Keralite Student Members Come Together for the All Kerala Computer Society Student Congress 2017

The Computer Society’s Muslim Educational Society (MES) College of Engineering Student Branch Chapter hosted the All Kerala Computer Society Student Congress 2017 (AKCSSC17) on October 6-9.

The event sought to create an educational and motivational hub for Computer Society members across Kerala in India. Some 190 students from more than 25 colleges attended the conference, which included workshops on smart cities, cryptography, Internet of Things, blockchain, and virtual reality, as well as presentations on entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, social media and branding, and Women in Computing. Continue…

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Get to Know Nita Patel

Nita describes herself as the black sheep of her family. While her family studied biology and medicine, she showed no interest. While growing up, if she cut herself, her sisters would want to closely examine it and look inside. She could never understand why they wanted to look inside; she just wanted to make it heal faster.  Her parents always said she thought like an engineer, trying to improve everything. With a lot of hard work and encouragement from her parents, her path was set to become one. Continue…

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Get to Know Jill Gostin

“I didn’t know much about it, but I knew it involved computers.” That’s what stuck out in my mind when I asked her how she had first become interested in computers, and she told the story of seeing computer punch cards for the first time.

Today, Jill is a Principal Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and is currently on the Society’s Board of Governors and the Membership and Geographic Activities Board as the Vice Chair for Geographic Activities. In 2016, Jill won the Georgia Women in Technology (WIT) Woman of the Year award for the medium business category (251 to 2,500) employees.

But we are skipping to the end of the story, so let’s go back to the beginning…. Continue…

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