Topic: “Blockchain and its Applications”
Resource Persons: Mr. Vikas H. Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, Era-Swap Technologies, Mr. Soham Zemse , Blockchain Developer , Era-Swap Technologies
Conducted on: 16 and 17 January 2020
The department of Information Technology organized 2 days workshop on “Blockchain and its Applications”, for SE TE students of IT department under CSI. This workshop was intended to fill the technical gap between industrial technical requirements which is day to day changing and the academic curriculum. The department always tries to fill this gap and try to make aware the students about recent technological change in IT industry. The workshop started with inaugural speech of HOD Dr. S.M.Patil and introduction by Mr. Vikas H Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, Era-Swap Technologies. He has explained the Blockchain and its crucial terms. The 1st day session has started with introduction and he also emphasized its decentralized nature and how it differs from the conventional Server-Client architecture. He then further proceeded to inform the students the “Why Blockchain” Question. He also informed the students about the real time applications, use cases and the features of it .He further make aware about the different organizations currently involved in the Blockchain system operations. He further explained the different types of Blockchain. SinceBlockchain in closely related to the encryption, he glimpsed on the concepts of Cryptography, Merkel Tree hands on Demo. The workshop was further carried forward by Mr. Zemse. Being a Blockchain developer, he had a tremendous knowledge on the basic working mechanisms of Blockchain. He further demonstrated and instructed student on the Blockchain.
Topic: “Guest Lecture for Data Structure”
Resource Persons: Mr. Saurabh Dongare, Software Expert, Accenture
Conducted on: 21 September 2019
The lecture was conducted by Mr. Saurabh Dongare, a Software Developer at Accenture. The expert lecture was scheduled for students from second-year IT department, commenced the session by introducing the students to the crucial points like clear concepts, practice, good communication skills, and professionalism that they must pay heed to in their career. He emphasized that in the IT sector we must not specialize in any particular language. He encouraged the students to have a passion and will to learn all upcoming programming languages but at the same time have a good hold over various languages like Python, Google Go, Java, R Language. Mr. Dongare not only gave the students information but also elucidated them with his experience and how he prepared for interview round during company placement. The students were in rapt attention as he further explained the application of subjects like Data Structure and Algorithms, Database Management System which they are currently learning this semester. He assisted them to create their profiles on websites likewww.udemy.com,https:// www.coursera.org/ www.w3school.com, www.geeksforgeeks.org/ which will give the students a platform to solve more problems, learn and explore, gain further knowledge, and earn points which they can include in their resume.
Topic: “Technologies and Career Opportunities in IT after Covid-19 Pandemic” -“DevOps and Cloud Technologies”
Resource Persons: Mr. Prathmesh Lad , GEP WorldWide
Conducted on: 22th June 2020
The webinar was held on Google Meet. Mr . Lad started the lecture by introducing us to Cloud Technology and its crucial terms. He also emphasized its complete “On-Cloud” nature and how it differs from the conventional on campus Server architecture. He then further proceeded to inform the students the “Why Cloud” Question. He also informed the students about how cloud is transforming the IT Sector and the major companies who have their infrastructure on Cloud like Netflix, H&M, Amazon etc. .He further presented the different organizations currently involved in the Cloud system operations. This included the three big names in the cloud industry Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure. He further explained the different types of Services Cloud offers. He also emphasized on the “Pay as you use” principle of Cloud Technologies. Mr Lad was also eager to help the students to solve any kind of queries they must be having to this novel technology. He the proceeded to introduce to us what Exactly is DevOps and the major objectives of DevOps. He also informed the students about the career prospects, its perks and what are the core responsibilities of a DevOps engineers. He then further demonstrated the students on how a DevOps engineer helps streamline the process of developing a software right from its development phase to its production to its rollout phase. He also informed the students the different kinds of Tools used in the different phases of the application.
Topic: “Technologies and Career Opportunities in IT after Covid-19 Pandemic”-“Cloud Computing using Azure technology”
Resource Persons: Mr. Chirag Panchal (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
Conducted on: 23rd June 2020
Mr. Chirag Panchal emphasized its complete application support nature and how it differs from other services. He then further proceeded to demonstrate how to create a Microsft Azure Account . He also informed the students on the Free Tier of Azure where students can develop and attach applications to cloud services without incurring any cost.. He then started to create a small demo application complete with database connectivity. He emphasized on the ease of use of various Microsoft services including the Microsoft Server which was in turned use as a Database Engine for the aforementioned Demo application. He the further proceeded to show us how to create multiple profiles on the cloud. Mr. Panchal’s in depth knowledge about the various services of the cloud was demonstrated very well. His demonstration indeed proved how easy it is to get started with cloud technologies for beginners.. He further explained the different types of Services Cloud offers. Mr Lad was also eager to help the students to solve any kind of queries they must be having while the demo was ongoing. He explained the students the different services Microsoft Azure provides which includes ASP.NET , PHP, WCF etc.He also demonstrated on how to create virtual machines on Azure.
Topic: “Technologies and Career Opportunities in IT after Covid-19 Pandemic”- “Career Opportunities in IT after Covid-19 Pandemic”
Resource Persons: Mr. Zeeshan Shaikh (Capgemini, Mumbai)
Conducted on: 24th June 2020
The webinar was held on Google Meet. Mr .Shaikh started the lecture by introducing us what his job profile is and how does his companies offer services to its clients. He also informed the students that programming only accounts for 20% of the jobs in IT industry. Since the topic was on a current affair, he was eager to hear what all doubts the students had in their minds. Mr. Shaikh cleared their doubts without any hesitation. He also infomed the students that certifications matter a lot in these current times where companies prefer hiring candidates already skilled for the job . Mr, Shaikh also pointed out the key differences in the various cloud technology companies and why should students go with Microsoft Azure as a beginner. Mr Shaikh also introduced the students to ITIL services and its certifications . Mr Shaikh also cleared various doubts of students related to CV and how his final year project helped him in cracking the interview. He touched upon various programming languages. He informed the students regarding the various languages corporate companies use and how if python shaping up to Universal Programming Language.