'No dearth of talent in IT'
ISLAMABAD, Oct 28: Pakistan may be far behind India in information
technology, but there is no dearth of talent as was witnessed at the IT
competition held at the Baharia University on Saturday.
Bits, Bytes and
Colours, an all Pakistan IT gala challenged Computer Sciences students to
conceive, design, fabricate, and test their hardware and software
As many as two dozen colleges from around Pakistan
participated in the two-day competition exhibiting their software programmes and
It took Irfan Waheed, final year student of software
engineering of Baharia University several months to build his spy plane fitted
with digital camera. "I bought everything out of my own pocket. That's one of
the reasons why it took me so long to build my plane. But now it can be used for
defence purposes. I can control the plane up to a distance of one kilometre,"
Irfan said as he punched keys in his laptop that gave a view from the cockpit of
"I can also feed in a map and the plane will automatically
make left and right turns to follow a defined path," he said
Raheela Shehzadi and Noshaba Tariq, both fourth year Computer
Science students stood behind their hardware design Security Camera system for
"We were given an assignment by the National
Development Complex (NDC) to build driving circuitry that would rotate the
camera 360 degrees and tilt it 120 degrees," said Raheela as she demonstrated
automatic and manual movements. Dawn