15th COMSATS VisioSpark IT Event Successfully Concludes

Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of IT Wah Cantt organized 15th episode of its annual National level Mega IT event VISIOSPARK on November 11, 2017 in the campus sponsored by PSEB, CODE Informatics, PTCL, PANDA Antivirus and Intag Computers. Over 1000 students from 35 renowned universities/institutes all across Pakistan participated in ten different IT related competitions of this event. The event was a big success with such huge participation. Competitions are named as Software Project, Quiz, On Spot Programming, Code Debug, Mobile App development, Web development, Poster design, Logo design, E gaming and IT Mushaira.

Participant Universities/Institutes

KICSIT, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rwp, Foundation University Rwp, KUST, Air University Islamabad, Peer Mehr Ali Shah University Rwp, BZU Multan, CIIT Isb, CIIT Abbottabad, CIIT Lahore, CIIT Attock, CIIT Vehari, CIIT Sahiwal, GCU Faisalabad, GIFT Gujranwala, Hamdard University Isb, Preston University Isb, SUIT Peshawar, SZABIST Isb, University of Haripur, University of Gujrat, PUCIT Old campus, PUCIT New Campus, Abasyn Peshawar, BNU Lahore, Mirpur University, PIEAS Isb, NUML Isb, UET Taxila, HiTechTaxila, FAST Peshawar, NUST Isb

Opening Ceremony

Honorable Director CIIT Wah Prof. Dr. Tayyab Akram inaugurated the event and highlighted the main objectives of VISIOSPARK. He welcomed the participants, faculty and guests from other universities/institutes and appreciated their excitement of participation in different IT related competitions. He also mentioned the efforts of host institute in delivering quality education to young generation.

Software Project Competition

A large gathering was observed in this competition with an interest in the projects developed by students and presented for the visitors. The work of students was highly appreciated and considered by the judges as well as the visitors. Projects covered almost every aspect of surroundings with some of them highly up to the mark. Prof. Dr. Younus Javed, Dean HITECH University, Prof. Ejaz Gul from Foundation University Rawalpindi and Dr. Saima Gulzar Ahmad from University of Wah evaluated the presented projects.

Quiz Competition

All universities/institutes participated with maximum number of teams in this interesting and mind blowing competition. Questions were asked from different computer science related subjects and students tried their level best to give the correct answer. Gift hampers from sponsors were also given to the participants and guests during the competition. Dr. Khalid Hussain, Dean UOL Islamabad campus, Prof. M. Kamran from SUIT Peshawar and Dr. Humaira Afzal from BZU Multan were the judges.

On Spot Programming Competition

Another mind storming competition was On Spot Programming in which the participation was in huge number. Students were excited during the whole time of competition and each team was eager to give the solution at the earliest. It was a challenging and very interesting competition.

Code Debug Competition

This competition also attracted participants in large number. Students put their best efforts to win this competition. The challenging tasks given to the students were tried to be solved by each team before the other. Started after the break, this competition was completed in around 3 hours.

Mobile App Development Competition

Keeping in view the interest of students, this competition was introduced first time in VISIOSPARK 2017. The participation was countable and students used latest tools to develop the assigned tasks in allocated time. Mr. Yusuf Gill, CEO IT Link Pvt. Ltd evaluated the apps as a judge.

Web Development Competition

This competition was also introduced first time in VISIOSPARK 2017 and participants were allowed to complete the assigned tasks using tools of their own choice. Participation was also very good in this competition and it took quite long time by judges in evaluation of the web sites developed by the participants. Dr. Nabeel Asghar from BZU Multan and Dr. Saddam Altaf from KICSIT were the judges of competition.

Poster Design Competition

Students with artistic abilities participated in this competition. Posters designed by the participants were interesting and covering the main theme of assigned tasks. Students used their desired tools for designing the poster among which some of them were really appreciated by the judges. Dr. Nargis from FJWU Rawalpindi and M. Shahid Akram, Creative Head EConceptions Islamabad were the judges of both Poster Design and Logo Design competitions.

Logo Design Competition

This competition was also introduced first time in VISIOSPARK 2017. Students also shown keen interest in it and participated with countable number. They fulfilled the tasks in allocated time and presented quality work to the judges.

E Gaming Competition

Participation entries for this competition were filled before the closing date for this competition. Two games (Call of Duty and Counter Strike) were decided to be played. Students were very excited and committed for this competition and each team did its full effort to win the games. The competition decoration was best and attractive for the visitors.

IT Mushaira Competition

A large number of visitors attended this competition and enjoyed the funny poetry of participants. It was full of laughter and some poets repeated the verses on special request of audience.

Stalls

IT related stalls were displayed by CODE Informatics, PTCL, PANDA AntiVirus, Intag Computers and others. A large number of students visited the stalls and showed keen interest in different IT related products. Many items were distributed by the sponsors of stalls which created an atmosphere of excitement and interest throughout the event.

Closing Ceremony

Mr. BarkanSaeed, CEO, Vizteck Solutions and Chairman, Pakistan Software Houses Association was the chief guest of VISIOSPARK 2017 closing ceremony. He appreciated the efforts of CIIT Wah and organizing committee of VISIOSPARK 2017 on the success of such a big event. He motivated and encouraged the students to participate in such kinds of event. He also advised them to work hard for their career and survival. He emphasized the importance of IT Industry and IT institutes. He assured the students of their success in case they work hard and honestly. In the end, he gave shields to judges, sponsors, winners and runner ups.

Competitions Results

S. No. Competition Winner Runner Up
1 Software Project CIIT Islamabad CIIT Abbottabad
2 Quiz CIIT Wah BZU Multan
3 On Spot Programming PUCIT New Campus PUCIT Old Campus
4 Code debug PUCIT New Campus PUCIT New Campus
5 Mobile App CIIT Wah Foundation Univ. Rwp
6 Web Development Univ. of Gujrat BZU Multan
7 Poster Design HiTechTaxila KICSIT
8 Logo Design CIIT Wah Univ. of Lahore Isb campus
9 E Gaming (COD) Intl. Islamic University
E Gaming (Counter Strike) CIIT Wah
10 IT Mushaira CIIT Abbottabad