Pune’s largest technical extravaganza, MindSpark presented by the students of College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) steps into its ninth edition this year. The theme for MindSpark’15 is aptly chosen as ‘Exploring Unexplored Timelines’, where students will showcase their proficiency to create innovative technology at the most basic level to tackle the most mundane problems. As a part of the event MindSpark conducts various workshops throughout Maharashtra. Mindspark is inspiring students to transcend not just geographical boundaries but intellectual boundaries as well.
In order to make MindSpark a bigger event and to reach out to all minds with a spark in different parts of the country, the outreach program came into being. The outreach team organizes seminars and workshops across the state of Maharashtra relating to various technical topics such as Networking, Mobile Controlled Robots, Cyber Forensics and Information Security, Automobile and Vehicle Dynamics etc. Similar workshops were organised in COEP on the 3rd and 4th October, 2015 which saw an amazing crowd. Apart from enthusiasts from colleges in Pune, a large number of curious minds from all over Maharashtra marked their attendance.
A two day workshop conducted on Ethical Hacking proved to be a joyful learning session for all computer geeks and was the biggest crowd puller. The participants had an amazing time learning about Email exploitation. Who wouldn’t want to see a car being disassembled in front of them? The Automobile and Vehicle Dynamics workshop provided this opportunity to all students.
The very educative workshop on engine transmissions and suspensions proved to be a great one. Another workshop on Internet of Things gave students a marvellous opportunity to know more about the latest findings in the disciplines of computers.
Do you feel that the memory you have in your systems is insufficient? So why not encourage the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer? With this aim in mind the workshop on Cloud Computing proved to be the best platform to grasp more information on this relatively new technology.
The workshop on Touch screen Robotics engaged students in an interactive session enlightening them about Sensor interfacing and various microcontrollers.
The workshop on Augmented Reality saw a lot of students have a great time engaging in joyful learning outside their regular classes. Gesture control, the next big thing in the world of technology garnered its own share of attention with students enthusiastically clearing all their questions related to it. Students were also provided with a golden opportunity to interact with eminent personalities from the industries who ensured the sharpening of their communication and CV writing skills. Participants had a gala time being involved in mock interviews through the Crack the Interview workshop.
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