In our port city of Chittagong, there aren't many opportunities to learn about recent tech trends. Organised by CheesecakeTech, Innovation Summit Chittagong was a rare opportunity for the youth to learn about recent tech trends. Held on July 28, the summit had stimulating sessions on the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, game development, app development, UI/UX, and the journey of entrepreneurship.
Chief guest Waseqa Ayesha Khan, Honourable Member of the Parliament, launched the opening ceremony. Keynote speakers included Achia Nila, Founder of Women in Digital; Mir Shahrukh Islam, entrepreneur and innovator in the field of IoT; Rini Ehsan Khusboo, CTO at Planter Ltd.; Onindo Ahmed, Communication Designer at Boomerang Digital; and Farhan Asef, a young architect and human-centred designer.
Achia Nila discussed development, design and deployment in the field of mobile applications and games. An exciting ideation contest was held in this session where the top three teams were rewarded with cash prizes from Cheesecake Tech.
Mir Shahrukh Islam enlightened the audience on IoT and the current state of the digital service industry, while Rini Ehsan Khushboo discussed robotics, and starting up a business and sustaining it.
Youngster Onindo Ahmed held a unique session where he divided the participants into different teams, each with an artist, a storyteller, and a problem solver, so as to explain how to start a design.
The last session of the day was taken by Farhan Asef who discussed how to build up an idea an idea and introduced the theory of design thinking to the audience.