CHITKARA ACM

Events
2018

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Mental Well Being

Mind is a powerful force. It can either enslave you or empower you

ACM Student Chapter, Chitkara University on 16 Oct-2018, in collaboration with IIT BOMBAY, brought forth a sensational opportunity for all the great mindsets out there to witness the escapade involving a series of mind opening sessions MINDFLUENCE, Mental Well-Being: from Myth to Understanding, a journey full of astounding, flabbergasting and jaw dropping facts and pointers that would lead you the answers you seek from everyday subconscious inquiries you have with your own self in a simple yet effective way. 

The occasion witnessed the effervescent coverage of different arenas from Social media, Peer pressure, Bullying, Parental pressure and Society to talking about Personalities, Dating and Communication by the expert Ms. Harnoor K Bhatia, a renowned, counseling psychologist. The session, under her influential and effective way of communication, was an eye witness to the fact of inculcating in one self- Self care, self esteem, self worth and self respect thereby setting free the voice within the inner you, making you feel the transitional aura slowly sinking deep within you.

COMPUTE 2018

Chitkara University organized ACM student chapter summit on 12th October 2018 at 4:30PM – 6:30PM. 12 student chapter having 34 chapter invitees attended the summit. Summit was chaired by ACM India council members. In the summit two award winning ACM student chapter (PICT and PCCET) presented their chapter activities and all other student chapter presented their annual report through the poster presentation. Best practices of all the chapters were highly appreciated by the council members and discussed the future activities of student chapters. ACM India secretary and COO motivated the chapters to take the benefits of special grant provided the by the ACM. Following chapter participated in the summit:

  1. ABES ACM student chapter
  2. ABES ACM – W student chapter
  3. Chikara ACM Student chapter
  4. Deen Dayal Upadhya ACM student chapter
  5. FISAT ACM student chapter
  6. IIIT Bhubaneswar ACM student chapter
  7. Manipal University ACM student chapter
  8. MNM Jain ACM student chapter
  9. PCCET ACM student chapter
  10. PICT ACM student chapter
  11. SCSVMV ACM student chapter
  12. Symbiosis ACM student chapter

COMPUTE started off in 2008 as an annual conference of ACM Bangalore Chapter to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of information management and knowledge services. COMPUTE 2018 was the 11th edition of the conference. In addition COMPUTE 2018 featured a panel discussion session and two tutorials, one each for faculty and students.

AWS Workshop

A little progress each day adds up to big result

ACM Student chapter, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has organized a 2 Days workshop from 30th August 2018 – 31st August 2018 for BE students. Workshop was based on the topic “Amazon Web Services”. Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals,companies and governments.Mr. Shubham Sharma was the resource person for the workshop.He gave excellent inputs and his dedication towards the students made this workshop an another successful eventuality.

80 students participated in the workshop. Workshop was very interestingand student worked on AWS platform and learned many AWS services like sentimental analysis, speech to text conversion.

Expert talk on Cyber Security

Many things in life can be safely ignored but ignoring Cybersecurity Safe Practices is an open invitation for disaster.

ACM Student Chapter, Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized an Expert talk on WLAN Security and Cyber Security presented by Mr. Guru Raj (Young Scientist awardee for International travel Grants from ITS-SERB,DST,Government of India in December 2016) on 30/8/2018.Students were found very interactive with the speaker. They got great knowledge in the field of WLAN and Cyber Security.There was also a hands-on session on Cyber Security after the expert talk in which selected students get the opportunity to know how things happen in the field of Cyber Security.
The overall outcome of the event was excellent. Students participant in the talk and hands-on session actively.

FDP on Programming & Logic Building

ACM Student chapter, Department of Computer Science, has organized a 6 Days( 18th June -23rd June) Faculty development program in association with Codechef ( A Directi Company). Session was delivered by Mr. Arjun Arul, ( ACM ICPC world finalist). He guided faculty members on competitive programming & logic building using Data Structure and Algorithms. Session indeed was excellent and quite interactive. The way of teaching the topics sequentially had been very effective. All the topics covered were enough to boost up coding level.

20 Faculty members have participated from Chitkara University. Full day lecture consist of 3 hours theory and 3 practical sessions .Overall the session was fun, challenging, exciting and helped to explore new dimensions.

Evening Classes on App development

ACM student Chapter, Chitkara University in collaboration with Google Education organized its six days workshop on ‘App Development’. Twenty two students participated in the workshop. The six day workshop unpacked what constitutes great learning concepts of CS to gain hands on experience in the field of App development. This workshop comprises 6 day evening classes starting from 4th april 2018.

Workshop includes Applied CS skill course with the help of projects like ‘Scarne’s Dice’ and ‘Binary search tree and AVL’. Major takeaways from the workshop were the understanding of desirable practices in App development and looking forward to code with greater confidence.Under the guidance of Mr Saravjeet the workshop was organized by Shalvi Saxena and Hitesh Bansal (Member of ACM chapter).

Industrial Visit to NITTTR, Chandigarh

ACM Student Chapter of Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized an industrial visit to National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research(NITTTR), Chandigarh on 29 March 2018. Three faculty members of department and 37 students of ACM visited the site.

NITTTR had hosted an international conference with delegates from all over the world. The Chief Guest for the conference was Dr A.R Rao, Director NIPER Mohali. Dr BiplabSikdar (National University of Singapore, Singapore) , Dr. MD Mamun (UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia) and Prof S.S. Pattnaik (Director-NITTTR, Chandigarh) were some of the delegates that attended the conference. There were four different talks on Future of Technology and Cyber Security.

CODATHON

ACM , IEI and IEEE organized a coding competition under the University Fest ‘EXPLORE’.  32 teams took part in the first round of the competition while 25 teams were present during the second round. During this event students got the idea of how to get into coding competitions. These kinds of events are meant to make the students analyze and ideate in carrying out various projects in association with respective industries.They were given freedom of choice of their own programming language.
The first round was a pen paper quiz which had questions from all languages. The second round was a coding competition, in which only one member could code at a time and the partners were switched periodically.

The 1st prize of 3000/- was bagged by Guneet Garg and Ayush Singla. The 2nd prize of 2000/- was bagged by Yatin Sindhi and Vinayak Pahuj.These events give students some idea about how to tackle unseen questions in field of computer programming.Administrative

Speak To Lead

ACM Student Chapter,with the help of Wishfie organised the debate competition ‘Speak To Lead’.students from all over India participated in the event which had it’s 1st round on line and 2nd round at Chitkara University.

The first round was an on line round. In it the participants had to install the Wishfie app from the Internet and based on the topics provided, had to click one video of them expressing their opinion and post it on the app. A team of highly skilled and experienced faculty poured their expertise and evaluated all the videos .The second round was an of site round. The selected 12 students, who made it to the finals, were given a random topic and were given 2 minutes to present their viewpoint on that topic. The judging panel consisted of Ms. Mandeep Kaur , department of Inlingua, Chitkara University and Mr. Pankaj Garg, an experienced professor in the field of Mass Communication. After the intellectually stimulating final round, the winner was announced and was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 4000. And the runner up was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 3000. ACM Student Chapter, provided the much necessary stage and made itself a part of an intellectual as well as an informative discussion which the participants were an integral part of.

Honorable Mention Chapter Award

With a great vision and a great team, ACM Student Chapter, has received Honorable Mention Chapter Award in ACM India Annual Event on 17th Feb 2018. ACM India annual function was held in Nagpur. This award has been the result of active participation in the ACM India activities, great community service and a highly skilled team working together to make computing a hobby rather than a profession among the youths. In past years, Chitkara ACM chapter organized many national and university level events to provide benefits to students and society. Few of the highlighted events are ACM- W Hackathon (for girls only), CS Pathsala workshop, CS Curricula workshop, Activities related to Swachta abhiyan and national unity, activities by ACM member for the betterment of society. ACM Student Chapter would like to thank all its student as well as faculty members for their never ending support.

Following Member of Chitkara ACM chapter participated in the event:

  1. Saravjeet Singh (Faculty Advisor, ACM Chapter)
  2. Harshit Jain (President, ACM Chapter)
  3. Harshwardhan Saini (Chair, ACM chapter member)

MOBILE DEVELOPER DAY

Developer Student Club organised “Mobile Developer Day” on 3rd February in association with IE(I), IEEE CIET SB and ACM Chapter. The one day event provided an insight into two upcoming technologies – 

  1. Progressive Web Apps(PWA)
  2. App Monetization with AdMob

The session on PWA’s was conducted by Kumar Gaurav Garg, a Technical Solutions Consultant at Google. In this session, students were versed with the need of PWA’s in the technical industry and were also given a hands- on session on how to create a Progressive Web Application.

The session on App Monetization with AdMob was conducted by Mr Vikash Rana, Sr. Android Developer at Mobile Web Pixels, Being a specialist in this field, Mr. Vikash guided the students on how to integrate ads in their apps using AdMob. The entire workshop provided a hands-on experience, where students built and used the AdMob platform in their own apps. Overall session was really productive and informative.

CLASH OF GEEKS

It’s not really about the competition. Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself. You’re often racing against time. You’re frequently running everything through your mind. It’s not really the person next to you that you worry about.

These captivating string of words remodelled themselves as the centre piece of every mind, and nerves became the focal point, as clock ticked on in lieu of ”Clash of Geeks”, conducted by ACM Student Chapter, on 25th January 20.The event witnessed 25 highly skilled and motivated teams slugging it out in the finals of six-hour codefest, by making it through a barrage of 53 teams via an online screening round, which was conducted on 23rd January, 2018. The test consisted of a plethora of questions, which not only gave an opportunity to every applicant to test their proficiency in C and C++, but also enabled them to test their mental strength.

At the end of this challenge, the mega-prize of Rs 3000/- , certificates and a set of trophies, was claimed by the team of Guneet Garg(Roll No-1610991310) and Ayush Singla(Roll No- 1610991212). While the runners up award of Rs 2000/- belonged to the team of Vipul Popli (Roll No-1610991967) and Kunal Pahwa (Roll No- 1610991473).