I wanted to blog on this some time back as it is associated with the IEEE-ACM Seminar that we had at our college but got busy with my finals, projects, presentations, reports and all right after this seminar so couldn’t take time out to write on it. In our last semester each one of the graduating class had to write a research paper and when it was time for the final presentations we had two options in front of us:
a) either to go for the same old classroom presentations where most of the time ur purpose is to deliver a long "taqreer" trying to impress people about what you have worked on while the audience is either sleeping or having cramps in stomach as its their turn to present right after urs
b) or the other option was to do something DIFFERENT
We choose the second one but then the question was WHAT to do and HOW to do it? There came our Coordinator (a man whom I feel I have learnt the most from during my BS). He said lets have an "IEEE-ACM Seminar" where you all would be required to present your papers and not only that u need to carry out a promotional campaign for this event as well. He said "If BBA and MBA ppl could market their halwa puri (referring to one the MBA projects that we had at SZABIST some time back) then why can’t you guys promote your academic work"
Techies are usually known to be lone souls who just want to sit in server rooms lost in their geeky stuff but things have rapidly changed these days. Now we the IT people are required to participate in all the business activities to achieve strategic advantages and so we can no longer stay being lone souls not having enough confidence to present our work in front of the world. Also when it comes to presentation…it should be catchy enough to attract even the non-technical people. So with all this in our mind we started out with the promotional campaign for the event. Designed loads of posters in a single day and placed them all around SZABIST. They were so colorful and funny that many people thought SZABIST is going to have a carnival but no it was purely an academic activity
Here are some of the posters that I designed. I wish I could put the pics of when all the posters (designed by others as well) were in place but sadly i don’t have ne pics
Btw I even put some posters on trees . After all the purpose was to show that "Techies can PROMOTE their work and that too in ATTRACTIVE manner"
PS: I welcome readers’ opinion about the topic!
NOTE: The images used in the posters were taken from different websites and weren’t designed by me. One credit is already there..gonna put others soon.