Bhubaneswar, September 24, 2015:Over 1000students from various schools in the Bhubaneswar edition of TCS IT Wiz, India’s biggest inter-school quiz, organised by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions held on Thursday, September 24, at PAL Heights, J/7, Jaydev Vihar Road. TCS IT Wiz was open to all High School students studying in class 8-12. There was no entry fee.
After 5 rounds of quizzing at the Regional finals Sampriti Kiran and Akshat Praneet from SAI International school won the title. The Regional champions this year walked away with an iPad Air each while Spandan Dash and Sibaprasad Reddy from DAV Unit 8 school finished runners-up won an iPad Mini each along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The 6 finalists who had made to the Regional Finals after the written preliminary round also received an array of prizes from TCS ranging from Laptop Bags, Headphone, Selfie Sticks with Bluetooth, Sipper and USB Pen Drive.
The prizes were distributed by the Guest of Honour Prof (Dr.) Shyam Sundar Pattnaik, Vice Chancellor – Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha along with Manoj Panda, Centre Head – TCS Bhubaneswar.
TCS IT Wiz this year is held across 15locations in India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Visakhapatnam. The IT Wiz is making its debut in Visakhapatnam this year.
TCS IT Wiz, a ‘Knowledge Initiative’ started in 1999, is the biggest inter – school IT Quiz in India for students of class 8-12. The quiz aims to build awareness and emphasize the importance of IT skills. This will enable students to look at technology through a whole new perspective. In today’s society and economy, IT plays an integral role and is a key enabler for success in diverse fields. The quiz platform works as an effective supplement to the computer science and IT, as most of the questions researched for the quiz are beyond the academic areas compelling the students to look beyond the text books.
Tweeporting: The regional finals had a Twitter contest for all the participants and the top two tweeple with the highest tweets received a selfie stick, pen drive and headphone each. The Twitter contest witnessed about 7000 no. of tweets.
Tweet and earn points: The twitter contest also involved a point earning system with each tweet. The top three highest scorers across the 15cities (from the July 31- Dec 10) will win themselves gift voucher for Rs. 15000, 10000 and 5000 respectively. You can also follow us on Twitter: @TCSITWiz.
To facilitate students of other locations a live webcast of the Regional finals has been organised. The web streaming of the Regional finals can be viewed on: www.tcsitwiz.com .
TCS IT Wiz Format:The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. Students who are a part of this quiz would benefit from understanding these technologies as they walk into their future. The animation based quiz software with a unique format created by Quizmaster pick brain and his team. The Regional finals rounds included the following:
COMPUTING EVERYWHERE – The current growth in the mobile devices space has been compounding, yet with the further advent of newer technologies there is an emerging need to lay emphasis on ensuring the contexts and environments are serviced as opposed to mere focus on devices. The teams were given a choice to answer the direct question on this.
CONTEXT RICH SYSTEMS – We are moving towards a time when technology is not only able to respond to our numerous queries it is also able to predict them through as systems with embedded intelligence combine with pervasive analytics to achieve such result. This result is today based on understanding the context of requirements and providing form fitting results. A passing round would test team’s ability in terms of contexts that dictate the directions of a systems approach.
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INVISIBLE ANALYTICS – Analytics has taken centre stage as the volume of data generated by embedded systems increases and vast pools of structured and unstructured data inside and outside the enterprise are analysed with a focus on the answers, not the data. Teams were given visuals along with a video/ audio piece to analyse and determine their source or common factor.
INTERNET OF THINGS – The final round was rapid round where the teams were presented with Visual/text based questions from the entire gamut of the world of technology, and the team was required to identify and answer.
Subject: TCS IT Wiz primarily focused on application of technology across various sectors and aspects, including technology environment, the business, people, new trends and legends.Other areas included:
- Emerging areas such as cloud computing, Internet of things, telecom, biometrics and robotics
- World of Internet and unique websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
- Areas where IT has made an impact – education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, internet, banking, advertising, sports, gaming ,social media and world of mobiles.
- IT personalities brands of IT and communication companies, the history of IT as well as its humorous side.