The Internet of Things (IoT) Festival, initiated by the Engineering and Computer Student Clubs of Mauritius, with the support of companies operating in the IT industry, will begin on Friday, 1st October, with a series of webinars.
This festival aims to introduce the concept of connected things to the participants and give them a solid foundation to build upon by experimenting with this technology. The Internet of Things is one such emerging technology that offers tremendous potential for innovation in many fields and professions.
” The Internet of Things is gaining momentum thanks to smart technologies. Students can easily gain experience with home projects because they are not complicated to use, and the components are quite affordable. They will be able to find work more easily because more and more companies offer this type of service “,” explains Irfan Ali Sabrati, founder of the IOT Festival and executive member of ACM Chapters Mauritius.
In Mauritius, the clubs involved in organizing this festival are: UoM IET On Campus, UoM ACM Student Chapter, Microsoft Student Ambassadors Mauritius, CyberCity ACM Chapter, IEEE UTM SB, IET Mauritius.
The intended participants for this series of online workshops are mainly students. Participation certificate will be awarded to participants who attended at least 70% of the festival. There will be students from about ten countries in two time periods.
” We salute the dynamism of Mauritius students in initiating this event of international scope. Naturally, FINAM supports any activity aimed at bringing students closer to professionals, especially in future fields such as Connected Objects. We encourage great participation from young people “, confirms Kimraz Mohi, President of the Federation of Innovative and Digital Activities in Mauritius (FINAM).
This festival also aims to enhance the connection between different computer clubs at the international level and the ability to better exchange between them. The international clubs participating in the organization are: Warwick IET On Campus (UK), IEEE AIAC Student Branch (Morocco), IEEE RAS Chapter – Essths Student Branch (Tunisia), Art et Metier Charlons IET On Campus (France), UDSM ICT Student Association (Tanzania), IEEE Student Branch University Of Boumerdes (Algeria), ACM Alexandria Student Chapter (Egypt), IEEE An-Najah Student Branch (Palestine), University of Southampton Malaysia IET On Campus (Malaysia), Microsoft Student Ambassadors (Hong Kong) .
This festival was organized thanks to the support of IT industry partners such as FINAM, Accenture, Clarity, SD Worx, LinkbyNet and CyberNaptics.
The “Internet of Things Festival” program includes webinars led by professionals from each discipline, a practical session and will end with a presentation of student projects. The three best projects will be rewarded. Mauritius falls at 8 pm GMT (GMT + 4).
Program topics, dates and registration links can be found below:
- “Introduction to the Internet of Things” – October 1: https://bit.ly/IntroductiontoIoT-1oct
- “Electric for IoT” – October 5: https://bit.ly/ElectricforIoT-5oct
- “Communication Protocols in the Internet of Things” – October 6 https://bit.ly/C CommunicationProtocolsinIoT-6oct
- “The Internet of Things in the Modern World” – October 8 https://bit.ly/IoTIIntheModernWorld-8oct
- “IoT Lab Session” – October 9 (The session link will be sent to my email)
- “Security in the Internet of Things” – October 11 https://bit.ly/SecurityInIoT-11oct
- Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence – October 13 https://bit.ly/IoTandAI-13oct
- “Internet of Things in Industries” – October 15 https://bit.ly/IoTintheIndustries-15oct
- “The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing/The Edge” – October 18 https://bit.ly/CloudEdge-18oct
- “Microsoft IoT Platform” – October 20 https://bit.ly/AzureIoT-20oct
- “Internet of Things Project Show” – October 25