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Android Workshop

Participants: 47
Date : 18/10/14
The workshop gave a detailed introduction to how to build an android application. This was a hands-on workshop and computers with Eclipse IDE and Android SDK preinstalled were provided to the students. The idea behind organizing the workshop was to introduce first years to the world of Android Development. At the end of the workshop, a documentary on the life and death of Aaron Swartz was screened to create awareness about creative commons, right to distribute knowledge and Free and Open Source software.

Event Volunteers: Daniel James, Kevin Joseph, Balagopal.

Linux Installation Workshop

Participants: 15
Date : 13/07/14
The workshop explained in detail how to install a Linux distribution from scratch. Concepts about mount points, swap area and more were also discussed elaborately. Further, some common problems encountered when installing it on computers with UEFI were also covered..

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. .