ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society and has its branches all over the world. AU-CEG ACM Student Chapter is one among the most active student chapters in India.
Prodigy is a state level technical event conducted exclusively for school students by ACM-CEG Student Chapter. The main objective of this event is to promote computer awareness among the school students. And this mind-boggling event took place on August 23rd this year, for the thirteenth time. Preparations for this event started nearly a month back.
Following the inaugration, the Ruby workshop, which was an introductio to the dynamic open source programming language, was conducted by Prashant Anantharaman, an ardent Ruby lover. A lot of students attended the workshop with bubbling enthusiasm.
Then there was an interactive talk by our own alumnus and 3-D game programmer, Prakash Deivakani , who opened up about his experience in the gaming industry, accentuating on the real-time application of mathematics and physics in gaming!
Other events which were a major attraction were the General Quiz, Cyber Quest and Idea-Sandbox - an event to showcase your out-of-the-box thinking.
The Schoool of Prodigies award is given to the school which gets the maximum number of winners, finalists and participants. And this year, TVS Matric. Hr. Sec. School took home this prestigious award.
A former student of this school, who is now a fresher at SRM university told that he had attended this event for all four years, from ninth grade to twelfth grade and was a consistent winner in all the contests held. He also added that he now owns a start-up. He spoke about how Prodigy was an inspiration for him and how his base ideas for the start-up evolved from all that participation and winning! Now, isn’t that a really proud moment for us?
The sponsor for this event was SchoolCom, a cloud based product that facilitates the school in identifying the strengths and weaknessess of every student, whose CEO and co-founder is also a proud alumnus of our college, Bhuvana Kotteswaran Rajaram. Nearly two hundred and fifty students participated this year and so it is clear that the event was a grand success!