DJ Strike 2018, organized by the IETE-SF committee had been a roaring success. Inspired by the response received from the student body and the support provided by the teacher mentors, IETE-SF had this year promised to bring a bigger and better DJ Strike. Living up to their promise, the competition had been excruciating this year. The projects on display were a mind-blowing combination of software and hardware concepts that the students had put immense hard work behind. Coming from beyond merely academic restricted curriculums, the students formulated projects based on Arduino and Rapsberry pi, and developed apps and softwares to help ease and simplify our lives. Right from density based traffic signals, smart farms, drowsiness detection and alert systems to smart irrigation systems, all have been immensely practical solutions to our daily problems and have helped simplify our lives.

The strike review process was divided in three parts. It started off with the first review which took place on the 10th, 11thand 12th of January wherein the teams had to submit the project proposal. The second review held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of February was to portray 50% of the project. The third review held on the 11th, 12th, 13th of March was to present the complete technical paper for an internal evaluation. The internal evaluation done by Prof. Yukti Bandi, Prof. Venkatramanan and Prof. Tushar Sawant was a rigorous evaluation that spread over a course of three months.

The final presentation was graded out of sixty and was combined with the internal evaluation which was out of 40, the winners were declared on the basis of both these evaluations. The judges who conducted the final review were our esteemed alumni, Mr. Sameer Kadam, Ms. Shruti Pistolwala and Ms. Komal Ajmera. All of the judges are doing extremely well in the fields of their choice; be it entrepreneurship, teaching or the corporate stream. They serve as the perfect role models to all the students and provide inspiration for them to work harder.

1st Prize (EyeRis Vision for Blind 2):

Team: Jash Patani, Krisha Mehta, Sampras D’souza, Soumyaprakash Dasmohanpatra, Pratik Kanani

Teacher Mentor: Prof. Tushar Sawant

2nd Prize (Intelligent farm Assistant):

Team: Crispin Lobo, Sarfaraj, Pradeepti Gupta, Harsh Benahalkar, Jay Vyas, Faisal Sadique, Saurav Rajwani.

Teacher mentor: Mrunalini Pimpale.

3rd prize (Sign Language Translator):

Team: Dipak Chandak, Viren Contractor, Harsh Vaishnav, Devanshi Shah, Harsh Sanghvi

Teacher Mentor: Mrunalini Pimpale.

The winning projects had used a combination of machine learning, real time object recognition, training and so on to give practical and convenient solutions to actual problems that have caused inconvenience for people. The prizes were given out by an esteemed panel consisting of Dr. Harivasudevan, Principal of D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Dr. Amit A. Deshmukh, Head of Department, EXTC, Prof. Anuja Odhekar, Branch Counsellor.

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-Editorial of DJ Strike