The Department of Computer Science and Business Systems at Sri Sairam Engineering College organized a national-level Tech Fest named FESTX ’23. The two-day program consisted of six unique inter-collegiate events that aimed at promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among students. FESTX ’23 saw participation from around 150 students from various prestigious engineering colleges.
The Tech Fest included various events such as an intensive two-day hackathon sponsored by Cognizant, with 72 handpicked participants and industry-relevant problem statements given by Cognizant as well, a Project Expo, Startup pitches to Angel Investors from top firms like WeFounder Circle, StartUp TN and Youth India Foundation, and Coding & Debugging competitions.
The Inaugural event was graced by the presence of an eminent speaker, Ms RajaLakshmi Srinivasan – the director of Product Management at Zoho Corp. She emphasized the importance of innovation and explained how root cause analysis is done.
The first day of Technical Talk featured Mr Banuchandran – Associate director of Cognizant Pvt. Ltd , who provided his valuable insights and actual facts about the exponential growth of AI in the modern world , the possible risks and threats it could pose, and OpenAI ( CHAT GPT) in particular.
The Newsletter of the Department of Computer Science and Business Systems and the annual report of the department which summarized all the achievements and feats performed by the students in the Academic Year 2022-2023 was released during the event.
The key highlight of the techfest was the two-day Hackathon conducted in association with Cognizant. 26 real time problem statements were provided by CTS for which 72 handpicked participants came up with innovative solutions and implemented them with cutting edge technologies. The best three implementations were selected after an intensive screening process and were awarded with cash prizes.
Panelists and Judges from Cognizant were extremely pleased with the outcomes of the Hackathon.
Mr Rajmohan – Actor , Director, Influencer and a proud alumnus of Sri Sairam Engineering College was the Guest of Honor for the Valedictory Ceremony. He put forward his perspective on how engineers shape the world and had a jovial interaction with the students.
Overall, the event was a great success and achieved its goal of promoting coding skills in the business world.