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 13-Nov-2021       22:33:15

 IIT, University of Dhaka

IT Software Engineers' Community (IITSEC) organized an inter-university online IT festival "ITverse" on November, 2020. About 500 students from various institutions participated from all over the country.

The opening ceremony of the event was held on 12th November at 10:30 am. It was inaugurated by the honorable Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman.

The event had a total of 5 segments: HackTheVerse (Hackathon), Redesign 2020(Business Case Competition), Emerging Cup (Internal Programming contest), Resonate (Digital Art competition) and Rethink (Science Fiction competition). In the hackathon, the problem was set in 3 domains- education, health and social security and the problem sets were provided by industry leaders. These problems provided an opportunity to collaborate the participants with the industry. Moreover, the registration fees of this event were donated to volunteer organization Sandhani, who provided the poor with winter clothes.

"ITverse" also organized 3 webinars related to IT. The discussion topics included data-driven decisions, large scale software engineering, and digital security: preparedness, policy and practice. The guest speakers of the webinars included representatives from the government – Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank, Policy Advisor of A2I, Deputy Director of BTRC's Systems and Services Division, Director-National Data Center of Bangladesh Computer Council, and private IT organizations like Pathao, Shohoz, Robi Axiata Ltd, Reve Systems along with the faculty members of Institute of Information Technology(IIT), University of Dhaka.

The closing ceremony was held on 23rd November at 7:30 pm. It was inaugurated by the honorable Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. A.S.M Maksud Kamal. The winners of different segments got a prize of a handsome amount along with free courses from Bohubrihi and internship opportunity at YSSE.

The event was co-sponsored by Brainstation-23 and sponsored by Bangladesh Research & Education Network (BdREN). The strategic partners of ITverse were LICT, BASIS, E-CAB & BACCO. The other partners were Shout, BigganChinta, Kishor Alo, YSSE, Youth Opportunities, Bohubrihi, Voice of Business, Interactive Cares, Careerology and Cultural Classicists.