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On November 16, 2023, the Persatuan Mahasiswa Sains Komputer (PERSAKA) of the Faculty of Computing accomplished the seamless organization of “CompFair’24” within the physical confines of N28a, Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The Faculty of Computing was filled with excitement and pride as students gathered for the anticipated “CompFair’24.” This yearly IT event, organized by UTM’s Faculty of Computing, is significant for students, faculty, industry professionals, and the wider community. It’s more than just an exhibition of IT advancements. It’s a doorway to the Faculty of Computing for UTM students and the general public, providing an opportunity to explore various computing fields.

The event encompasses seminars, hands-on workshops, games, and exhibitions, fostering networking and collaboration among faculty, students, and industry partners. Inclusivity is a key theme, welcoming diverse participants and promoting knowledge-sharing and innovation. CompFair 2023 caters to a wide range of interests, offering opportunities for technical skill enhancement, industry insights, and a glimpse into the dynamic world of computing.

 

The program was officially inaugurated by Prof. Ts. Dr. Wan Mohd Nasir Bin Wan Kadir, the esteemed Dean of the Faculty of Computing, emphasizing the event’s significance in academic and professional spheres.

Officiating speech by the Dean of the Faculty of Computing

While addressing the audience, Prof. Ts. Dr. Wan Mohd Nasir Bin Wan Kadir, the respected Dean of the Faculty of Computing, expressed his pride and gratitude for the exceptional accomplishments of the students, faculty, and alumni. He emphasized the significance of CompFair’24 as a program that plays a crucial role in fostering a strong sense of community and collaboration among the participants. According to him, the event creates a supportive environment that motivates all students to enhance their knowledge and expand their professional networks.

 

Cybersecurity Workshop: Navigating the Digital Frontier

The event started with an engaging Cybersecurity Workshop led by Ms. Nurshahira Mohd, a well-known Darknet Analyst from Cybersecurity Malaysia. During this workshop, participants were fully immersed in the complexities of cybersecurity, gaining practical insights into the ever-evolving world of digital threats and defense strategies. Ms. Shahira’s expertise provided attendees with a deeper understanding of the current cybersecurity challenges and the methodologies used to protect digital systems.

Photo session between Ms. Shahira and the participants

 

GitHub Workshop in Collaboration with Google Developer Student Club: Collaborative Coding Dynamics

The GitHub Workshop, held in collaboration with the Google Developer Student Club, celebrated the spirit of cooperation. Participants were provided hands-on experience in version control and collaborative coding practices. They were introduced to the tools and techniques that help facilitate seamless teamwork in software development. This workshop aimed to empower attendees with the skills needed to navigate the complexities of collaborative coding, a crucial skill in today’s interconnected technological landscape.

Participants of the GitHub Workshop

 

Flutter Workshop with Abang Caspian Abang Thairani: Mastering the Flutter Framework

Abang Caspian Abang Thairani, the Chief Executive Officer of Caspian Consultancy Services, conducted a Flutter Workshop that was both informative and engaging. The workshop focused on Flutter, an open-source UI software development toolkit, and Mr Thairani provided expert guidance on how to use it effectively. Participants gained practical experience in creating dynamic and responsive user interfaces using Flutter, which solidified the importance of this framework in modern app development.

Guidance from Abang Caspian towards the participants

 

Blue Eyes Technology Webinar: Exploring Human-Computer Interaction

Professor Madya Ts. Dr. Masitah binti Ghazali, a highly respected lecturer at UTM, conducted a thought-provoking webinar on Blue Eyes Technology. The session delved into the fascinating intersection of technology and human interaction, shedding light on how Blue Eyes Technology has the potential to revolutionize the way humans interact with computers. Attendees gained valuable insights into the practical applications and ethical considerations of this cutting-edge technology.

Photo session between Dr. Masitah and participants

 

Ceramah Agama: Islam and Technology – A Harmonious Coexistence

Dr. Radhiahtul Raehan binti Mustafa, a lecturer at UTM, delivered an engaging religious lecture called “Ceramah Agama”, exploring the harmonious relationship between Islam and Technology. The informative session aimed to promote the compatibility of Islamic values with the modern digital landscape, bridging the gap between religious principles and technological advancements.

Photo session between Dr Radhiahtul and participants

 

Bioinformatics in Medicine Webinar: Unravelling the Synergy of Data and Healthcare

Mr. David Teak Wei Chong is the Head of Ever AI Holdings Sdn. Bhd. conducted an illuminating webinar on Bioinformatics in Medicine. This informative session provided attendees with an in-depth understanding of the intersection of bioinformatics and medicine. Mr. Chong discussed how data-driven insights and technological advancements are revolutionizing the healthcare industry and gave a glimpse into the future of personalized medicine.

Photo session between Mr. David and participants

 

CompFair’24 was more than just a series of workshops and webinars. The event featured a diverse range of competitions and activities, such as the thrilling Explorace, the intense Fast Finger Competition, the intellectually stimulating Coding Competition, and an Exhibition Company that showcased innovative projects. These events provided participants with a platform to exhibit their skills, exchange ideas, and promote healthy competition within the technological community.

CompFair’24 Participants

 

CompFair’24 was a multifaceted event showcasing the latest technological advancements and providing a platform for hands-on learning, collaboration, and the celebration of innovation. The engaging atmosphere and diverse range of activities highlighted its role as a catalyst for knowledge exchange, skill development, and the cultivation of a thriving technological community.

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