HISTORY


iTech Club is the official student organization for IT students at Ibri College of Technology. The Club has been successfully conducting iTech Marathon Events since AY 2015 to present. The aim of this marathon is to help students understand the market demands and challenges through competitions. During the event, various activities and competitions are conducted, especially in the fields of networking, web programming, project demonstrations, quiz in mathematics and photography. In the last 3 AYs, there were 14 Colleges and Universities who have participated in this event.

4th iTech Marathon 2019


The theme for this year’s marathon event is, “4th Industrial Revolution”. This theme is the latest trend nowadays as it brings new concept that will alter the way we live, work and communicate. It is not about one field only but instead it is a collaboration of physical, digital and biological that is known as cyber-physical systems. This includes Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, Quantum Computing, Biotechnology, The Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, Autonomous Vehicles and the like.

The IT Department at IbriCT, through the different contested events for the iTech Marathon will help assess the skills and ability of students around the Sultanate on how far have they obtained industrial revolution in their curriculum.

Contested Events and Rules


  1. Any students in IT / Computer Science discipline from the Colleges of Technology, College of Applied Sciences, Private Colleges, Private and/or Government Universities and Vocational Training Centres in Oman can register online and participate in the competition.
  2. Participants must be currently active undergraduate students in the participating Institution.
  3. Each team must consist of two (2) participants.
  4. Each participating Institution may have 2 supervisors to guide all the students in different contested events.
  5. The participating Institution can participate in all the contested events, however, one team can only participate in one event.
  6. Registration of names/events will be done online through this URL https://www.ibrict.edu.om/iTechMarathon/ , it will start from 17 February to 03 March 2019. Moreover, during the arrival, all participants / Supervisors must register and receive their ID straps.
  7. Competition instructions will be given from 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM in all designation venues.
  8. Decisions of the Contest Director and Board of Judges will be deemed final and irrevocable.

Contact Person: Mr. Somesh , Event In-charge, someshvar@ibrict.edu.om

  • For a given scenario, the teams shall design a Database Driven Web Application using the following skill set: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySql.
  • The software to be used shall be: Notepad++ or notepad for coding. WAMP Server (Apache Webserver, PHP and MySQL on Windows based machines).
  • The teams will be given 3 hours of duration for design and development of a web application.
  • The teams are allowed to carry maximum of three books.
  • Competition instructions will be given before the competition starts. After instructions, participants can interact with their supervisors for 15 minutes.
  • Pre-written codes and use of personal laptops, mobile phones, flash memory and other materials are strictly prohibited.
  • In case the two teams get the same score, the team who submitted their website first, will get the higher rank.
  • The team members can talk only to their peers. Talking to other teams is not allowed.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.


Contact Person:
  • Ms. Nasim Al-Balushi , nasim.albalushi@ibrict.edu.om

Overview:
  • This competition will test the abilities of the participants in designing a secured network that utilizes IoT devices in a simulated environment based on given scenarios using the latest version of Cisco Packet Tracer®. The competition covers fundamentals / concepts to intermediate topics in networking, network security and IoT.

Eligibility:
  • The competition is open to teams of Diploma 2 students or higher, with a good knowledge of networking, IoT and the latest version of Packet Tracer.
  • Each team should comprise of two (2) members.
  • Each college/university can send only one (1) team to this competition.

DURATION:
  • The competition starts at 10:30AM and ends at 12:00noon (1hr and 30 minutes). Under no circumstances, the competition will be extended.

RULES:
  • Only the registered students per team are allowed inside the competition hall. Supervisors will not be allowed to meet the participants until the competition is over.
  • Pre-written commands and the use of personal laptops/mobiles are strictly not allowed

COMPETITION MECHANICS:
  • Each team will be given a scenario-based network, security and IoT requirements.
  • Only one file will be accepted and judged per team.


Contact Person:
  • Ms. Iman Al-Jassasi , Iman.ALJassasi@ibrict.edu.om

Conduct of the Contest:

The contest will test the student’s ability in analyzing the problem statement and logical and physical design of the database.

The contest is scheduled for a period of two (2) hours (10:00AM-12:00PM), however, the Contest Director, after consultation with other team coaches may alter the length of the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties.

A team may be disqualified by the Contest Director for any activity that jeopardizes the contest such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest materials, or distracting behavior.


Contest Phases:
Phase No. Phase name Resources Outputs
1 Database Design Problem Statement Logical design(ERD)
ERD Plus Physical Design(Tables)
2 Normalization Problem Statement Normalized Tables
3 Developing Database Database (Tables) Queries

Scoring of Contest:
  • A team comprises of 2 members.
  • The contest comprises of 3 phases.
  • Teams are ranked according to the most questions solved. For the purpose of awards, teams who solve the same number of questions are ranked by least total time.
  • The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each phase solved. The time consumed for solved questions in each phase is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the accepted solution. There is no time consumed for a phase that is not solved.
  • It is the responsibility of the Contest Director to specify any additional tie-breakers. Tie-breaker policies must be announced to contestants before the contest begins.
  • The decisions of the Contest Director and Board of Judges will be deemed final and irrevocable.


Contact Person:
  • Mr. Shaik Mastan , shaik.vali@ibrict.edu.om

Conduct of the Contest:

Solutions to problems submitted for judging are called runs. Each run is judged as accepted or rejected by a judge, and the team is notified of the results. Notification of accepted runs may be suspended at an appropriate time to keep the final results secret. A general announcement to that effect will be made during the contest. Notification of rejected runs will continue until the end of the contest.

A team may submit a claim of ambiguity or error in a problem statement by submitting a clarification request to a judge. If the judges agree that an ambiguity or error exists, a clarification will be issued to all contestants.

Contestants are not allowed to converse with anyone except members of their team and personnel designated by the contest director. Systems Support Staff may advise contestants on system-related problems such as explaining system error messages.

The contest is scheduled for a period of two (2) hours, however, the contest director, after consultation with other team coaches may alter the length of the contest in the event of unforeseen difficulties.

A team may be disqualified by the Contest Director for any activity that jeopardizes the contest such as dislodging extension cords, unauthorized modification of contest materials, or distracting behavior.


Contest Computing Environment:

The programming languages of the contest will include C++ (CodeBlocks with MinGW compiler) and Java (JDK1.8 with NetBeans8.1).

Each team will use a single workstation. The contest director is responsible for determining that teams have reasonably equivalent computing resources.

After the registration for the contest, contestants will be presented with a demonstration of the submission procedures in the provided environment.


Scoring of Contest:
  • A team comprises of 2 contestants.
  • The contest comprises of 5 problems.
  • A problem is solved when it is accepted by the judges.
  • The judges are solely responsible for accepting or rejecting submitted runs.
  • In consultation with the judges, the Contest Director determines the winners of the contest.
  • The Contest Director and judges are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions.
  • Teams are ranked according to the most problems solved. For the purposes of awards, teams who solve the same number of problems are ranked by least total time.
  • The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the accepted run. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.
  • It is the responsibility of the Contest Director to specify any additional tie-breakers. Tie-breaker policies must be announced to contestants before the contest begins.
  • The decisions of the Contest Director and Board of Judges will be deemed final and irrevocable.


Contact Person:
  • Ms. Henah Evangelene , henah.evangelene@ibrict.edu.om
Objective:
  • The contest aims at developing analytical and presentation skills of the cotestants as a team by applying their knowledge of Mathematics concerning the need of Math in Industrial Revolution – IV.

General Rules:
  • Each participating Institution can have only one (1) team entry.
  • The presentation should be with the detailed information about the topic with references.
  • It is a group presentation. Each group will have 2 members.
  • The time of each presentation is limited to 10 minutes.
  • Decisions of Board of Judges will be deemed final and irrevocable.
  • Participation certificates along with prizes will be given to the first, second and third position holders and participation certificates to all other participating teams.

Evaluation Criteria:

Each presentation will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on the evaluation criteria on a grade-scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest.

Each presentation will be evaluated on the following basis:

  • Content
  • Design
  • Tools used
  • Innovative critical work
  • Presentation skills
  • References


Contact Person:
  • Mr. Ahamed Nishath , ahamed.nishath@ibrict.edu.om

Instructions for Project Demonstration:
  • Each Project Group can be of maximum 2 members only.
  • The group members themselves should demonstrate their project.
  • The project details could be made as a poster of A1 size.
  • On the day of competition, each group will be given 15 minutes to demonstrate their respective projects and 10 minutes for the question and answer session.
  • Each project group is allowed to use more than one technology for their project.

Evaluation & Results Announcement
  • A team of four Experts will evaluate each project.
  • Each project will be evaluated based on the Evaluation Criteria.
  • Each project will be evaluated in the grade point range of 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest.
  • The average of grade points from the four Experts will be the final score of the Project Demonstration and Question and Answer session.
  • In case of a tie, deliberation is to be made by the Experts and their decision will be final and irrevocable.
  • The Top 3 grade point will be awarded as First, Second and Third Place, respectively.
  • The results of the Project Demonstration will be announced at the closing ceremony. The prizes for the winners will also be felicitated at the same time.

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Number of functionalities incorporated in the Project.
  • Innovative design and innovative ideas of the Project.
  • Diverse technology implementation of the Project.
  • Fully implementable.
  • Overall Project quality.

Let's Get In Touch!


Overall In-charge (Steering Team)

Dr. Duhai Al-Shukeili,
HoD-IT

duhai.alshukaili@ibrict.edu.om

Dr. Pugalarasu.
HoS-Math

r.pugalarasu@ibrict.edu.om

Mr. William Ancheta,
HoS-IT

william.ancheta@ibrict.edu.om

Ms. Fatma Al-Shamli,
iTech Coordinator

fatma.alshamli@ibrict.edu.om