Summary of all activities for the year 2012
• The year started with a hands-on session on HTML5 by Raghavendra Tungaturthi, an SDET, BITS Pilani Instructor. 30 students attended the event. The event was held on 17th Feb 2012
• Another hands-on session on Python on 28th of Feb. The speaker was Sreeraj, SDET instructor for Python Course previous semester. The session comprised basics of Python and slowly progressed towards complex things. Approximately 40-50 students attended the session.
• Popularization of free online course on Power Searching by Google - Googling tips and tricks in association with our GSA. The activity began around 14th of September for the course beginning on the 24th of September. We received a great response from the students of BITS, judging by the number of calls and queries that we received for the course adding to the number of students who successfully completed the course.
As part of GDG Devfest, we organized three events, viz.,
• On the 21st September the first event, WebWizard, started. This was a 52 hour online Web Designing Event. The participants were asked to design a website. The participants were required to integrate any number of Google APIs (such as maps, translator, picasa, youtube, calendar, spreadsheet, G+ share, app engine and many more) and other features into their website. Bonus points were awarded to the team who made their websites open source on Google Code. A total of 70 enthusiastic teams registered for the event. Out of which 3 teams were awarded with goodies from Google.
• 22nd September: DesignOManiac, was also an online event spread over 24 hours. It was an Android based app design event, wherein the back-end JAVA code was provided delivering the basic functionality. A Tic-Tac-Toe game was chosen for the same. The most intuitive and innovative UI layer created was given the prize. This event giving a very different development platform received a hearty welcome from the participants and the BITSian crowd. Around 40 teams participated in the event.
• 23rd September witnessed Seekathon, a fun event for all. This was based on the format of a treasure hunt. It had 6 rounds with a Google flavour to it. Participants were to use Google Android Scanner, Google maps and other such Google services. A particular round Pikconnect was based on Google Images, and yet another crossword round that had its answers as the popular Google technologies. With 35 teams participating for this event with 2-5 members in each, this was one of the most engaging events as