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Inclusive-Stem Confluence 2020

The event is in third year running of its earlier Inclusive STEM Hackathon version. The hackathon was where blind and visually impaired developers, industry professionals and CS students came together to work on exciting and challenging problems. The aim of the hackathon was to sensitise the engineers from potential IT companies and change the wider company mindset on the functioning and efficiency of persons with blindness and low vision by working together on the project, while also allowing the participants with disabilities an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, 17th January 2020
8:30 AM -9:30 AM Participant registration; Introductions / Welcome
Breakfast
TRACK 1 TRACK 2
9:30AM – 11:00 AM Workshop session: Disability 101 (Participants without disability) Workshop session: AI/ML: (Participants with disability)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Workshop Session: Accessibility in Code (Participants without disabilities) Workshop Session: Blockchain: (Participants with disability)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Workshop Session: Computational thinking and data structure: (Workshop Participants: (Participants with disability)
2:00 PM onwards Hackathon Begins: Hackathon Participants
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Tea/coffee Break
4:00 PM – 7.30 PM Employment Connect (For Registered Corporates only)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Roundtable – Diversity & Inclusion Curriculum (By Invitation Only)
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Dinner Break
Saturday, 18th January 2020
8:30 AM -9:30 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Expo: Workshop Participant Project booth + Product Expo
1:00 PM Hackathon Ends
11:30 – 1:00 PM Roundtable – School Inclusion Practice and Solutions (By Invitation Only)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Hackathon Expo
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Prize Distribution and Closing Ceremony
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM HIGH TEA