IntZilla showed the way, students got enlightened

Written by Avirup Basu on May 16, 2016

Introduction

IntZilla was a one day knowledge sharing tech event organized on 16th May, 2016 at the Siliguri Institute of Technology (Techno India group) which targeted the introduction of new technologies to the students. The event had a great response with an astounding presence of over 120 enthusiastic participants throughout the session. Speakers from Mozilla, Intel and Microsoft were present. The session kick started at 10 am and continued till 6 pm. The event also had three in-house speakers.

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Topics covered

The following topics were covered during the event.

  1. Mozilla Network security – Subhasis Chatterjee
  2. Mozilla FSA campaign – Anindya Basu
  3. Cloud computing – Abhishek Sur
  4. Introduction to IoT – Dibyo Ghosh Chowdhury
  5. RealSense and Hololens app development – Abhishek Nandy
  6. Voice recognition using Intel Edison – Avirup Basu

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A total of six sessions coupled with live demos were presented. The main target was to enlighten the students with these new technologies. The live demos included Microsoft Windows Azure, Intel RealSense, app development of Microsoft HoloLens and ultimately voice recognition using PocketSphinx. A lunch break of 30 minutes was provided after three sessions.

Feedback from the students

The feedback obtained from the students was positive and the most exciting part was that the students demanded more such sessions in the future with live demos and hands on workshops.

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Future events

After the first edition of IntZilla, the main focus will definitely shift to the upcoming versions. There are also plans to organize Mozilla hackathons at SIT. Beside hackathons, Intel and Microsoft may join hands to organize hands on workshops at this college.

 

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