Sunday, March 14, 2010

DSY@ CIET

 

Ever since CBEUG was formed, we always wanted to conduct an event in Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. Finally it came true on 13th March 2010. This is the 3rd DSY in Coimbatore city and 7th Dreamspark yatra event.

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This event was organized and coordinated by CBEUG female MSPs, Harini and Vinodhini and of the same college. So far in the history of CBEUG, there were no active female MSPs. But they have proved that they are not like senior female MSPs .The hospitality provided by them and the management was amazing. We had more than 375 students with a mixture of MCA, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and even Arts.

The other chief guests of this event were

Kumar Rathnam, Microsoft IDC, Hyderabad

Sundar Raman, Ex – President CBEUG

Anil Emage, Founder of Leadership Village Wayanad

Laila, Founder of Leadership Village Wayanad

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The guests were felicitated by the college Principal and HOD Computer Science.

We had planned for a full day technical event with a little bit of fun. This time along with the Dreamspark Yatra sessions we had integrated Leadcap. Where Anil Emage and Laila took a session about leadership and also how they managed to motivate the kids in their village. They shared stories of village kids of age 13 or 14 who blog and also kids who presented international seminars. This session was included so that students realize that “if village government school kids can do things like this, then why can’t City Engineering Student”

We started with the talk by Mr.Kumar on “Virtualization”. He explained how they solve real time problems and also gave demos on Virtual PC .

Immediately after that we had a session by me again on Robotics Studio. A demo of a simple programming in robot was shown.

The afternoon was a mixture of some non techii and fun stuff. We had the Imagine cup activity conducted by Kenedy. He explained about the various events of Imagine cup 2010 and also conducted a test for the students. The one who scored highest was awarded with a cash prize of Rs.500 sponsored by the college.

Then we had the leadership session by Laila and Anil, explaining all about Leadcap, Leadership Village Wayanad etc.We had a very motivating and inspiring session by them.

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Then we had Tech Gyaan Masala, which is a session on how to solve problems faced by students. It was a mixture of Deepzoom, Auto collage, Photosynth, Kodu, Small Basics, Windows writer and many other useful applications from Microsoft. They were explained by MSPs for some 10 min each. Students were very keen throughout this session and were amazed by the cool features.  IMG_0075

Again had a great experience. The time management was amazing. On a whole this was the best Dreamspark yatra we ever conducted.

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