Six Weeks Workshop on Web Development and Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)


The Computer Centre, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh in association with Chandigarh Sub Section of IEEE is organized a Six Weeks Workshop on Web Development and Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) from 3rd June to 15th July, 2019. The Workshop was Coordinated by Dr. Sanjay Batish, Head Computer Centre and Co-Coordinated by Sh. Sushil Kumar, Sh. Prabhsimran Singh Bindra and Sh. Sandeep Pathak. Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, Dean Student Affairs, PEC was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function on the last day of the workshop.

The workshop comprised to theoretical and practical sessions on daily basis. Expert Lectures from eminent field experts were also conducted in due course of the workshop. Lectures related to use of IoT in modern Smart Cities such as IoT and Telemedicine by Dr. Sanjay Sood, Associate Director, C-DAC, Mohali, Introduction to Fog Computing by Dr. Nitin Auluck, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Ropar and How to build RFID and IoT Devices by Dr. Suman Kumar, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Ropar were delivered during the workshop.

In this workshop, students learnt the planning and creation of websites. This includes the information architecture, user interface, site structure, navigation, layout, colours, fonts, and imagery. The website development was then continued with programming in PHP and handling databases with MySQL.

This workshop was also an introduction to the world of Internet of Things (IoT) for the students. For the development of an IoT solution, students learnt the basics of the Python Programming Language. Students worked on the Raspberry Pi to design and develop practical IoT devices while learning programming and computer hardware. In addition, students learnt how to set up the Raspberry Pi environment, get a Linux operating system running, and write and execute some basic Python code on the Raspberry Pi. Students learnt how to use Python-based IDE (integrated development environments) for the Raspberry Pi and how to trace and debug Python code on the device.

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