ICTS CODESPRINT HACKATHON’19

Q. What are ‘Hackathons’?

Hackathons (also known as a hack dayhackfest or codefest) are events where participants work together on a pre-defined set of problems, intensively, for a period of a few days to generate functional code that may be encapsulated into a device.

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Think Entrepreneurship. Think IIT-B E-Summit

“E-Cell IIT Bombay is putting together a massive platform which could be the platform to create many  unifcons for the next coming years”Faisal Siddique, President South Asia and India, HTC. E-Summit short for Entrepreneurship Summit is widely known entrepreneurship and business conference across India, organized by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay. Recognized as  their annual flagship conference, it serves as a great platform for the students to interact with the professionals and vice-versa.

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Automation Will Take Over by 2030

SCADA-Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

Modern automation services help you to manage processes from AWP workstations. The compulsory presence of an interface between the user and the system is a special feature of SCADA software. The quality of SCADA software depends on the efficiency of various processes.

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Banks That Support The Fastag Toll Payment Service

With the latest developments in technology, it has become possible to build efficient systems that are beneficial for people. The introduction of FASTags is one of such efficient systems. A FASTag allows you convenience while driving past a toll plaza. One does not need to go through the related hassle of waiting in the queue or spending cash. Before moving on to the list of banks that support FASTag Toll Payment Service, let’s understand what is a FASTag.

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4 Ways Technology Is Transforming How We Do Business

In the words of the always-wise Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This sage wisdom of Ferris can also be applied to technology in business. If you aren’t paying attention to the latest tech trends, you could miss them entirely or catch them far too late. Imagine being one of the earliest brands to realize the power of advertising on Facebook or the impact of a branded mobile app.

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Fyxe: Your Technology News Fix and Provider

Technology plays a very big part in the improvement and the development that most people can see these days. It’s quite easy to communicate to other individuals no matter the distance with the major improvements with internet services and functions. As most people know, the existence of the internet has become a major thing for numerous individuals. Many rely on this not only for personal needs but for their business requirements. Companies are currently investing their time and their effort in digital marketing, which is proving to be quite successful as there are many companies out there which have succeeded with the effective use of functions.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Prepaid Phone

In the past, prepaid cellphone users often had to sacrifice the ability to get the latest and greatest smartphone in exchange for cheaper service. However, that’s not true anymore as some carriers, like T-Mobile, get top-of-the-line Android handsets and may even offer the Apple iPhone. Customers can save hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars when buying prepaid phone services compared to the usual post-paid services, which requires an upfront contract. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Prepaid Phone”

4 Industrial Design Trends To Watch For In 2017

Nowadays, design engineering is playing a much more significant role. The world’s largest organizations employ a third of design engineers and 67% of engineers are employed by startup companies. Newer companies are understanding the need for these experts in the technical field since everything that is made is designed by them through innovative technology. Continue reading “4 Industrial Design Trends To Watch For In 2017”

Entrepreneur-Friendly Tech That Lowers Business Travel Expenses

Americans take more than 405 million long-distance business trips annually, according to data from the United States Department of Transportation. Although these business trips are essential, they do cost money, which many new entrepreneurs feel in their wallets. The following four pieces of tech help entrepreneurs save money while traveling: Continue reading “Entrepreneur-Friendly Tech That Lowers Business Travel Expenses”

GOM Player – Best Software for watching Videos

Download GOM player as that is all that you may need for watching videos

If you’re an avid watcher of videos on your laptop or desktop, you must have adept knowledge on different video players. Given the popularity of VLC media player, there are people who think that this is the ace player when it comes to watching videos. But did you know that although VLC media player has a lot of features that are required to play any kind of video formats, there is an increasingly large number of people who prefer GOM player over it because the most vital functions can be effortlessly carried out by pressing single buttons. Forwarding, rewinding, increasing the volume and decreasing the same are some of the most important functions that we do while watching a movie and when it comes to GOM player, all these can be done by just using the arrow keys. Although all kinds of file formats can’t be played through this player, it certainly has some added advantages. Have a look at them. Continue reading “GOM Player – Best Software for watching Videos”

Excel cheat sheet – Tools for success

Every business uses different tools but there are also universal tools that everyone uses. Microsoft’s Excel is one of those. Due to the importance and simplicity of Excel, it has become an irreplaceable program for all types of businesses and knowledge on using it has become a requirement for most. Continue reading “Excel cheat sheet – Tools for success”

When unstoppable institutions collide with immovable bodies

Facebook, Google,  eBay and Amazon are just four of the technology mammoths who have been touted to be in a major lobbying group newly formed to protect the interests of the information technology industry, according to The Washington Post. This report has no doubt caught the fancy of many practitioners and academicians alike who watch the dynamics of the IT industry with a keen eye.

This newly formed band of super-heroes will be named as The Internet Association and plans to start operations from September. When it is launched completely, the full list of institutional heavyweights will be available for the general public, but as it stands already, The Internet Association contains some major movers and shakers in the technology industry.

While the idea is no doubt noble in spirit, what concerns me is the agenda which is not being spoken of, but is probably hidden at some level, behind the formation of such  “band of brothers”. While the group has been formed to fight regulations that impede the development of technological innovation, are we witnessing a convergence in an attempt to create and control monopolistic issues?

A monopoly can be coercive if the formation of the monopoly actively prohibits future competition and market improvement by using practices that is derived from its market or political influence. Although it is often debated whether market restrictions are in the best long-term interest of present and future consumers. While open innovation is always welcome to the “common man”, if the underlying agenda of such a group would be to protect the interests of multi-national giants to indulge in monopolistic practices “hand in hand”, this may very well be the death of the vision with which this group is being formed.

While we can debate on and on the agenda, the only tested truth source will be time. We will be eagerly waiting for the updates in this newly formed group of super-institutions on their agenda and course of action. Till then, ciao.

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This article is authored by Sayantan Ghosh. Sayantan is an alumni of Delhi School of Economics and is currently employed with a leading national bank in its policy making body. Sayantan loves to play table tennis and has a passion for photography.