Concetto - a three day event that gets students into fiddling with rotors, mechanical arms and pieces of code, saw the innovative minds to compete for the best. This 2014, a pack of events were organised under the auspices of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Indian School of Mines. The events listed on the board were Errereur Fixature, Gizmo’s Luck, HackX and Webs.
Errereur Fixature required the contestants to iron the bugs out from the codes given to them. With shades of software testing, the event was conducted online on the TypeForm interface. Organisers Amit Poonia, Harsh Singh and Dinesh Kumar and the co-coordinators Ashwini Kumar, Varun Sharma and Harsh Singh stood as the backbone of the event.
Gizmo’s Luck, a popular event from the previous year, continued to attract the beta lovers. It aimed at familiarizing the participants with new and useful software and reflected how quickly they could adapt to an unknown software. The player had to understand a randomly allotted software in the limited time and accomplish the task given using the same.
One of the heavily participated events of the fest, HackX was a team event that was centered on spotting the black sheep in a government organization who get involved in an anti-social activity. The enthusiasts snooped around various files as they unlocked each puzzle using the id and password from the previous clue and simultaneously kept tracking the plot in order to figure out the culprit. The event was organized by Bhavishya Mathur, Raj Roushan, Kriti Singh, Rajat Gupta and Sparsh Choudary and coordinated by Prafulla Kumar Vipul and Vivek Kumar helped making the entire event a grand success and were applauded by all.
WEBs put forth a series of riddles to be solved by the contestants to wade through the levels. They were given a tricky question which was to be solved and the answer would unlock the problem to be abated in the webpage and the corresponding hint would also be given relying upon which the participants had to fix the webpage. With a smooth website interface, the puzzles tested the presence of mind rather than the rote retention of the schoolish ways of solving arithmetic. Thus, this event required ample brainwork clubbed with efficiency to solve the riddle and fix the webpage simultaneously. Organizers Ashutosh Maheswari, Gaurav Agarwal, Arjav Patel, Paras Sharma and Aishwarya Raimuley locked the web pages to be scripted with the answers of the logical questions and played a vital in the success of the event.
The other key persons who worked hard to make the events a success were the branch coordinators Utsav Kumar and Manvitha Reddy who offered their undaunted support throughout. The event coordinators offered valuable help and technical support to the organizers. Prafulla Kumar Vipul and Vivek Kumar helped the organizers of HackX and were seen as one of the active teams participating in the Lab. Nishant Mittal, Aditya Goyal, Nitesh Agrawal were coordinated with the WEBs organizers in making of the website and planned the layout. All the winning teams were bestowed with rewards and cash prizes at the end of the events by the Head of the Department, Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. Chiranjeev Kumar. Having thoroughly enjoyed the fest, the students await 2015, where these participants lead themselves into the Organising teams.
The Makers & The Winners of the various events are listed below.
- Ashwini Kumar
- Harsh Singh
- Varun Sharma
- Ashok Patel
- Amit Poonia
- Dinesh Kumar
- Srinivas Devaki & Kodali Bhargava Teja
- Ajit Kumar
- Prince Raj Kumar & Gaurav Kumar
- Utsav Kumar
- Naman Taneja
- Ravindra Goyal
- Ankush Karda
- Vivek Singhal
- Rakshit Pareek
- Shubham Bansal
- Team Lumosity : Rishi Jain & P.S. Naruka
- Team Falcons : Raj Roushan & Bhavishya Mathur
- Team Spartans : Naman Jain & Junaid Alam
- Nishant Mittal
- Aditya Goyal
- Nitesh Agarwal
- Ashutosh Maheshwari
- Gaurav Agarwal
- Arjav Patel
- Parash Sharma
- Aishwarya Raimuley
- Arun Kumar Mishra & Raj Rajan
- Ashutosh Gupta & Shivam Agarwal
- Rohit Agarwal & Raja Kedia (Tie with) Deepak Saini & Praval Singhal
- Prafulla Kumar
- Prafulla Kumar Vipul
- Vivek Sharma
- Bhavishya Mathur
- Raj Roushan
- Kriti Singh
- Rajat Gupta
- Sparsh Choudhary
- Devaki Srinivas & Kodali Bhargava Teja
- Shubham Bansal, Rakshit Pareek & Vivek Singhal
- Akhil Ojha, Aishwarya Raimuley & Bhargav Parsi