Turing gave all the aspiring mobile app developers out there a chance to shine at TechTatva with Mobivision, which was held on Day Two of TechTatva. It allowed the participants to use their skills and experience the world of app dev. The participants were taught the basics of application development in the pre-TechTatva workshop conducted by the organisers.
Following this, they were tasked with making their application based around an innovative idea. The judges marked the apps based on their usage, design, originality, user interface, and functioning. They were fascinated and impressed by the applications created by the students. Some of these included an app for the student support team, one for taking notes, and one for food reviews.
“Mobile applications are the core of any business or solution these days, and we at Turing are proud to help students develop their skills to be well equipped in this ever-growing domain of technology. We were pleased with the quality of applications made by the participants and strive to reach out to more participants in the future,” said Mohammad Faizaan Muzawar, a core committee member of Turing. The low turnout did not bother the participants nor the organisers and witnessed some innovative and brilliant applications.
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Turing’s cryptography themed event, CryptoCup was held on all four days of TechTatva and divided into two rounds. The first being an hour-long pen and paper test, held across the early three days of the fest. The test focused on classical cryptography, cyphers and shifts. The event was expected to be difficult, but the participants showed little signs of nerves. “Apart from the classical applications of cryptography, it also finds use in cyber encryption. Sensitive data has to be encrypted to ensure its security, and this is where cryptography finds its use. We have based the second round on this,” said Ananya Sharma, the Event Head.
The second round of Cryptocup was held on the fourth day of Tech Tatva. The four qualifying teams had to encrypt and decrypt the given set of codes or cyphers in three different sub-rounds, each of forty minutes. The participants were judged on their coding speed, the efficiency of algorithm and readability of the code. After each sub-round, a team was eliminated, and the last one standing was declared the winner.
“It was great being the underdogs of the tournament. Although we faced some difficulties as we didn’t know how to code, the event was exciting nonetheless,” said Vaibhav Tahiliani and Mitul Ganguly, first-year students who participated in the event. The event provided students with an opportunity to learn new concepts and apply those to a real-life scenario.
The flagship event of Turing, Smoked was held on Day One of TechTatva. The scavenger hunt themed online event challenged the participant with multiple levels of increasing complexity assisted by hints masked in the background.
The clues were hidden in various media formats like images and videos, with each hint becoming more challenging to acquire as the game progressed. To cater to all types of audiences, the questions were based on both trivia and technical knowledge. The initial questions were generic and based on trivia and became more technical as the hunt went on.
“The turnout has been the same as last year (around 400). However, the questions have increased a little in their complexity. No one has ever managed to crack the hunt to the last level, and I think this year will be no different as well. At least, that’s what I feel,” said Mohammad Faizan Muzawar, core-committee member of Turing. Regardless of the riddles and questions that tend to frustrate and bewilder, it instilled a sense of excitement in the players and made Smoked a successful venture yet again.
Image Credits: Photography and Videography, TechTatva’19