The Internet of Things (IoT) Festival, initiated by the Computer Science and Engineering Student Clubs of Mauritius, with the support of companies in the IT industry, will start this Friday, October 1st with a series of webinars.

This festival aims to introduce the concept of connected objects to participants and give them a solid foundation on which to build by experimenting with this technology. The Internet of Things is one of those emerging technologies that offers immense opportunities for innovation in many fields and businesses. “IoT is gaining momentum with smart technologies. Students can gain experience easily on home projects because it is not complicated to use, the costs of components are affordable. They will be able to find work more easily as more and more companies are offering this type of services,” explains Irfaan Ali Subratty, initiator of the IOT Festival and executive member of ACM Chapters Mauritius. In Mauritius, the clubs involved in the organization of this festival are UoM IET On Campus, UoM ACM Student Chapter, Microsoft Student Ambassadors Mauritius, CyberCity ACM Chapter, IEEE UTM SB, IET Mauritius. This festival also aims to strengthen the connection between the different computer clubs at the international level and to be able to better exchange between them. The international clubs participating in the organization are: Warwick IET On Campus (United Kingdom), IEEE AIAC Student Branch (Morocco), IEEE RAS Chapter – Essths Student Branch (Tunisia), Art et Metier Charlons IET On Campus (France), UDSM ICT Students’ Society (Tanzania), IEEE Student Branch University Of Boumerdes (Algeria), ACM Alexandria Student Chapter (Egypt), IEEE An-Najah Student Branch (Palestine), University of Southampton Malaysia IET On Campus (Malaysia), Microsoft Student Ambassadors (Hong Kong). This festival is organized with the support of IT industry partners such as FINAM, Accenture, Clarity, SD Worx, LinkbyNet and CyberNaptics. The IoT Festival program includes webinars led by professionals from each specialty, a hands-on session and will end with a demonstration of the students’ projects. The three best projects will be rewarded. Mauritius is located in the 8pm time slot (GMT+4). Program topics, dates and registration links are available below:

  1. ‘Introduction to IoT’ – 1 Oct.:
  2. ‘Electric for IoT’ – 5 Oct.:
  3. ‘Communication protocols in IoT’ – 6 Oct.
  4. ‘IoT In the Modern World’ – 8 Oct.
  5. ‘IoT Lab Session’ – 9 Oct. (Link for the session will be sent my email)
  6. ‘Security in IoT’ – 11 Oct.
  7. ‘IoT & Artificial Intelligence’ – 13 Oct.
  8. ‘IoT in the Industries’ – 15 Oct.
  9. ‘IoT & Cloud/Edge Computing’ – 18 Oct.
  10. ‘Microsoft IoT Platform’ – 20 Oct.
  11. ‘Showcase of IoT Projects’ – 25 oct.