Information Technology Is a field that is taking the world by storm. Every country is excelling in the field by producing jaw-dropping innovations for the world to benefit from. Although, Pakistan’s contribution to I.T. has been very less. One of the reasons for this is that we realized the need and importance of I.T. at a relatively later age. But not anymore, Pakistan is doing everything that is required to turn Pakistan into an I.T. hub. Not only the government the universities are equally playing their role in furthering innovation in Pakistan. One such example of this is the FAST NUCES annual event SOFTEC which is a highly anticipated I.T. event of Pakistan.
What is SOFTEC?
In 1995, a group of students from FAST-NU came together and organized one of the largest I.T. events of Pakistan that came to be known as SOFTEC. This event is held every year at the FAST-NU Lahore campus. Since 1995, SOFTEC has become one of the largest and highly anticipated events of Pakistan. It gives students from all over the country to come forward and showcase their skills and exchange ideas.
SOFTEC over the tenure of 24 years, has not only kept the platform open for Pakistani students and professionals but also for the students of the region. Yes, it has extended its network in the region too. Students from countries like Iran, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, India, China, the UK, Australia, the USA, Bangladesh, and Malaysia participate in the event. This initiative is leaving a strong footprint of Pakistan in the area of information technology.
This time around too, FAST- NUCES (the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences) students society is all set to hold the I.T. event of the year I.e., SOFTEC’2022. This will be a 2-day event that will be open to all. Moreover, the event will be giving prizes worth 1 million to the winners. You definitely don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity that will surely open gates of success for you in the future to come. The event is to be held at the FAST-NU Lahore campus on March 26th and 27th, 2022.
There would be a lot of competitions in different categories, which are designed to test the skills of participants. The Prize money is worth 700,000 PKR to encourage the winners. The categories include:
- Software Project Competition and Exhibition
- Engineering Project Competition and Exhibition
- Programming Competition
- Web Dev Competition
- App Dev Competition
- Robo Rumble
- Graphic Designing Competition
- Gaming Competition
- Artificial Intelligence Competition
- Ideas Xtreme
IT conferences and Software House Enclosure are also part of the event.
There are sponsors in three categories: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. They are:
GOLD SPONSORS include LunchOn, Educative, and CureMD.
SILVER SPONSORS include Folio3, OmnoAI, GeniTeam, FAANA, EVS, and Amour.
BRONZE SPONSORS include SolutionsINN, TkXEL, ExperLabs, and Acrologix.
Uber is their traveling sponsor.
Like FAST-NU, everyone in the country wants to bring a tech-savvy culture to Pakistan. This will promote ideas and innovation in Pakistan and fill the tech void that the country is facing right now. More events like these should be held more often so that Pakistan could become self-sufficient technologically.