IGNITE 2011 - A Community Learning Initiative

Friday, April 8, 2011 to Saturday, April 9, 2011

Workshop on the Essence of Computing

In conjunction with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of Technology Calicut, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with IEEE Students Branch and CSI Calicut Chapter conducted IGNITE 2011, a two day workshop on the Essence of Computing for High School Students on April 8 and 9.The program was targeted for high school students from Government schools in  Calicut district. The program witnessed participation from 40 brilliant students from 40 different Govt/Govt aided Schools in and around Calicut. The students were introduced to the science of computing in its true spirits through active learning  sessions. The major topics of the workshop included Problem Solving Methodology, Algorithms, Mathematics and Computer Science, Distributed Algorithms, Computational Origami and Cryptography. IGNITE 2011 is a potential  beginning for a host of community learning programs over the coming years. The department hopes to conduct IGNITE as an annual event, extending its reach and scope.


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