ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON TECHNICAL WRITING SKILLS AND IOT TRENDS

INTRODUCTION
The IEEE student branch of NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad attained an amazing growth in the year 2018. The membership strength has increased as compared to the previous year. The students were much interested in the technical activities especially in the field of computer science, Electrical engineering and Electronics engineering. This lead to the thought of conducting various workshops on new topics.

Date: August 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Alumni Hall NSS College of Engineering


Figure 1: Prof. Vinod Balakrishnan on writing skills

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The workshop was planned immediately after the inauguration of the student chapter of the society in our college in March 2018. Several meetings were held regarding the planning of the event. A wide publicity was given for the program inside and outside the campus. The event was charted for one day which comprises of two sections which incorporate Technical Writing Skills and IoT Trends. The workshop is held at Alumni hall NSS College of Engineering on 4 August 2018 at 9:30 am. The morning section was started with the blessings of the Almighty by College Choir. The enlightenment of young minds was kick-started with welcome speech by Dr. Vasanthi V (Advisor IEEE IAS SBC NSS College of Engineering), Presidential address by Dr. Sudha T (Principal NSS College of Engineering),Felicitation by Dr.LeeshaPaul (Counselor IEEE SB NSS College of Engineering) and Asst Prof. Nimitha (Advisor IEEE PES SBC NSS College of Engineering). The key speaker, Prof.Vinod Balakrishnan, who is a professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Social Science at the National Institute of Technology, Thiruchirapally. He spoke about the importance of technical writing in the preparation of reports, presentation, documentation etc. which serve as an essential tool in the field of engineering. It was a useful section for the students. The morning section ceased at 12:30 pm.


Figure 2: Mr.Sreekanth on IoT

After lunch, the afternoon section commenced at 2:00 pm.T he speaker of this section was Mr.Sreekanth M, CEO of Kabani Tech, a Maker space/Product development Centre at Shornur, Palakkad. He explained about the importance of IoT in the future technology and the new innovations in IOT. It was a magnificent session. More than 135 students from different colleges of Palakkad attended the workshop.T he program winded up at 4 pm with feedback from the audience. After the feedback, Dr. Leesha Paul handed over the memento to the speaker. The section was concluded by a vote of thanks by Abhiraj (Coordinator of the workshop, EEE dept).

CONCLUSION
The program was evaluated as a successful program by the executive committee. A review meeting was held after the whole program with the executive members. All the volunteers outshined their responsibilities entrusted to them.