Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Association Activities Report - ESPANIAC - Academic Year: 2020-2021
Webinar: An exposure to IT Industry
Resource Person: Praveen M K
Date & Time: 13th May 2020, 9:00 AM -- 10.30 AM
Mr.Praveen M K, Software Engineer at Microsoft conducted an interactive session via Zoom on the topic "An exposure to IT Industry", under Computer Science Department Association ESPANIAC of SNMIMT
Being the 2006 Alumni of SNMIMT, he spoke about his experience working at Microsoft to the students of CSE Department.
He gave an introduction to the present and future technologies in the industry. The speaker's struggle towards getting a high profile job at Microsoft was the premiere topic which he discussed. Tips to build a new hype in the career was delivered by him. The session created was much an interactive platform to learn and discuss about trends and future in IT industry. He answered to each and every questions student had. As he had deep knowledge about the IT Industry, he was able to clear all the doubts of the students in the end. The session was really helpful. The webinar gave us an inspiration to build up throughout our career and emerge as fruitful engineers in near future. He gave hope to each and every one on how anyone with a big dream can achieve their goal if they constantly work hard for it.
Webinar: Introduction to Containers
Resource Person: Akhil T A
Date & Time: 21st May 2020, 11.30AM - 1.00PM
Mr. Akhil T A, Senior Software Engineer at Hellofresh conducted an interactive session via Zoom on the topic "Introduction to Containers", under Computer Science Department Association ESPANIAC of SNMIMT. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn programming aspects from a senior software engineer and SNMIMT Alumni (2011 Batch). He spoke about his experience of working and gave us an introduction to the present and future technologies in the industry. The speaker's struggle towards getting a high-profile job at hello fresh was the premier topic which he discussed. Tips to build a new type of carrier were delivered by him and also covered various topics on Containers and how it is actually used in programming and how much it is used in the IT Industry. He cleared our doubts about Virtualization, Cloud Computing and how databases work. He also spends his valuable time clearing doubts of students, and it was a great privilege to all the students to get advice and tips from a professional's perspective. The session was concluded with feedback and vote of thanks by Miss Sara and Mrs Sreedevi R. Krishnan.
Webinar: Wireless Communication & Industrial Domains
Resource Person: Kiran T. SDE, Microsoft
Date & Time: 22nd may 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Mr. Kiran T, Software Development Engineer at Microsoft R&D Team conducted an interactive session via Zoom on the topic "Wireless Communication & Industrial Domains", under Computer Science Department Association ESPANIAC of SNMIMT. Initially, he starts the session by giving us an outlook over software development and the recruiting companies. He introduced various domains in the software industry and its importance. The relevance of the domain in the IT industry was the prime decisive factor. The later session throws light upon wireless communication which mainly focuses on LTE protocol stack and its architecture. Abiding to the end of the session he shared information on job opportunities and chances after engineering. He shared his work experiences in several companies and how he achieved his dream job. His words were so inspiring. The speaker encouraged us to have a positive outlook on the future. The session created was an interactive platform to learn and discuss trends and future in the IT industry. It was a great fruitful session and he spent his valuable time clarifying doubts. The webinar gave us an inspiration to build up throughout our career and emerge as fruitful engineers in near future. The active participation of students and coordination of teachers make the session very successful.
Webinar: Machine learning with ANN
Date & Time: 2nd Aug 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
The Novitech, Kochi have given a National Level online webinar on “Machine learning with ANN” which gives an introduction to Machine learning and Neural Networks. During the webinar the resource person gave an introduction to the working of an Artificial Neural Networks which was very useful for CSE subjects like Machine Learning and Soft Computing. There was a good participation of nearly 450. The session was attended by Faculties, Research Scholars and students of various Engineering Colleges of India and received good Feedback about the session also.
Webinar: Alumni Interaction - Topic: Preparation tips for Campus Placements
Alumna of 2015-2019 CSE batch
Resource person: Ms. Maneesha K A
Date & Time: 17th Oct 2020 at 10.00am
The webinar started at 10 am in the morning on the 17th of October 2020, with a Welcome Speech from the Head of the Department, Ms Sreedevi R. Krishnan Ma’am. Shortly after the speech Dr V R Sasi Kumar Sir, the Principal of the institution felicitated the event. Around 10:10am, Ms. Maneesha K A, Alumna of 2015-19 CSE batch and the resource person for the day kick-started the session.
Ms Maneesha gave a comprehensive talk about all the things that come into play during campus placements and gave tips and tricks to ease the process. She also gave a rundown about her personal experience during campus placements and spoke about her understanding of the software field as a campus placed software engineer.
She broke down the campus placement process into mainly four categories: Aptitude Test, Technical Round, Managerial Round(MR)/Group Discussion(GD) and Human Resources(HR) Round. Then she went into each of these sub-topics and talked in-depth, from book and website recommendations to frequent and important programming questions that she was met with.
The difference between product-based and service-based companies was also explained. She also talked about the pros and cons of picking one of the top ten MNCs and startups during placement. She also briefly spoke about how a resume should be like and also left the participants with few seemingly imperceptible but helpful tips.
She concluded her session by talking about her experience during the six month training period and finally about her involvement in HCL as a software engineer. A short Q&A and feedback session took place right after it, where the participants asked some of the queries they had and gave their response. The webinar came to an end by 12:30 pm after Ms.Liya relayed her Vote of Thanks.
Webinar Topic: Robotics and Computer Vision
Resource person: Mr. Vipulnath, Founder & CEO, LEAP, Kerala
12th December 2020, Saturday
SNM Institute of Management & Technology organized a free Webinar session on the topic “Computer Vision and Robotics” in association with Leap, a tutor assisted online learning platform for engineering courses. The session was conducted by Mr.Vipulnath, Founder and CEO of Leap. Around more than 125 students from all the branches of SNMIMT attended the session
The session started with a warm welcome done by Anjali P Nair, a student of CSE department, SNMIMT and the session was then taken over by the resource person Mr. Vipulnath. He started the session by briefing the story of Talos, a giant bronze robot from Greek mythology, which indicates the presence of today’s advanced technologies in those days. After which he explained the concept of computer vision and the steps involved in it like gray scaling, background subtraction, noise filtering, thresholding and localizing. He also explained and showed how each of these steps can be executed using python with an example. During the programming session, he explained the use of every single package and functions very clearly. Before starting the programming session, he also gave some recommendations about the software and packages to be installed for coding.
After that he also gave an introduction about robotics and the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality. He also briefed different types of robots like industrial robots, collaborative robots, companion robots, medical robots, prosthetics, humanoid robots, bio-mimicking robots and soft robots. Also cleared the reason for these classifications. He also explained about the roles of sensors, actuators and controllers in a robot along with examples. Along with them, he also introduced 3D printing technology, which is a technology growing parallel with robotics. At last, he also briefly explained the system design of a room cleaning robot.
The overall session was interesting and informative for the students. The resource person also ensured the session was clear for the students. The coordinator Ms. Sreedevi R Krishnan gave feedback on the session. And the session ended with a vote of thanks by Liya.C.J, a student of CSE department, SNMIMT and Leap coordinator Agnus James on behalf of Leap.
Webinar Employability in IT Industry
Resource Person: Sharath Nair, Manager of Talent Acquisition at iDatalytics Private Ltd
Date: 10th of May 2020
The webinar started at 3 pm in the evening on the 10th of May 2020, with a Welcome Speech from Liya C J of 4th year CSE. “Employability in the IT Industry” was conducted by Sharath Nair, the manager of Talent Acquisition at iDatalytics Private Ltd. The webinar was sponsored by RP2 center.
Mr Sandeep gave us a brief introduction and talked us through his career trajectory. He talked about how programming is not the only career option for computer graduates and listed a couple of other things we could do. He touched upon career paths for software programmers and developers too. Sandeep implored us to pick up careers that aligned with the skills in demand at present. Those included the likes of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, DataScience and so on.
Then he spoke about the factors that come into play during an interview session and conferred a bit about employability. Later he addressed the sponsor of the webinar, RP2 Center and walked us through the services they offered. He enumerated the merits of joining their program. We then had a Q&A session where several students asked and cleared their doubts. We wrapped up the programs by 4:25 with a vote of thanks from Sara Thomas.
Webinar Topic: Ethical Hacking
Resource person: Ragesh K Ramachandran, ECSA Certified CEH & CHFI trainer at FACE, Ernakulam
Date: 11th May of 2021
The session began at 2 pm on 11th May of 2021, with a Welcome Note from Liya C J of 4th year CSE. The webinar, “Live Class on Ethical Hacking” was led by Ragesh K Ramachandran. He is an ECSA Certified CEH & CHFI trainer at FACE, Ernakulam.
Mr Ragesh cropped up by quizzing the audience about ethical hacking. Satisfied with the response, he jumped into showing us a real-time demonstration of a Trojan Virus crafting. He used ‘Kali Linux’ for visualization and applied the reverse shell method for creating a command shell. He introduced us to the tools and utilities for it which included the ‘MSFvenom’ and ‘MSFconsole’. Afterwards, he demonstrated how a payload(necessarily the virus here) attack is carried out using an IP address and the port for making a connection. Following that, he showed us how by using an MSFconsole a listener is created for maintaining the connection.
Subsequently, he revealed the ways by which we can gain superuser privilege and how the Metasploit framework can be employed to navigate bug. Next, he talked about how hackers create backdoors in the targeted machine and made us aware of new cyberattacks and scams like DoS attack and ransomware attack.
Thereafter Ragesh addressed the vulnerability of installing from unknown sources and using an outdated version. He also gave us pointers on preventing these attacks, which included installing a VPN and using an Antivirus. After that, he illustrated in what manner we can survive an attack. This included entasking suspicious programs running in task manager, disconnecting from the network and resetting the system.
Before closing the session he talked about the different certified courses on ethical hacking like CDAC, EC Council and CH that we could do. We then had a QnA session wherein he answered all the doubts and queries of the audience. The program was concluded with a thank you note from Sara Thomas.
Webinar Topic : "Coding with HackerRank"
Resource Person: Mr Anandhu N V (2020 Alumni CSE) and Engineer at QBurst Technologies, Infopark, Thrissur
Webinar Topic: CYBERSECURITY & FORENSICS
Resource person: Sonu Kuriakose,Mtech in Data Security CEH and Cyber Security Trainer ,FACE., Ernakulam
Date: 29th of May of 2021
The webinar started at 10 AM in the morning on 29th of May, with a welcome speech from Nahala S2 CSE.
"Career opportunities in Cybersecurity & Forensics" was conducted by Sonu Kuriakose,Mtech in Data Security CEH and Cyber Security Trainer ,FACE.
Miss Sonu gave us a brief introduction and talked us through her career trajectory.
She talked about how cybersecurity and Forensics are important in current growing IT Industries,as the cyber attacks are increasing day by day as technology is growing the attacks are also increasing so the importance of cybersecurity and forensic is also increasing.
She explained what is Cybersecurity, Steps of Hacking, Difference between Hacking and Ethical Hacking , Major cyber attacks , Cyber security goals she touched upon career paths for computer science graduates for pursuing a cyber security career ,she implored us to pick up careers that aligned with the skills in demand at present . Those included the likes of Chief Information Security Officer , Penetration tester , Security Analyst, Security Architect , Security Specialist, IT Security Engineer , Cryptographer and soon .
Then she spoke about the steps to get a diploma in Cyber Security , the modules in it , certification briefly .Also about the factors that are gonna matter while attending an interview and the skills required .After this we had a Q&A session where students asked doubts and they were cleared briefly . The program ended by 11:20 with a vote of thanks from Ameena S2 CSE