A technical event, Tic-Tech-Toe (Hackathon) was conducted by IEEE IAS SB DA-IICT in the month of October. It was a 36 hour coding event where the registered group of participants had to present a solution to the problem statement given by different companies. The theme for this Hackathon was ‘Smart Cities’. Different groups presented the solution in varied manner, some by preparing websites, some through apps or some through hardware projects. It was amazing to see people and their dedication towards making their city a smarter place to live. At the end of 36 hours, awards were given to different groups in various categories. It was a very successful event and the participants bagged a lot of memories with them!
Python workshop organised by IEEE IAS SBC DA-IICT was a 2 day event attended by 226 participants from various colleges like Nirma, LDRP, LD, GEC-Gandhinagar, Indus etc. Speakers for both the days were Mr. Smit Thakkar and Mr. Jaysinh Shukla. Constantly assisted by volunteers, first day of learning was fun-filled yet weary where students installed the necessary libraries and softwares and learnt the basics thoroughly.The topics of learning advanced on the second day.The teaching session was followed by felicitation of Speakers, a memorable group photograph and a pizza treat for hungry participants. The two-day workshop ended successfully with an unexpected number of enthusiastic participants who stepped out satisfactorily.
IAS IEEE Student Branch of DA-IICT had organized a visit to Punsari village, located 75 km from DA-IICT, awarded 'Best village of Gujarat' and 'Best village of India' in 2010 and 2014 respectively is one such place. 40 students from all four years altogether visited the village. An interactive session with the Sarpanch was held where he gave a speech which was followed by questions from students and a documentary of the success of village. Students visited village’s own RO system plant. This town arranges awareness camps and sessions for the people so as to equip them with the new technologies and facilities they are provided with and how they are meant for the betterment of the people. The village isn't inspired from any other village or city, but had its own road-map of development. Also the village has constantly opposed establishing any industry or project that takes away the essence of a village, making people understand the difference between a smart city and a smart village. Students had a fantastic trip and came back with light memories and an introspection that was long-lasting.
IEEE IAS SB chapter DA-IICT organized a talk on ‘Where Engineering leads?’on 1st April 2016 at 5 pm in conference room, CEP. Mr.Hakimuddin Ali - Managing Director and BU Head - India, South Africa and Middle East, Caldreys Refractories Ltd. was the speaker for the evening.He was accompanied by Prof.Dr. Anil Roy and Mr. Gaurang Shah who supported IAS in organising the talk. The speaker emphasized on three major points - the need of quality experience to tackle the real world problems, having ‘EQ higher than average IQ’ and the third being ‘Invest in yourself’. The session ended with a few questions by our future engineers which he answered tactfully with his experience and knowledge. In this world where we hear ‘No’ and ‘Don’t Do’, he advised us to come out of it and do what you decide to, not listening to the negative storytellers.