To mark the end of the event series of the 7th Anniversary Celebrations of Faculty of IT, an IT exhibition is planned to be held on the 14th, 15th and the 16th of May 2009. This is the successor to “Unlocking Young Minds”: the Fifth Anniversary Celebrations Exhibition held in July 2006. The objectives of this exhibition are:
- Encourage student innovations, expectations and demonstrate their talents to the general public
- Create a better understanding among the general public on student capabilities and the latest technologies
- Provide an opportunity for the students to learn the implementations of fundamentals
- Promote the faculty within the nation
The exhibition will demonstrate a selected number of undergraduate projects, award winning projects at various competitions and invited projects from other universities and institutions. Separate stalls will be allocated to demonstrate key technologies and for the sponsoring companies. Certificates will be awarded to the exhibitors.
Under the FOSS category we have planned to demonstrate a wide verity of FOSS alternatives that can be used to fulfill our daily computing needs ranging from OS platforms, educational applications, entertainment applications, graphic applications, games, etc… Among them you’ll be able to get to know more about the Sahana project, which was started in Sri Lanka just after Tsunami devastation to help coordinate relief services. Today the Sahana has evolved into the defacto application used in the world for post disaster relief coordination services. There will be a demonstration of Sahana system on a OLPC and a USB drive. Looking forward to meet you there.