LUMS hosted a two-day technology event titled CodinGuru 5.0 in collaboration with the IEEE Society and in partnership with S&P Global Pakistan.

Technology Event Held To Improve Tech Quotient Of Students

According to a press release, the competition held at LUMS aimed to improve tech quotient of students and encourage ambitious and skilled coders to improve their abilities. The competition was split into three categories: programming, UI/UX, and WebApp Module.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) hosted a two-day technology event titled CodinGuru 5.0 in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society and in partnership with S&P Global Pakistan.

The Tech Quotient (TQ) is a measure of a person’s or organization’s technological competence and knowledge. It is a method of determining a person’s or a company’s ability to comprehend, apply, and adapt to new technologies.

Through various programming languages such as C++, Java, and Python, the participating teams created innovative solutions for everyday use such as delivery applications, climate change actions, and energy-saving appliances.

A panel discussion on the importance of inclusion in workplaces was held to further highlight the relationship between ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ (DEI) and innovation and creativity.

Senior Director Commercial S&P Global, Shafqaat Shah, addressed the audience and said, “At S&P Global, we not only deploy cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), virtual reality (VR), data science, and analytics in our products to power the markets of the future, but we do so while being inclusive and equitable towards our people, clients, and the communities we operate in. We can accelerate global progress if we work together.”

FAST Karachi, the winner of the Programming Contest, LUMS students for the UI/UX module, and COMSATS Lahore for the WebDEV module.

Since 2018, LUMS has hosted this massive coding competition. This year, 70 teams from various universities participated in the event, including Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Punjab University College of Information Technology, FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, University of Engineering and Technology, Information Technology University, COMSATS, and Government College University Lahore.

The participants were given 24 hours to design a creative IT solution and a user-friendly interface for a current real-world problem that was aligned with the given theme.