Karachi: Thousands of students from all over the Sindh attended to witness the works of creative minds and bright stars of 20 universities at annual IT fair of University of Karachi, Probrains, on Thursday.
Almost 150 teams took part in the eight various contests held at Umaer Basha Institute of Information and Technology (UBIT) organized by students of Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi with media partnership of The News Tribe, a UK-based media site.
IT experts, teachers and scientist visit the event which was inaugurated by Director of UBIT-Karachi University Prof Dr Aqeel Burni.
Leading IT companies of the Pakistan including Systems Ltd, Folio3 and TPS sponsored the event to encourage upcoming human resource of IT industry of different fields.
Different representatives of these companies have held discussions with students informing them emerging trends in the IT field in order to update them for skill building and career pursuance.
In this way, the Fair has become an ideal platform for the students that links university and industry to set a future strategy in one direction, and empower the nation and the country with latest technologies in different fields.
Despite lots of competition was held at the Fair though Mobile Application, Software and Web Development and Speed Programming were most favorable and tough contests participated by different universities to exhibit their skills and knowledge in different fields of computer sciences.
In the Mobile Development category, Adnan Naseer of NED University has developed a project that could control home appliances and electrical devices from remote area through website or mobile phones. The program can be run through voice mainly by handicapped people as well.
Avinash Kumar and Jawwad Ali of Karachi University have made a security application or IT and lock-up devices that detects users and allows its owner to give permission to use electronic devices by different people through identification via SMS.
Participating students also employed Next Generation Gaming Technology for designing their Games, which are rare in Pakistan and most advanced gaming platform in the world.
Speed Programming was contest which was participated by 45 teams. It was a tough contest as students generate alternative technical backend and logical interface solutions for real life problems and solutions.
The fair inculcated motivation and spirit of achievement among participants who vowed to work hard in future and to endeavor for invention and innovation in their career.