On 18th April 2018, Cisco MENA and HCT organized Oman IoT Olympics 2018 at Higher College of Technology, Muscat. The Competition was divided into three stages, Creathon day, Packathon day and Hackathon day.
The areas of the IoT Olympics 2018 competitions were the following: Area I- Internet of Things Home, Area II-Industry of Things, Area III- IoT Oman-Smart City, Area IV-(IoT Campus Smart Campus) and Area V- Internet of Everything.
Mr. Muhammad Yasir Khan was the coordinator of the competition from NCT. Mr. Yasir and Mr. Narayanswamy were the coaches for the IoT Project competition groups. All participants Mallak Al Abri, Sara Al Busaidi, Buthaina AlShuraiqi, Ohood AlAzri, Shurooq Al Yahyai, Hasenah AlAwaimeri, Hafisa, Maather AlToubi from NCT along with coaches attended the event at HCT. The chief guest of the event was Under Secretary of Technical Education, Minstry of Manpower.
Students got a wonderful experience at the event although they belong to Diploma level and competing with B.Tech. projects was quite challenging. NCT students aim for the Gold medal next year in this competition. Being the only Diploma groups in the event, they students will get an edge on other groups by getting two more chances in the years to come.
The efforts of the students and coaches are highly appreciated by the Dr. Rolando Lontok (HoD IT), Ms. Alice Lontok (HoS IT) and Mr. Abdul Basith (HoS Networking).