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August 23, 2023 2:11 PM

Student capstones showcased at IT Demo Day

Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology hosted IT Demo Day on August 14 at the Waterloo campus to showcase student capstones. 

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A team of Computer Applications Development students were awarded Best in Program for their Tech Venture Management project.

Students in the Computer Applications Development and Mobile Solutions Development programs demonstrated the culmination of skills and knowledge learned over the length of their studies to judges to determine Best of Program projects.

Computer Applications Development students Amal Kumar, Saju Raju and Akilash Sageendran were awarded Best in Program for their Tech Venture Management project. The software streamlines solutions under one unified platform to enhance project management, including scheduling, task management, resource management, and time tracking.     

Mobile Solutions Development students Dhruvi Lad, Yash Patel and Mayank Shiroya were awarded Best in Program for an interactive business analytics dashboard. The team created a dynamic homepage to visually communicate performance. The graphs provide immediate, data-driven metrics, enabling users to make informed business decisions.

The two teams were invited to compete at the college’s Tech Showcase on August 15 with other final semester student projects from the School of Engineering & Technology and the School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology. The winner of Tech Showcase is awarded the Mastercraft Award, which recognizes excellence in program-related skills.

Among the other student projects were property management applications, task management platforms, an AI tool for language training, and a mental health consulting platform.

Conestoga’s School of Applied Computer Science & Information Technology is based at the college’s Waterloo campus, with access to one of the fastest-growing technology sectors in North America. Leading-edge programs offer a 21st-century education that prepares graduates for exciting careers in the innovative world of information and communications technology. With a strong connection to local industry, project-based and work-integrated learning enables students to solve real-world problems and engage in new technologies that empower a professional journey in a rapidly growing sector.