THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State School IT Fest 2012 would be held at the Technopark on February 1 and 2, a press note from the IT@School project executive director said.
As many as 500 students, including the first and second position winners in district-levels are participating in the event.
The competitions would be held separately for high school, higher secondary/ vocational higher secondary sections.
Competitions would be held in digital painting, IT project, multimedia presentation, IT quiz, Malayalam computing and web page design in four venues, that too in open source platform.
It is for the fifth consecutive time that Technopark is playing host to the state school IT fest.
The press note said that unlike other school fests, the IT fest has the ambience of an IT camp where the students get to meet the experts in the field and interact with them. On February 1, ICFOSS director Satish Babu would talk about new trends in mobile computing and Achuth Sankar S Nair, Bio-Informatics director of Kerala University, would talk about ‘green computing’.
On February 2, the valedictory function would be held at the Travancore Hall, Technopark, at 4 p m where prizes would be distributed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
At the function, the e-India Award won by IT@School Project would be handed over and the screening of animation films made by students would be held.
The competitions, results, videos and photos of the events would be updated live in the website www.itfest.itschool.gov.in. ViCTERS channel would carry bulletins at 2 p m and 8 p m on both days regarding the fest.