Ordinateur, the Computer Science Society of Hans Raj College, organised their annual tech symposium on the 21st and 22nd of January.  Under the theme of Silicon Valley, these people tried to create a replicated miniature of the Silicon Valley. Hand-made logos of different organisations were seen hanging as decorations. Students wore ID-cards which displayed tags like CEO, Legal Heads and various other posts under their names unlike the regular ones.

This two-day fest started with Herald, an interactive session of learning with the students. The invited speakers were Dr. Sunil Kumar Muttoo, HOD, Department of Computer Science, Delhi University; Mr. Chiranjeev Singh, an alumnus of IIM-A, Academician; Ms. Nishi Aggarwal, Manager, ICT Practice at Evalueserve. This talk was conducted in two sessions and ended on a successful note with students and all other participants gaining creditable knowledge from the event.




The second day witnessed the inauguration of the first edition of society’s magazine under the name- Bitwise. The inauguration and welcoming speeches were followed by all the competitive events which included both, technical and non-technical events. The list of events had, ‘Technologically Challenged’- the tech quiz where both, prelims and finals were conducted to choose the winner; ‘Colloquy’- the group discussion and debate competition where participants were seen putting across their thoughts on topics relating to Facebook’s Free Basics initiative and many others; ‘Webapocalypse’- the web-designing event; ‘Montador’- the PC assembling competition; ‘Ludophilia’- a collection of informal events such as Logo Tambola, Golgappa eating competition, etc. Along with these, participants enthusiastically took part in the poster-making competition, logo designing competition, treasure hunt and others.

“The fest was a success in our eyes and we hope that the students took away something valuable from all the events they participated in. The whole team of our students worked really well and I am glad it turned up this way”, said Baljeet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department.

Students of different colleges were seen taking part at Cynosure. Institutions included Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Amity University, Keshav Maha Vidalyay, and Modern School among others.

The prize distribution ceremony followed, where Dr. Rama, acting principal, Hans Raj College came and presented prizes to the participants. Prizes in both cash and kind were offered.

Shaurya Sahai

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