ITrix’16 , held on the 27th and 28th of February, was the latest iteration of the national-level technical symposium conducted by CEG’s own Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The symposium saw a range of events- technical and non-technical, and of-the-moment workshops.
Technical events included coding competitions such as Code Proposal, Webtrix and Backtrack saw the participants testing their mettle in contests for internships at companies like CNSI and JusPay. Beat The Bug, where participants applied all their knowledge to debug a variety of problems, saw the highest participation amongst these events, with a whopping 170 teams competing for top honours.
Non-technical events included the signature math event, Enigma and for the first time, a speaking competition, Extempore. Prisoner of Azkaban saw 80 teams solving puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku and also involved a treasure hunt.
ITrix’s workshops saw upto 80 eager participants, covering trending topics such as the Internet of Things, conducted by IBM, ethical hacking, deep learning and virtual reality. For the first time, Akamai, one of the leading CDN and cloud services company organized a workshop on content delivery through the internet; explaining computer network concepts and how Facebook pictures and more get loaded at high speeds through their service.
On the lighter side, participants took some time off at the Gamindrome, where dozens of players could be seen furiously mashing away at games such as FIFA ’16, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Need for Speed.
ITrix ’16 was thus evidence that all the students of the IT department have been able to accomplish and conduct a brilliant symposium that saw the sharpest minds come together for two days of fierce competitive spirit and enlightening, cutting-edge techincal learning.