Monthly Archives: April 2013

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CODESTREAK coding event report

Venue: Prelims: EC Seminar Hall

               Finals: Programming Lab

 

Participants:     60

 

As part of the IEEE Best fresher competition, IEEE CS CET conducted “CodeStreak”, a C/C++ coding event. The aim of the event was to identify the best incoming student in coding in order to encourage them to improve their coding skills in the future and to make them a part of the core technical team in the college, right from the start.

A written preliminary test was conducted of which 6 finalists were chosen. The finalists were given problems that involved lateral thinking and had applications to the real-world. All the finalists performed brilliantly and most of them solved all the problems within the stipulated time. The winners were chosen by judging on the efficiency of the code, output obtained, optimizations done and documentation of the code.

The winners of the event were: Revathy (CS) and Aswin PJ (EC).

OS expo From Computer society

Dates: March 7-10
Venue: Dhwani Reception Hall

With the objective of promoting the use of Free and Open Source Software, IEEE CS CET held an OS Expo as part of Dhwani-2013, the annual inter-collegiate cultural festival of College Of Engineering, Trivandrum.

Many versions of FOS Software were kept on display throughout the four days of the fest. Our volunteers, Mr. Rohan Reji, Mr. Mathews Joy and Mr. Kevin Martin of IInd year CSE, explained the various features of the different versions of the software on display to the visitors. A Freedom Toaster, a machine containing all the Free Software, was brought in, with the help of Zyxware Technologies, Techno Park, Trivandrum. The Freedom Box enabled the visitors to take home the open software of their interest.

The OS expo was an eye-opener for most of the visitors as they opined that they were getting to know about Free And Open source Software for the first time. They were very happy to take with them  some of the OS as well.

Mr. Arun Joseph. of IInd year CSE who was the lead in-charge of the Freedom Box, put forward a very efficient team and did a great job. The Freedom Toaster is now on display at the Technical Library of the college. .

Prizes 2013

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  • Rahul – REM Scholar
  • Kiran,Akhil VB – 1st paper presentation cec wie
  • Anand R, Kiran – 1st paper presentation Aagneya
  • Osheen,Edwin,Aswathy- 1 st paper presentation Bartonhill
  • Osheen,Edwin,Aswathy- 2nd paperpresentation Yagnadhruva
  • Anand R, Kiran – 2nd project presentation Aagneya
  • Kiran, Venkiteshwaran – 1st eYantra Robotics Competition – IITB
  • Arathy Anil-2nd Quiz by Economics Dept Womens College
  • Arathy Anil-3rd Quiz Nakshathra @Saintgits College of Engineering
  • Arathy Anil-3rd Quiz Kerala University Kalolsavam
  • Arathy Anil-1st Tech Quiz, Impulse @Muslim Association College
  • Arathy Anil- 2nd Debate , Impulse
  • Arathy Anil- 2nd S&T Quiz, VKCET,Parippalli.
  • Anish Ramachandran- 1st Xplore Treasure hunt, IEEE Computer Society

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH INDIAFRICA: A SHARED FUTURE

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH INDIAFRICA: A SHARED FUTURE
theIdeaWorks invites students from Schools/ Universities/Professional Institutes to Intern with theIdeaWorks for the INDIAFRICA: A SHARE FUTURE programme .
About INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future
INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future is a dynamic platform to engage young people in Africa and India through contests, fellowships, events, collaborative projects and cultural exchanges. INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future featured 4 contests in its first edition –Business Venture, Photography, Poster Design and Essay Writing; as well as the YOUNG VISIONARIES Fellowship Programme for young entrepreneurs from India and Africa.
INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future is conceptualized and run by IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt Ltd, a communication design and strategy firm that specializes in Public Diplomacy , Nation Branding, City Branding and Corporate Identity Campaigns.. The initiative is supported by the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and leading academic institutions in India and Africa.
Job Description
You would be required to aid and assist in the research and development activities of INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future in the African and Indian Countries. The key responsibilities would be as follows:
Key Responsibilities
Research activities for INDIAFRICA, in India and Africa
Assist with mailings to institutions in India and Africa.
Compile contact lists of various Institutions and Organizations in India and Africa
Create or update various databases
Screen Phone Calls
Coordinate the meetings with various heads of Institutions or Individuals.
Requirements
Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be a high school graduate. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Only intern’s proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply.
Internship Duration
Minimum Period -1 Month
Maximum Period- 3 Months
While no payments will be made to interns, a stipend will be provided to cover the costs for public transport.
A Certificate will be provided on successful completion of the Internship.
Contact
Uma Shahi
Phone – +91 9910001985
Email – uma@theideaworks.in.

What is Google Glass?

Google Glass is an attempt to free data from desktop computers and portable devices like phones and tablets, and place it right in front of your eyes.

Essentially, Google Glass is a camera, display, touchpad, battery and microphone built into spectacle frames so that you can perch a display in your field of vision, film, take pictures, search and translate on the go.

The principle is one that has been around for years in science fiction, and more recently it’s become a slightly clunky reality. In fact, the “heads-up display” putting data in your field of vision became a reality as early as 1900 when the reflector sight was invented.

 

Google Glass: what you need to know
Google Glass options

 

Google Glass uses display technology instead to put data in front (or at least, to the upper right) of your vision courtesy of a prism screen. This is designed to be easily seen without obstructing your view. According to Google the display is “the equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away”. There’s no official word on native resolution, but 640 x 360 has been widely mooted.

Overlaying data into your vision has obvious benefits; many of which are already functional in Google Glass. Directions become more intuitive (although it sounds like there is no GPS on board so you will have to pair it with your phone), you can view real-time translations or transcriptions of what is being said, and you can scroll through and reply to messages – all on the fly.

 

Google Glass: what you need to know
Google Glass – certainly capturing plenty of attention

 

The embedded camera obviously does not need a viewfinder because it is simply recording your first-person perspective, allowing you to take snaps or footage of what you are actually seeing.

Any function that requires you to look at a screen could be put in front of you.

Controlling this data is the next neat trick. With a microphone and touchpad on one arm of the frame, you can select what you want to do with a brief gesture or by talking to the device, and Google Glass will interpret your commands.

Google Glass can also provide sound, with bone-induction technology confirmed. This vibrates your skull to create sound, which is both more grisly sounding and much less cumbersome than traditional headphones.

What can Google Glass do?

As well as Google’s own list of features, the early apps for Google Glass provide a neat glimpse into the potential of the headset.

As well as photos and film – which require no explanation – you can use the Google hangout software to video conference with your friends and show them what you’re looking at.

You’ll also be able to use Google Maps to get directions, although with GPS absent from the spec list, you’ll need to tether Glass to your phone.

To do that, Google offers the MyGlass app. This pairs your headset with an Android phone. As well as sharing GPS data, this means messages can be received, viewed on the display, and answered using the microphone and Google’s voice-to-text functionality.

Google has given its Glass project a big boost by snapping up voice specialists DNNresearch.

That functionality will also bring the ability to translate the words being spoken to you into your own language on the display. Obviously you’ll need a WiFi connection or a hefty data plan if you’re in another country, but it’s certainly a neat trick if it works.

Third parties are also already developing some rather cool/scary apps for Google Glass – including one that allows you to identify your friends in a crowd, and another that allows you to dictate an email.

The New York Times app gives an idea how news will be displayed when it’s asked for: a headline, byline, appropriate image and number of hours since the article was published are displayed.

 

Google Glass: what you need to know
Google Glass – another reason not to miss your flight

 

Other cool ideas include a air carrier’s suggestion that you could haveflight flight details beamed to you while you are waiting at the airport. Basically, the sky’s the limit..