Mojo Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed Wi-Fi, is geared up to kickstart its first ‘Wifi Think Fest’ for students across India. The contest is an attempt to encourage students to take an out-of-the-box approach towards developing new applications of WiFi technology. The awards ceremony for this contest will be held at the 4th Wi-Fi Knowledge Summit, an initiative which brings together WiFi practitioners and enthusiasts to develop best practices for WiFi planning, deployment and optimization. The summit will be a two-day grand event from 14th-15th September 2017 at IIT-Bombay.
Who can participate?
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate/postgraduate course in India are eligible to take part. No technical skills are required. Each entry must include the name of a mentor from the institute/college/university of the student. The mentor could be a faculty member or IT dept staff member.
Participants can submit their idea in the form of a document, presentation slides or app. Students can register at http://wifi-ks.org/wifi_think_fest/ The deadline to submit entries is 15th August 2017. The winners will be announced on 30th August 2017 and felicitated at the 4th Wi-Fi Knowledge Summit.
“Our aim behind the conception of this Think Fest is to harness the imagination of young minds for extending the power of WiFi beyond just a means of internet access. We are encouraging all students to come up with innovative ideas to unleash the power of WiFi in making their campus a smart campus, city a smart city. So, let your imagination run wild and think about how you can facilitate the creation of a smart world,” said Mr. Pravin Bhagwat, Co-founder and CTO, Mojo Networks.
Commenting on WiFi use cases, Mr. Kiran Deshpande, Co-founder and President, Mojo Networks said, “Top national colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs and IIMs want WiFi across their campuses and spend considerable time and effort putting together vendors to look for this technology. A massively scalable WiFi Management Console that can manage WiFi at top 100 national universities with a sharable architecture while giving flexibility to each university is feasible. The same approach can be used for smart cities, government departments and even Gram Panchayats. A unified approach for critical national digital infrastructure is efficient and possible with the current state of the art in WiFi technology. WiFi is poised to truly enable digital India. It will not be far fetched to say that the digitization of India will be synonymous with its WiFization.”