Thursday, April 6, 2017

SenseDev'17 Experience

SenseDev is a five-day workshop on wireless sensor networks hosted by the University of San Carlos Talamban Campus in Cebu City last March 20-24, 2017. The resource persons were from Coventry University. Participants came from all over the country, mostly from Luzon. Before the actual workshop, we were asked to prepare a virtual machine (for VirtualBox). The virtual machine setup was automated using vagrant using a vagrant file provided by the resource persons. Included in the virtual machine are source code for TinyOS and OMNET++ for programming the TelosB mote. The first day of the conference included a field trip and socials night. The remaining days were devoted to the actual workshop. We were divided into groups where each group must develop a simple project to be presented at the last day of the workshop. Our project won the best project award.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PCSC 2017 Experience

The conference was held at the University of San Carlos Talamban Campus in Cebu City last March 16-18, 2017. The venue for the plenary sessions is nice and the food was great. There were a lot of student participants also. Several  pre-conference workshops were hosted by different schools. I attended the Women in Computing workshop which featured talks by some of the top women in computing from the Philippines. The paper presentations were divided into different tracks. I attended the Computer Networks and Cloud Computing where we presented our paper. There were six from ICS who attended the conference. The best paper for the conference came from National University.