Keeping ourselves abreast with the current trends in technology prompted us in developing the theme for Software Expo 2016. The GO word on SCST GO phrase was taken from the very famous game of Pokemon GO. On the other hand, “Raising the Level of Innovation Towards a Smarter Future” is aligned on the concept of Internet of Things. With these two trends in IT today the theme for Software Expo 2016 is SCST GO! Raising the Level of Innovation Towards a Smarter Future.
The three(3) days event started with a holy mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Marcelino Saria, O.P. It was then followed by ribbon cutting done by the Vice President for Academics Dr. Ma. Rhodora G. Odejar and Fr. Saria. Different software projects were presented by the students in courses like Advance Visual Basic Programming, Android Programming, Webpage Development, Adobe Premiere, Visual Graphics and Digital Design. These projects were visited by administrators, faculty members, college and high school students. In the afternoon of the first day, Programming Contest and Quiz Bee were simultaneously held on different venues. Winners of C, Java, and Advance VB got a rating of 91.67 %, 92%, and 92%respectively.
The second day was a very informative day for the students since it was filled with information which came from industry practitioners. The seminar held in the morning was about Disruptive Innovation. This was discussed by Mr. Jeffrey Aceron, he is the Technical Operations Manager of Out there media Singapore. Another seminar was held in the afternoon by MS. Eliza Clare Elleazar who is a System Analyst. She talked about her experiences related to Mobile Development her role and how can the training of students in school help them in having their dream job in IT.
A seminar was given to the parents of SCST students on the third day of the activity. Rev. Fr. Saria, O.P. who is the chaplain of the department was the one who gave the seminar. A good number of parents’ attended the event. Grade consultation after the seminar was also given by the department to the parents. Awarding ceremony was held in the afternoon. Various awardees on different competitions attended the event.
Through the participation and continuous support of students, faculty members and staff, and administrators, Software Expo 2016 had been a successful event filled with new experiences, learnings, teamwork and camaraderie.