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NIBM Vishwa Paasala

IOT Boot Camp Series and Hackathon

Introduction

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction”.
In simple words, a collection of interconnected devices that can be uniquely identified and has the ability to transfer and receive data without human involvement.

Vision

Stepping up into the Challenging world, with a smarter Sri Lanka!

Mission

To proliferate the young minds into creative solution makers.

Objectives

To enhance the skills of the younger generation with Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to challenge the world with confidence.

Benefits from the IoT Bootcamp Series and Hackathon

Short-term: [GET-GO]
Gives valuable insights to the students from the world of IoT
Expose the students to a national level IoT-based competition
Trains the student to think on their feet and come up with the best solutions possible with the limited resources available

Long-term:
Grow a student generation that has a high IoT literacy to compete with global talent
Out of the box thinkers – Train the young minds to overcome day-to-day challenges by coming up with non-traditional solutions

The bootcamp series will also train the teachers to think in novel ways to teach their students

IoT Bootcamp

Phrase 1 : School-level IoT Workshops

IoT Bootcamp series will be inaugurated in February 2020 where there will be a series of school-level workshops hosted to let G.C.E O/L and A/L ICT students grasp the basic concepts of IoT and thereby welcome them to the modern tech world.

Phrase 2: Mini Hackathon Series

In the next phrase, schools from each province will be contesting in the “Mini Hackathons”, to embrace the culture at NIBM that encourages fair competition and equal opportunities. The first ten teams selected from the Mini Hackathon will be participating in the Grand Finale in Colombo.

Phrase 3: Final IoT Hackathon

Upon completion of the Mini Hackathons, students will able to have a solid understanding of the concepts along with the hands-on experience on some of the key areas relevant to IoT. The selected teams from phrase 2 will be taking part in the National IoT Hackathon where they will be encouraged to think on their feet and come up with solutions in a given time frame with the available resources at their disposal.

Prizes

At the end of the eight-month bootcamp series, three winning teams will be selected from the National IoT Hackathon. The top three winners will receive cash prizes worth 100,000, 75,000 and 25,000 respectively.
Attractive prizes will also be given to the winning schools and their ICT teachers.
Certificate of participation will be given to all students participating in the final Hackathon.