You don't even have to be a front-bencher to enjoy this festival - stuff that you do in the last bench or while bunking classes, like using search engines, morphing photographs and smashing your way through a Counter Strike game, will do just as well.
Aurora's Technological and Research Institute is organising Quark 2010, on 8th And 9th October, at the institute's campus in Parvatpur, Uppal. This technical festival aims at being a hub for ground-breaking ideas and solutions.
Quark has competitions modeled to test the technical acumen, programming skills, quizzing expertise and coding intellect of participants. A host of new events and initiatives are being introduced this year, as under:
A paper presentation competition with prizes worth Rs. 2,000 for the winner and Rs. 1,500 for the runners-up. The preferred topics are:
Decision Making and Information Retrieval
Image Processing and Computer Vision
Security in Software and Networks
Computational Methods, Algorithms and Applications
Trends in VLSI
A poster presentation event on topics of Computer Science. Winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 750.
A project presentation on any topics. Winners get Rs. 1,500 and runners-up Rs. 1,000.
There are 5 different events under this head:
All Terrain - A robot which can cross through any kind of surface or terrain.
Maze - A robot which can come out of the maze as soon as possible with maximum points.
Robo Racing - A robot which can complete a specified track as soon as possible.
Robo Soccer - A robot which can guide the ball from one location to another location.
Sumo Wrestling - A robot which can withstand and push out the opponent's robot out of the arena.
Bing Zing - This will check one's ability to search online quickly and accurately from the immense amount of information available on the Internet. Participants will be given a set of questions to search on Microsoft's Bing, in the stipulated time.
Bluff Master - Each team will be asked to pick up a ballot in random, only one of which shall contain the Bluff Master ballot. If an honest team in the show has to win, it must expose the correct Bluff Master's team.
Foto Funia - Participants must morph the given photos, using Adobe Photoshop. The best image will be awarded.
LAN Gaming - Tournaments are conducted in Speed Most Wanted, and Counter Strike.
Mix O Mania - Students will be provided with movie maker software and videos will be provided, and a movie must be made.
Picture IQ - The event consists of multiple levels of picture-based puzzles.
Simulation Championship - Problem statements will require you to simulate some interesting real life phenomenon/hypothetical ?thought experiment' / practical problem.
Inoq - This is a technical quiz that has two rounds.
Technical Video Presentation - Students must bring a technical video and explain it, and the one with the best video and explanation will win goodies and prizes.
Please contact Jagadish R Jain at 97008-00951/ Ankit Bansal at 90000-06500 / Parasar at 99597-06989 for further details.