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Report on Inauguration of CS Forum - ASCII

Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018

ASCII: Association of Computer Science Innovative Intellectuals

 Department of Computer Science Engineering, P.A.College of Engineering Mangalore, inaugurated the CSE forum, ASCII: Association of Computer Science Innovative Intellectuals which was held at 9:30am on 5th Oct 2018.The main motto of the association is to create a space to CSE students to showcase their talents in technical and non technical events. The function was presided by the Principal Dr. Abdul Sharief. The other dignitaries on the dias were the Resource person for the Program  Dr. Mohit Tahiliani, Assistant Professor, NITK, Surathkal. Dr. Latha Krishnan, Director MBA, Dr. Sharmila Kumari, Head of CSE Dept., and staff coordinators Prof. Hafeez and Prof.Ganesh Pai. The key-note speaker Dr. Mohit Tahiliani delivered an Invited Talk  on "Open Source: Fostering the Next generation Product Development", where he explained how open source boosts the overall quality of the upcoming product development.

The welcome speech given by Nikhil Amin, the President of ASCII. Ms.Nishmitha Uchil, the Secretary of ASCII gave a brief introduction about the Chief Guest & Key Speaker Dr. Mohit Tahiliani. Deeksha Alva concluded the inauguration ceremony with the Vote of Thanks. Ms. Aditi Naik., the Vice President of ASCII was the Master of Ceremony.

Dr. Mohit Tahiliani also spoke about his experience as a mentor in GSoC (Google Summer of Code) and about the opportunities the Students & Faculty members have being a mentor and  participant in the GSoC internship program. He also acknowledged the students about special platforms provided for women called Rails Girls Summer of Code (RGoC). Live demonstration of GitHub was a valuable addition to his session. He also stressed that Coding is not an Easy Piece of Cake; but requires Curious Minds backed by Strenuous Efforts to wipe out Fear of Coding and reach the Dreamed destiny. He also conveyed that Knowledge is the ultimate power, which makes you stand Unique in Crowd, with Tier 1 Companies Knocking at your college doorsteps. He stressed on the two statements "Fail Fail but never give up learning" & "Whatever you achieve with Extreme Hardship, make every next person in the society reach the same easier than you did". He also urged students and faculty members to contribute to the society by sharing their knowledge and efforts to build a Better Tomorrow.    

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