A big finale. That’s what the Computer Association had in mind for its final event for the year 2016-2017. After weeks of brainstorming and planning, a name was chosen: ‘The Tri-Tech Relay’. The Tri-Tech Relay was one of the biggest and most audacious technical events that were ever conducted on the campus.
The Tri-Tech Relay was a 3-stage relay challenge that tested the participants on their knowledge, problem solving skills, pattern recognition skills and memory. Teams of 3 would participate, where each member in the team would participate in a different stage each. Once a stage was completed, the token would be handed over to the next team member. Speed and accuracy are the key to success.
The members of the Computer Association faced a huge challenge in organizing this event. It was a challenge the members tackled head on.
Preparation Week: S.Y. and F.Y. members began planning the event a couple of weeks prior to the designated event date. Brainstorming ensued and the three stages of the challenge were decided. Teams were formed for each stage and the daunting task of publicizing the event.
Execution Week: The publicity teams were scrambled to all streams in PCACS to inform the students about the upcoming mega-event. Online registrations opened which was quickly followed by traditional offline methods. These efforts resulted in over 300 people registering for The Tri-Tech Relay in teams of 3, from multiple streams in PCACS.
The three stages of The Tri-Tech Relay were:
- Switch Keys: A typing challenge where the keys of the keyboard were switched around. The ultimate pattern recognition and memory challenge.
- E-Treasure Hunt: A treasure hunt where the clues are strewn all across the web.
- The Quiz: A 3-round countdown quiz that tested logic, vocabulary and general knowledge.
The Tri-Tech Relay was a ground-breaking success. Over 90 teams battled it out for the top spot. That one title known as the ‘Tri-Tech Champions’.