- August 2 – 4, 2013
- College of Engineering, Chengannur
The IEEE Kochi Hub WIE Congress- SATVIKA was hosted by College of Engineering, Chengannur on 2nd,3rd
and 4th of August 2013. The event themed Women who make a difference–Promoting Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership aimed at providing the students with a blend of technical workshops, talks, and competitions. With a focus on bringing more women students to the limelight, Satvika also had an array of events exclusively for women.
The event began on 2nd August 2013 with the inaugural ceremony. It began with a silent prayer followed by the rendering of the IEEE Code of Ethics by Irene Susan Mathew, WIE Coordinator, IEEE Kochi Hub. Next Mr. Anil Kumar CV, Branch Counsellor, IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering, Chengannur gave the welcome address. Next Prof. V P Jyothiraj, Principal, College of Engineering, Chengannur delivered the presidential address.This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Rashmi Bansal, entrepreneur, and author.
IEEE & WIE Awareness Session
The afternoon session comprised the IEEE and WIE awareness session. The IEEE awareness session taken by Mr.Shaun Thomas gave a deep insight into IEEE, its functions, and workings. He explained its benefits, the importance of volunteering and the various facilities and opportunities that are available only to IEEE members. He advised the participants to take full advantage of IEEE and improve their technical and managerial skills to improve their career. Next, the WIE awareness session was conducted by Ms.Vishaka Khona, Ms. Irene Susan Mathew, and Ms.Nileena G S. They explained the aim, functions, and benefits of WIE and encouraged all the WIE affinity groups to conduct more activities.
The awareness session was followed by the preliminary round of Best Manager Competition.
The 55444 Hackathon was conducted with the aim to get in female developers in the community, with the hope that applications from their point of view will bring variety to the 55444 app store. In the first day, Mr. Nazim Mustafa gave an overview of the 55444 Hackathon and basic coding requirements. The students were asked to submit their ideas within the three days and their completed app within one week after the event.
First Place: Mr.Rahul Roy Mattam ( Model Engineering College Ernakulam)
Second Place: Students of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam
Third Place: Ms.Tessy Joseph ( College of Engineering Chengannur)
The “55444 TECHIE GIRL” title was awarded to Tessy Joseph, who also won the third place.
Day 2 & Day3
The next two days, four workshops -UX Workshop, Entrepreneurial Workshop, Microcontroller Workshop and Web Development Workshop were conducted in parallel for the participants.
The UX workshop was conducted with the aim of helping developers create their own designs for their apps, websites, and software. The session was conducted by Mr.Gopikrishnan Sasikumar, freelance designer and Mr.Bipin Thomas, Microsoft Certified Professional and Software Engineer at Avanade Inc.
The power-packed first session, Introduction to Entrepreneurial Motivation was led by Mr.Christin Emmanuel George, Co-founder, and CEO of MindHelixTechnosol. He spoke about the various pre-requisites to starting a company and gave real-life examples to substantiate what he said.The following sessions were Why should students take Social Media seriously?
Web Development Workshop
The first session on Web Hosting was led by Mr.Ajin Baby, Chief Operating Officer of VeebleSofttech(P) Ltd. He handled the basics of Web Hosting and gave an insight into client-server connection and websites. The students were given tips on how to make a website and a blog.The next session was handled by Mr.Rahul Ramesh, Co-founder, and CTO of CodeyssusLabs and Mr.Melvin John, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Codeyssus Labs. They started with an introductory session into the web world. Further, the students were given guidance on how to create an HTML page followed by a coding session in HTML. Next, the students were taught how to create simulated programs. The basic concepts on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to format and style web pages written in HTML were also explained.
PIC Microcontroller Workshop
The workshop started with the introductory class by the speaker, Mr.AswinBabu. The lecture focused on the basics of microcontrollers and the Hardware stimulation software (Proteus).The afternoon session gave an overview of embedded systems. PIC microcontrollers programming was explained using Micro C.
Finally, the three days came to an end with the closing ceremony on 4th August 2013 at 2:00 PM. The chief guest of the event was Mr.Sijo Kuruvilla George, CEO of Startup Village.The event was presided over by Prof. C.V. Anil Kumar, Branch Counsellor, IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering Chengannur. AbeyEasow Joseph, Chairman, IEEE SB, CEC, delivered the Welcome address. Later, students came up with exciting pitches of their entrepreneurial dreams in the ‘Pitch your Idea’ contest having Mr.SijoKuruvilla and Mr.Arjun R Pillai on the judging panel. Mr. Paul Ansel, VSAC, IEEE Kochi subsection, also addressed the gathering.TRAILS, the IEEE CEC Souvenir remarking the Crystal Jubilee Celebrations, was released by Mr.Arjun R Pillai, Secretary, Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IEEE Kerala Section and CEO of Profoundis by handing the first copy to Mr.SijoKuruvilla, CEO of Startup Village, Kochi.