ER&DCI Institute of Technology
Thiruvananthapuram India PIN-695033
Academic Wing of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Thiruvananthapuram
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ER&DCI Institute of Technology conducted its flagship technical festival TECHFIESTA’19 on May 3rd and 4th at C-DAC Campus Thiruvananthapuram. The event comprised of HAXXWORKS conducted by Department of Computer Science and VESQRIOZ conducted by Department of Electronics and Communication. The event witnessed a multifarious group of attendees ranging from school students to working people.

The inaugural ceremony started by 9.30am on May 3rd at Amphi-theatre inside CDAC Campus. The welcome speech was delivered by Mr.Sunil Kumar I.N., Principal, ER&DCI-IT. Mr. Sasi P.M.( Director,CDAC Thiruvananthapuram), inaugrated the event. Mr.Bhadran V K (Scientist G, Group Head, Education & Training Group) gave the audience a brief overview of the event.. Dr. Ravikumar P, (Scientist G, HOD Computer Science ER&DCIIT), Ms. Ananthalakshmi Ammal R(Scientist-G, Group Head, Cyber Security Group), Mr.Krishnakumar Rao S(Scientist F,Group Head HDG) were distinguished Guests of Honour. Vote of thanks was delivered by Padmakumar P, Project Engineer (Also Mtech student, ER&DCI-IT)

HAXXWORKS was designed to promote out-of-the-box thinking, knowledge and skills. On May 3rd a workshop was organized as 2 sessions – ‘Stepping stones of Ethical Hacking’ taken by Vivekchandran, Senior Engineer, Tata Elxsi Ltd and ‘Know-how’s of Capture The Flag competition’ taken by Navaneeth Krishnan Karimbil, Cyber Security Analyst, TCS (Also an active volunteer of Cyber Dome, Kerala). Both speakers are alumni of ER&DCIIT. On May 4th a CTF Competition was conducted by Team Outhackers, the CTF Team of ER&DCI Institute of Technology, with prizes worth 7k.

VESQRIOZ was a two day workshop that focuses on electronic product design and System on Chip(SoC design). The speakers of the workshop were Prakash Rosayyan, Principal Engineer, ITNS Group, C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram and Gopakumar G, Principal Engineer, HDG Group, CDAC Thiruvananthapuram. On May 4th a line follower robotic competition was also conducted with prizes worth 6k.

The closing ceremony was held on May 4th at 5pm where Dr Alexander G (Director ER&DCI-IT, Scientist G, Group Head HSTG) gave the closing note and distributed prizes to the winners of HAXXWORKS CTF and the line follower robotic competition. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Jessita, M.Tech student, ER&DCI-IT.

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