On 19th December 2017, CA (Computer Association) conducted an event called “Typothon”. This was conducted in Lab 3 in PCACS Campus. It was for the students of PCACS. Students from I.T., C.S., B.M.M., BAF, B.M.S., etc. participated in it.
Typothon is an event where the participant is provided a sheet which includes Multiple paragraphs. The participant is asked to type the contents from the sheet in the Computer in front of them under a given time period while their Monitors are turned off. The event consisted of 2 rounds, the 1st round lasted for 20 minutes giving participants enough time to finish their typing and the 2nd round lasted for 10 minutes while only allowing 8 participants to qualify from 1st round. 2nd round also had an extra twist added to it by disabling the use of backspace key using a software called “Sharpkeys”, while also keeping the turned off monitor rule. Between both the rounds, judging of the files created by participants was done by CA members. Judging was done by Points based on the amount of lines fully written and amount of mistakes made while typing and extra bonus points if they finish earlier than the time limit. In the end Saudagar Mote from F.Y.C.S.(A) took the first spot and Alaksha Kamble from F.Y.C.S.(A) took the runner up spot and both were congratulated.
Preparation: Typothon was a result of multiple meetings between the members (S.Y. and F.Y.) of Computer Association which included discussions, planning and execution.
Execution: The CA team worked together as a team during this event. Each Volunteer worked with each other and helped the participants which led to the event being a success.
Goal: Typing is the basic function required to use a computer, with technology Progressing daily hopefully this event helped students adapt typing better in their Day to day life activities.