What’s happening at DSC VIT — August Wrap Up!
We at Developer Student Club, VIT have been working on several tasks and I intend to sum up a lot of it in this blog!
We started this semester by following the long-standing tradition of conducting Study Jams for the fresher students! This time Study Jams are rebranded as Developer 101 where we aim to provide freshers, a well-structured start to their journey as a developer. Apart from Python, we have planned to conduct sessions on cloud technology, cybersecurity, blockchain, web development and much more.
Over 300 students registered for the sessions with just a day of marketing!
We have conducted two sessions with more than 150 students attending each of them.
Developer 101 is not just a series of informative sessions but also about helping freshers identify their field of interest and motivate them to start working on projects. Our mentors stay in contact with students to help them overcome obstacles and encourage them to bring innovative ideas to action.
Previous edition of Study Jams received 60+ project submission.
We are planning to conduct Cloudfest on 14th September to encourage conversations on the impact of cloud technologies and their usage.
Cloudfest by DSC VIT is a completely free-of-cost one-day technical conference which will kick off with keynote sessions, followed by a panel discussion and concluding with a hands-on session for the participants.
Cloudfest is boxed with a lot of surprises, opportunities to grow as a developer and f̶u̶n̶ nerdy conversations.
I am excited to share the news that Devfest 2019 is happening! Devfest by DSC VIT is a hackathon that goes forth with the aim of encouraging healthy competition in order to incubate futuristic ideas.
Through Devfest we aim to provide students and upcoming entrepreneurs, a platform to ideate, develop, brainstorm and present real-time solutions!
We have been successfully conducting Devfest for 4 years now. Devfest 2019, the fifth edition strives to bring innovative minds from all around the world under one roof!
More details here!
What is keeping our technical team busy?
DSC VIT has always believed in accessible education and we took one step ahead. We are now an instructor at Udemy! 👨🏫
Our tech team member, Angad Sharma has splendidly crafted a course on “A beginner’s guide to programming with Go”.
GetGoing: Introduction to Golang
This course will give you an understanding of how the Go language works.
The tech team has been busy developing websites for Developer 101, Cloudfest and Devfest!
They have also been working on a very interesting project! It’s a platform where anyone can upload their Snapchat story templates, hassle-free!
You can try it out here: OhSnap by DSC VIT
What is our management team up to?
The management team has been busy preparing for Developer 101, Cloudfest and Devfest. We have been working on several pre-event tasks like budget formulation, contacting probable sponsors and marketing!
We have also been busy organising weekly Developer 101 sessions! A lot of efforts goes into getting permissions from authorities, promoting the sessions and managing the unexpectedly high turnout of students on the day of the session!
What is our content team scribbling?
The content team has been formulating content for websites which are being developed by our tech team. We have also been working on brochure and email content along with content for social media posts. The content team has also been working on several blogs which will cover cloud technology, cybersecurity and monthly updates like this.
What is our design team… designing?
The design team has been working on creating designs for projects which our tech team is developing. They have also been designing a lot of posters and illustrations to go with our social media posts and blogs!
Some of our notable achievements! 🏅
We collaborated with the Local Government and Vellore’s Police Department to create an Election Application which helped in conducting smooth and safe elections. The project was named as the second-best DSC based project in the world and was displayed at India DSC Summit.
Our technical lead, Ayush’s paper has been selected for Global Appsec Amsterdam 2019 by OWASP Foundation. He has also been selected as a speaker there. In other news, our community lead, Samarth has been invited as a speaker at GDG Bangalore’s Devfest.
Follow our social media handles for regular updates and interesting posts. I heard they are doing a great job! 😉