IEEE Computer Society Weekly Sessions

Session 1

Number of participants : 50
Date : February 2
Topics Covered : Competitive Coding
Spot Volunteers : Daniel James, Kevin Joseph


The IEEE Computer Society weekly session  held on 2nd February 2016 was the first session of its kind for the freshers. They  were briefed on the vast multitudes of opportunities and benefits the IEEE Computer Society offered. The session was handled by Daniel James and Kevin Joseph.  The session mainly focused on competitive coding and  aimed at introducing students to the world of competitive coding.  Students were introduced to the online coding platform HackerRank. The session lasted for 2 hours and ended by 6 pm. Feedback was taken and decision was made to conduct a fully hands on follow up session.

Session 2

Date : February 2
No. of participants : 15
Topics Covered : Basic C++ commands and Flow of Control
Spot Volunteers : Balagopal U, Pooja M

The IEEE weekly session held on 2nd February 2016 was an introduction to the most versatile programming language CPP. The session was handled by Balagopal. The session started with an introduction to different syntaxes, commands and different  loops like if, while, do while and for. A live demo was also given. The session turned out to be very informative and knowledgeable to the attendees especially for those who were new to programming. The session came to an end by 6 pm. The feedback was amazing which included excellent reviews and request for more classes on CPP.

Session 3

Date : February 16
Number of participants : 40
Topics Covered : Competitive Coding with HackerRank
Spot Volunteers : Amal S. Raj, Sarathchandran S, Rohit , Aarya R. Shankar

The IEEE CS Weekly Session held on 16th February, 2016 focused on ‘Competitive Coding with Hackerrank’. The session was handled by Amal, Sarath, Rohit and Aarya. The session started with a brief discussion on algorithms and complexity. A brief description of Big O notation and it’s history followed. The students were introduced to Hackerrank, a famous site for hackers from all over the world to solve programming problems in different CS domains using any programming language. The students were taught how to use HackerRank. The four spot volunteers, who had expertise in one out of the 4 languages namely CPP, Python, C and Java did one program each as a demonstration. The session which saw a major participation from first year students helped them gain more idea on competitive coding. The hands on session boosted their confidence to take part in any coding competition.  

Session 4

Date : March 8
Number of participants : 39
Topics Covered : Scripting and Git
Spot Volunteers : Jayadeep K.M , Kevin Joseph, Balagpopal U, Pooja M

The IEEE CS weekly session held on 8th march 2016 was yet another good use of 2 hours
learning, inspiring and teaching. The session started with an  introduction to ‘git’ by Kevin
Joseph. Further explanations where carried out by Jayadeep and Kevin under the guidance of Balagopal  and Pooja. The concepts of ‘nodes’ and ‘commit’ were explained  next.
Hands on experience was promoted and the required codes and assistance were provided
to the students. More concepts of branch, merging, checkout, etc were taught. At the end,
Kevin gave a small introduction to ‘Google Applied CS ’ and gave all the students an idea
about the Camp that is going to be held at CET , to which almost every one showed great
enthusiasm . A feedback form was passed around, which showed great positive feedback.
By 6pm the session came to an end and everyone dispersed.

Session 5

Date : March 15
Number of participants : 39
Topics Covered : HTML and CSS
Spot Volunteers : Jayadeep K.M , Kevin Joseph, Balagpopal U, Mohammed Nisham, Vinod Kumar S


The IEEE CS weekly session held on 15th March 2016 focused on the basics of  Web Development. The session was handled by Jayadeep, Kevin, Vinod and Nisham under the guidance of Balagopal. The session started off with an introduction to HTML and some basic terms and terminologies. Basic tasks like changing background color, alignment, ordered and unordered lists, etc were taught. The concept of CSS was explained. It was a hands on session and students tried out what they learned.

Session 6

Date : March 17
Number of participants : 50
Topics Covered : HTML and Bootstrap
Spot Volunteers : JayadeepK.M , Kevin Joseph, Balagpopal U, Mohammed  Nisham, Vinod Kumar S

The IEEE CS weekly session held on 17th March 2016 was a continuation of Web Development series that was initiated on 15.03.2016. The session was handled by Jayadeep, Kevin, Vinod, Nisham and Balagopal. The session started with a recap of the previous session for those few people who had missed it.
During the session, students were introduced to the most popular web frontend design framework, Bootstrap. The Bootstrap grid system, responsive design guidelines and components were explained in detail.A live demo was also made within 15 mins using Bootstrap. The hands on session proved immensely beneficial to the attendees who were able to start building their own web sites.