APOGEE is the annual international technical festival of BITS Pilani and if you’re a tech enthusiast this is your best place to meet, greet and befriend India’s leading tech advancements.
While you secretly caress your smartphone and laptop... wait no? Only us then? However, point being, if you love tech as much as we do, APOGEE 2018 is back and packed a five day long tech-oozing fest.
This will be the 36th edition and shall be hosted in BITS Pilani from 21st-25th February, 2018.
They have mind-controlled drones. I repeat, MIND CONTROLLED DRONES. If I wasn’t clear enough, APOGEE 2018 is the place where you’d want to witness the demonstration of human-drone integration. Mind control is fine, what about crowd control? The Border Security Force’s indigenous Tear Gas Unit is trained to perform in high-pressure situations, with citizens’ lives at stake. Here’s your an opportunity to grasp the capability of our forces and to witness the latest advancements in military crowd control technology.
For a tech fest of epic proportions, how can there not be robots, right? APOGEE has its own star-studded line up of the most advanced robots. The NAO Bot being the most robo-like creation that we wouldn’t mind getting an autograph from in questionable areas.
Speaking of robo-like, remember that Hollow Man looking robot that was the star of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit? Yes, the Mitra Robot is here! And this time it will be more useful than a moving switchboard.
The best way to learn is to listen and since everyone has so many different takes on who and what they want to listen to, APOGEE has an exceptional mix of speakers. All of which have their unique idea with a powerful message to impart on your freshly sprouted brain.
Here are the names of some of them: Danielle Feinberg (Director of Photography and Lighting at Pixar), Ravi Subramanian (Indian author and banker), Vasu Primlani (speaker, environmentalist, actor, professor, somatic therapist, triathlete, baker, and a comedian), Sudha Menon (author, columnist, writing coach) and many more!
Hooked already? Here’s the fun bit. Like most college fests, APOGEE 2018 is filled with tons of student-initiated events and projects but unlike any other college fest, this one is brimming with enthu cutlets juiced up on tech. We’re talking RC car Grand Prix, Google-backed Hackathon, Robo wars, Indian Drone racing League, amphibian vehicle challenge and all the other tech-infused crazy stuff.