Tech@MET - 2009
A Super Hit IT Fest
MET Institute of Computer Science held Tech@MET – a unique Intercollegiate IT Fest on February 17 – 18, 2009. This is a popular annual IT Fest which all the IT students look forward to. Over 300 students from across 25 colleges attended this mega 2 days event. Amongst the colleges that participated were Hiray, BVIMIT, SIES, Sterling, Khalsa, KJ Somaiya, VJTI, NMITD, Ruia etc.
The theme this year was ‘Magical Wizard’ – Magic with innovation and advancement of information technology. The message that was conveyed through this event was that it is Technology that creates the real magic – making impossible, a reality. Mr. Kalayan Chakravarty from Oracle University, Bangalore – the Chief Guest for the event inaugurated the Fest in the presence of leading professionals, academicians and students.
The contests over 2 days of event challenged students’ technological prowess in the existing competitive environment. Mapped with the theme, the festival featured events like brilliant Quizzes, informative Debates, Coding and Debugging, Advertising, Sudoku, Imaging, Sharp Moves, Console Gaming, LAN Gaming, Dalal Street, and Web Designing to name a few.
It was not only the fun and games, but a unique platform was created to educate students in the area of Technological breakthroughs. Keynote Speaker Dr. Rajeev Rastogi, VP – Yahoo Labs the addressed students on ’Internet Research - What's hot in Search, Advertising, and Cloud Computing’ he also discussed about how the new products are developed at the technical end. Address by Mr. Kanwal K Mookhey, Founder and Principal Consultant for Networking Intelligence (India) Pvt. Ltd. on ‘Computer Forensics – View from the Trenches a real life view of computer security incidents and their investigations’ helped students understand the IT security challenges. Mr. Waman Jawadekar, who is a renowned IT Consultant, engaged students on ‘Thinking Impossible’. These enlightening sessions were well received and highly appreciated by students.
On this occasion the Wifi and LAN enabled MET Campuses at Mumbai and Nashik were virtually connected via real time Video Conferencing facility that added a whole new dimension to the IT event. The rotating Tech@MET trophy this year was won by Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Information Technology.