Imagine Cup Gulf – Software Design category – regional final is set to start next week on 10th of May in Dubai. Six teams of many teams in the Arabia Gulf region have been nominated for the regional contest.
Here is the contest agenda as received by email from Microsoft:
Under extreme stress and lack of sleep I tried to squeeze my schedule to write this post. I haven’t written anything for some time now on this blog because I’m so busy nowadays. Let’s start off with, what the hell I’m doing?
1- Midterms and school work.
2- Getting ready for Imagine Cup.
3- Working on a research project.
4- Setting up Informatics Day event.
5- Following up CpE Socieities and the magazine.
6- .Net Programming Club.
7- Cisco Course is killing me.
1. School Works
Okay I’m enrolled in 15 credits classes and it is killing me. I had just done a midterm and there are 3 on the way which are in Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday. Most of those classes are difficult subjects and takes time to study not to mention all the projects we are assigned to do. Next week alone I have to submit 2 projects… damn.
2. Imagine Cup
About a week left for the trip of the regional contest in Dubai. We still have lots of stuff to do and unfortunately those things would take DAYS to get them done and we have to do it in few hours. Our presentation will be in 11th of May and we have to get everything sorted out at least 2 days before. It’s now 1st of Mayâ€¦ Do you think we can still do that? We still have to finish our speech, presentation slides, the freaking video that takes forever to edit, and we still have a lot to do in the programming part. Holy smokes!
3. Research Project
I have been working on it for a year, the final day to send the paper is today, however, my mentor and instructor Dr. Maitham was able to extend the due date. We are like 99% done, we just need to finalize some stuff. I’ll be happy to see that paper published.
4. Informatics Day
Yep, the most anticipated day for Computer Engineering department in the college. I’m organizing it alone, and I think it is fair to say that I’m receiving only little help from some board members of the society, heck some are even complaining about me and I’m really disappointed. It will be the biggest event ever organized by the society and I was able to make it unofficially an open day for the department. I’m glad now we have an open sponsorship from Kuwait Society of Engineers. I invited Microsoft to do 3 workshops for that event; however, I’m really disappointed with their sponsorship. I was expecting much more from them.
5. CpE Societies
We did great events this year and people are happy with our accomplishment in such small period. We still have few events planning to do and I have to make sure that the next 3 tutorial will happen in a 3 week window.
We are also printing a new magazine and it is currently in the print shop. I had to submit few new articles and follow up the design process of the magazine in the print shop. Of course I can’t follow it up much because I’m so busy but other board members are doing that too which really, really, truly reliefs me a lot.
6. dot Net Club
I don’t know if you ever heard of it because it is a new club in the university. I’ve been appointed in Technology position and soon Vice President. We haven’t done anything yet so far…
7. Cisco CCNA-2
This class has huge material that should be covered in less than a 20 days. Online exams should also be taken which is a big time waster.
Pardon me for any grammar or spelling mistakes. I’m writing this post in haste.