basic problems in society’ and they were judged. Then there were led to the computer lab and a basic workshop on how to use google was held.  The day ended with the chief guest sir Sudeendra Koushik giving away the prizes to the winners of the icebreakers and poster making competition. All the students were handed over participation certificates too. On the very same day the students of the college were asked to put up food stalls in the premises of the college. As per the instructions two groups of students consisting of four members each put up two different food stalls wherein they had prepared the food on their own. The money which was collected was then given as scholarship to the deserving students of the college.
  • Mock Xtreme As a preparation for IEEE xtreme, mock xtreme, a coding competition was conducted by UVCE and NIE under IEEE Bangalore section on the 26th of September 2015. The competition went on for twelve hours and there were a set of 9 problems based on algorithms, data structures and simple logic based questions of varying difficulty level. About 100 teams had registered for the event.
  • C programming class Since ‘C’ programming is one of the basic and most useful arsenal that can be applied anywhere in the IT sector, a session on ‘C’ programming was conducted on the 5th of November 2015. All the introductory concepts of ‘C’ were covered till loops along with the execution shown. The session witnessed an overwhelming turnout of about 170 students.
  • IEEE UVCE co-hosted WIE SYMPOSIUM 2015, in collaboration with IEEE India Council AG on 7th November 2015 at Amritha School of Engineering.

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