Company Visit Summary: PT. Arwana Citramulia Ceramic Plant

On November 23rd, 2023, a group of Industrial Engineering students from Sampoerna University embarked on a company visit to Plant II of PT Arwana Citramulia, a prominent ceramic company situated in Cikande, Banten. This visit was organized as part of their Manufacturing Process course, offering students valuable insights into the practical aspects of industrial engineering.

 

The journey commenced at 8 AM, with participants boarding a bus from Sampoerna University, arriving at the PT Arwana Citramulia premises by 9:50 AM. Upon arrival, Mr. Rally Sudarta, the VP of Human Resources-General Affairs at PT Arwana, warmly welcomed the students. The visit began with a session of refreshments, followed by a comprehensive overview of the company, including its history and operations, through a detailed company profile presentation.

PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk operates in the ceramic, porcelain, and granite tile industry. Their products, marketed under the Arwana, UNO, and ARNA brands, cater to different market segments. All products adhere to stringent production standards, including SNI (Indonesian National Standard), ISO 13006, ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System), and the green industry standard SIH 23929.1:2017 (Ceramic Tile Industry).

 

Since initiating commercial production in 1995, PT Arwana Citramulia has expanded to five plants, featuring ample greenery. The company regularly engages in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, such as building schools, providing agricultural education to housewives, and offering medical check-ups to the local community.

The highlight of the visit was a guided tour through the factory, led by Plant Manager Mr. Tendy Susanto. The tour provided students with firsthand knowledge of the intricate processes involved in ceramic production. Starting at the storage area for materials like clay and silica, the manufacturing process progressed through mixing, pressing, horizontal drying, glazing, printing (using both rotary and digital methods), firing, quality control, and finally, packaging. The tour also included a visit to the Research and Development (R&D) department.

 

After a shared lunch, the visit concluded at 2 PM, and the participants boarded the bus for their return journey to Sampoerna University. The company visit proved to be a valuable learning experience for the Industrial Engineering 2021 students, offering real-world exposure to the manufacturing processes of a leading ceramic company. This practical encounter is expected to significantly contribute to their understanding of industrial engineering concepts and their application in the ceramic industry.

Pelatihan Augmented Reality dengan Vuforia oleh PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia

Kolaborasi Bapak Santo Tjhin dengan tim pimpinan di PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia, sebuah perusahaan yang mengkhususkan diri dalam distribusi global perangkat lunak Augmented Reality dan perangkat lunak 3D dalam industri media baru, telah membuahkan hasil yang bermanfaat. Kemitraan ini berakar pada saat Pak Santo menjabat sebagai tenaga pendidik pada program studi media baru DKV di Binus University. Pada tanggal 27 Oktober 2023, Bapak Santo berdiskusi dengan Ibu Diah, Direktur Pemasaran, dan Bapak Kharisma, Direktur Pelaksana PT Hetra Teknologi Indonesia, dengan fokus pada potensi inisiatif pelatihan di Sampoerna University dan menjajaki peluang kolaborasi dalam magang.

 

Komunikasi selanjutnya berjalan lancar, didorong oleh hubungan jangka panjang antara Bapak Santo dan PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia. Topik pelatihan yang diusulkan, “Nurturing Future Skills with Vuforia,” telah disepakati, dengan fokus khusus pada sesi praktik di mana mahasiswa Sampoerna University akan belajar membuat target AR untuk aplikasi augmented reality. Acara yang dijadwalkan berlangsung pada tanggal 13 November 2023, mulai pukul 13.30 dan seterusnya, menandai perkembangan signifikan yang segera dikomunikasikan oleh Bapak Santo kepada seluruh pimpinan FET.

 

 

Untuk menyukseskan pelaksanaan pelatihan, Bapak Santo bekerjasama dengan pengurus SAA dan FET yaitu Ibu Dilla Ayu Wardani untuk melakukan pembekalan sebelum acara. Pada tanggal 13 November 2023 telah dilaksanakan Pelatihan Augmented Reality di VCD Creative Center lantai 7 dengan antusias menarik 30 peserta.

 

Acara diawali dengan perkenalan oleh pembawa acara, Nona Lala, mahasiswa Sampoerna University dari Fakultas Bisnis. Kuis yang meriah menambah antusias peserta, yang berujung pada sambutan dan perkenalan oleh Bapak Surya Danusaputro dan Bapak Tombak Matahari, Head of Department VCD. Souvenir dari Sampoerna University kepada Vuforia Indonesia diserahkan oleh Bapak Tombak dan Bapak Santo sebagai simbol rasa syukur atas kerjasama yang telah terjalin.

 

Bapak Kharisma, selaku Managing Director, naik panggung untuk menyampaikan presentasi tentang evolusi Augmented Reality dan dampaknya terhadap sektor kreatif dan pendidikan. Menekankan pesatnya pertumbuhan teknologi, ia menyoroti potensi besar lulusan Desain Komunikasi Visual untuk berkontribusi di berbagai industri melalui penguasaan Augmented Reality.

 

 

Pelatihan dilanjutkan dengan sesi yang dipimpin oleh Ibu Diah selaku Direktur Pemasaran yang mendemonstrasikan pemrograman AR menggunakan Unity Software dan software Vuforia. Mahasiswa Sampoerna University dengan penuh semangat bereksperimen dan menerapkan Vuforia dalam menciptakan Augmented Reality, menunjukkan antusiasme dan pemahaman mereka terhadap teknologi tersebut.

 

Pasca pelatihan, peserta ditugaskan untuk memproduksi proyek AR, dan hasilnya sangat mengesankan. Teknologi Vuforia yang ramah pengguna terbukti efektif, terutama ketika peserta memiliki dasar yang kuat dalam prinsip-prinsip desain.

 

Acara ini diakhiri dengan forum tanya jawab komprehensif yang dimoderatori oleh Ibu Diah dan Bapak Ayub, memberikan para mahasiswa wawasan berharga tentang peran perangkat lunak Vuforia dan perkembangan teknologi AR di masa depan. Setelah itu, sebuah kuis menantang peserta dalam pembelajaran Vuforia mereka, sehingga menciptakan suasana yang menarik dan interaktif.

 

Dalam sambutan penutupnya, Bapak Santo menyampaikan terima kasih dan apresiasi kepada ajaran komprehensif PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia tentang Augmented Reality. Acara diakhiri dengan sesi foto bersama yang mengabadikan keberhasilan bersama Pelatihan AR ini.

 

Keberhasilan Pelatihan Vuforia secara keseluruhan menunjukkan potensi untuk diadakan lagi di masa depan, mengingat tingginya permintaan dari mahasiswa meskipun kapasitas tempat pelatihan terbatas.

Augmented Reality Training with Vuforia by PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia

The collaboration between Mr. Santo Tjhin and the leadership team at PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia, a company specializing in the global distribution of Augmented Reality software and 3D software within the new media industry, has yielded fruitful results. This partnership took root during Mr. Santo’s tenure as an educator in the DKV new media study program at Binus University. On October 27, 2023, Mr. Santo engaged in discussions with Mrs. Diah, the Marketing Director, and Mr. Kharisma, the Managing Director of PT Hetra, focusing on potential training initiatives at Sampoerna University and exploring opportunities for collaboration in internships.

 

The subsequent communication was seamless, driven by the longstanding relationship between Mr. Santo and PT. Hetra. The proposed training topic, “Nurturing Future Skills with Vuforia,” was agreed upon, with a specific focus on hands-on sessions where Sampoerna University students would learn to create target AR for augmented reality applications. The scheduled event took place on November 13, 2023, from 1:30 pm onwards, marking a significant development that Mr. Santo promptly communicated to all FET leaders.

To ensure the successful execution of the training, Mr. Santo collaborated with SAA and FET administrators, namely Mrs. Dilla Ayu Wardani, for a pre-event briefing. On November 13, 2023, the Augmented Reality Training unfolded at the Creative Center VCD on the 7th floor, attracting 30 enthusiastic participants.

 

The event commenced with an introduction by the master of ceremonies, Ms. Lala, a Sampoerna University student from the Faculty of Business. A lively quiz heightened participants’ enthusiasm, leading to remarks and introductions by Mr. Surya Danusaputro and Mr. Tombak Matahari, Head of Department VCD. Souvenirs from Sampoerna University to Vuforia Indonesia were presented by Mr. Tombak and Mr. Santo, symbolizing gratitude for their collaboration.

 

Mr. Kharisma, the Managing Director, took the stage to deliver a presentation on the evolution of Augmented Reality and its impact on the creative and educational sectors. Emphasizing the rapid growth of technology, he highlighted the immense potential for Visual Communication Design graduates to contribute to various industries through mastering Augmented Reality.

 

The training continued with a session led by Mrs. Diah, the Marketing Director, demonstrating AR programming using Unity Software and Vuforia software. Sampoerna University students eagerly experimented with and applied Vuforia in creating Augmented Reality, showcasing their enthusiasm and grasp of the technology.

Post-training, participants were tasked with producing AR projects, and the results were impressive. Vuforia’s user-friendly technology proved effective, especially when participants had a strong foundation in design principles.

 

The event culminated in a comprehensive question-and-answer forum moderated by Mrs. Diah and Mr. Ayub, providing students with valuable insights into the role of Vuforia software and the future development of AR technology. Following this, a quiz challenged participants on their Vuforia learning, fostering an engaging and interactive atmosphere.

 

In his closing remarks, Mr. Santo expressed gratitude and appreciation for PT. Hetra Teknologi Indonesia’s comprehensive teachings on Augmented Reality. The event concluded with a group photo session, capturing the shared success of the Augmented Reality Training.

 

The overall success of the Vuforia Training indicates its potential for future iterations, acknowledging the high demand from students despite the limited capacity of the training venue.

Guest Lecture by Dr. Ong Chi Wei: Insights into Aortic Disease Progression using Computational Fluid Dynamics

On November 9th, 2023, FETINADEC held a guest lecture event for FET Students, Lecturers, and Staff. This guest lecture event demonstrated the adaptability of academic forums. The guest was an expert lecturer from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Dr. Ong Chi Wei.

Dr. Ong Chi Wei is an expert lecturer in the field of biomedical engineering. With a research focus on biomechanics, fluid-structure interaction, computational fluid dynamics, and finite element analysis. The guest lecturer’s interdisciplinary approach is to the complexities of modern biomedical engineering research.

In this guest lecture, Dr. Ong shared his insight on the latest innovative research on Aortic Disease using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Dr. Ong explained that the CFD can help us to combine computer science with engineering science using AI to solve governing questions of fluid by using computational methods under various physical conditions to study different phenomena.  On the other hand, Dr. Ong also explained the other applications of CFD, for example, to optimize the speed of racing cars. Here, the CFD is applied in the optimization of the design of cars that can deal with turbulence.

For the application of CFD on Aortic Disease, Dr. Ong explained the background introduction on why it is urgent to do this research. Most people do not know they have an aneurysm until it is life-threatening. Over 60% of those with ruptured aneurysm will die. Therefore, this reason became the biggest motivation for Dr. Ong and his team to research the prevention of aortic aneurysms.

In conclusion, our comprehensive exploration of Aortic Disease and Computational Fluid Dynamics has provided an understanding of the intersection of engineering and biomedical. The active and insightful participation from both students and lecturers has enhanced our lecture. As we investigate deeper into this interdisciplinary field, it is evident that collaborative efforts are essential for advancing our knowledge and developing innovative solutions. We extend our gratitude to all participants for their valuable contributions. 

As the guest lecture neared its end, all attendees and the guest lecturer convened for a commemorative photo. In summary, the conclusion of this lecture was favorable and predicts future engagements.

Sampoerna University Presents A Workshop for Garuda Cendekia Junior High-School Students: “Applying Critical Thinking Skills by Identifying Fake News”

In an effort to equip junior high school students with essential skills for the digital age, Sampoerna University, through its Education (ELed) students specializing in Literacy, Culture, and the Development of Critical Readers, recently conducted a workshop at Garuda Cendekia Junior High School. The focus of the workshop was to enhance student’s awareness of the prevalence of fake news and hoaxes in mass and social media, empowering them with strategies to identify misinformation and reliable sources of information.

 

The workshop, held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Garuda Cendekia School, witnessed the participation of 42 students from the Class Representative Council (MPK) and Intra-School Student Organization (OSIS) of Garuda Cendekia Junior High School. The event was facilitated by Sampoerna University ELed students, who, having taken the subject of Literacy, Culture, and the Development of Critical Readers were well-prepared to share insights and strategies in combating the challenges posed by fake news.

 

In today’s digital era, information, and media literacy have become indispensable skills, particularly for students who navigate an online landscape saturated with information of varying credibility. The workshop aimed to empower students with the ability to apply critical thinking skills when encountering information online, enabling them to discern between trustworthy and false content. As noted by Flanagin (2008), the current generation of students is exposed to a vast array of information online, necessitating the cultivation of skills to differentiate between accurate and misleading data.

 

During the workshop, participants engaged in sessions that provided them with practical strategies to recognize reliable sources of information, identify fake news or hoaxes, and critically evaluate digital media. Moreover, the workshop emphasized the rights and responsibilities of digital media users, including ethical considerations in sharing information online. This holistic approach aims to mold students into intelligent consumers of information and responsible contributors to the digital discourse.

 

The enthusiastic response from the participants underscored their interest in delving deeper into the intricacies of media literacy. The workshop not only addressed the immediate need for critical thinking skills but also instilled in students a sense of responsibility as digital citizens.

 

According to Strauss (2000), media literacy workshops play a crucial role in shaping students into individuals who are not only aware of the potential pitfalls of digital information but also responsible for their consumption and dissemination of content. By conducting such workshops, educational institutions contribute to the creation of a generation that actively safeguards information integrity and positively engages in the digital landscape.

 

Furthermore, beyond the educational benefits, the workshop served as an opportunity for Sampoerna University ELed students to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom setting. Simultaneously, it showcased Sampoerna University’s commitment to community engagement and the dissemination of vital skills beyond its academic walls.

 

The overarching objectives of the workshop were to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify fake news and its characteristics, use credible and valid resources, and strengthen Sampoerna University’s branding to a wider audience. The anticipated outcomes include participants applying critical thinking skills to identify fake news, differentiating between fake and accurate news, and effectively selecting and using credible and valid information sources.

 

The workshop not only addressed a pressing need for media literacy education but also exemplified Sampoerna University’s commitment to community outreach. As we navigate the digital age, equipping students with the skills to discern truth from misinformation becomes paramount, and workshops of this nature play a pivotal role in fostering responsible and informed digital citizens.

ReadNest Community Service Initiative: Igniting a Love for Books in the Digital Age.

In a world increasingly dominated by digital media, the community service initiative ReadNest was introduced by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) in collaboration with the FET Student Executive Body (BEM) to revive the reading culture among young people. This program aims to enhance literacy skills and foster a love for reading among elementary school students, addressing an essential need in today’s rapidly changing and technology-driven society. The ReadNest initiative, a community service project, recently concluded with remarkable success. This initiative, a collaboration between the FET Community Service and the BEM KM FET 2023/2024 at Sampoerna University, has made progress in improving literacy among elementary school students. The event was held at SDN Gadog 2 Sukajadi in Bogor, West Java.

 

The initiative included setting up a mini library, complete with quality bookshelves and an efficient library information system. The main activities of this program were interactive storytelling sessions, educational games, and comprehensive digital literacy training, designed to engage and educate elementary school students in a fun and interactive way.

 

 

The initiative was carried out by lecturers and students from the Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Visual Communication Design study programs at Sampoerna University. Each part played a vital role in the success of this project. They brought these activities to the enthusiastic elementary school students of SDN Gadog 2 Sukajadi, Bogor, who were the primary beneficiaries of this program.

 

The ReadNest initiative received highly positive feedback. A survey conducted at the end of the event showed a significant increase in student engagement and reading comprehension abilities. The initiative was appreciated by educators, community members, and the participating students themselves for its innovative approach and meaningful impact.

 

 

The ReadNest initiative is proof of the power of collaborative community service. Its success has opened doors for future initiatives and set a precedent for similar programs aimed at empowering young learners. The collaboration between the FET Community Service and the 2023/2024 FET KM BEM at Sampoerna University has not only been beneficial for the participants but also serves as an excellent example of community engagement and educational development.

 

A link to the video of the activities can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhD03WbIy6E

 

 

Learning Beyond Borders: Sampoerna University Students Participated in International Conference on Computational Modelling, Simulation and Optimization

Sampoerna University is proud to announce the outstanding participation of our students at the 2nd International Conference on Computational Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization, held from June 23-25, 2023 in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. Our scholars once again stood tall, demonstrating their prowess in computational studies in an international arena, collaborating with top-tier students, academics, and professionals from all around the globe. The conference will be held at the Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel in Bali, Indonesia.

For more information, please visit the conference website at https://iccmso2023.com/.

 

The conference, jointly organized by the Innovative Research Foundation (IRF), Sampoerna University, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Haryana INDIA, National Institute of Technology Silchar, INDIA, and Andhra Loyola Institute of Engg. and Tech., Andhra Pradesh, INDIA, provided a unique platform for exchanging knowledge, innovative ideas, and the latest developments in the computational modeling, simulation, and optimization domain.

 

 

We are pleased to honor the students from the Industrial Engineering Study Program of Sampoerna University who participated in the conference. Michael Frabun, Ahmad Maulana Ibrah, and Enrico Halim, you made us proud with your commitment, your innovative thinking, and your dedication to representing Sampoerna University on the global stage.

 

These students worked under the expert guidance of their advisors, Sri Sosilawati Islam, Filscha Nurprihatin, and Surya Danusaputro Liman. Their mentorship and commitment to guiding our students to this level of success is truly commendable.

 

The event not only contributed to enhancing the participants’ theoretical knowledge and practical skills, but also fostered global collaborations, nurtured innovative thoughts, and enhanced communication skills.

 

 

As we celebrate our students’ achievements, we look forward to more opportunities to showcase Sampoerna University’s excellence in future events. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to the organizers and the co-participants for making the conference a truly enriching experience.

 

At Sampoerna University, we are dedicated to nurturing the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. This recent achievement is another testament to our commitment to excellence, not only locally but also on a global scale.

 

 

Sampoerna University Computer Science and Information System Students Gain Insights into Technology and Media Operations during the RCTI+ Visit

Sampoerna University’s Computer Science and Information System students recently had the unique opportunity to gain firsthand insights into the dynamic world of media and technology during an industrial visit to the MNC Tower, home to RCTI+ (MNC Group’s digital platform). The visit encompassed a comprehensive office tour, engaging sharing sessions by industry experts, and reflections from students, providing a holistic understanding of the digital landscape and its applications. 

 

The visit commenced with an extensive tour of the MNC Group’s facilities, providing a glimpse into the company’s operational hub. Participants explored key areas, including the lobby, conference hall, and innovation center. This firsthand experience allowed students to witness the synergy between technology and media in a real-world setting.

 

MNC Digital/RCTI+ Chief Technology Officer, Rio Anugrah, set the tone for the visit with a welcoming speech. He shared invaluable insights into the company’s digital initiatives and the pivotal role technology plays in MNC’s day-to-day operations. This session served as a compass, guiding students through the intersection of media and technology. 

 

The visit proceeded with a presentation from Ciptadi Lin, the Head of the Software Engineer Department at RCTI+, about a compelling case study on building microservices. This session delved into challenges, benefits, and the best practices associated with microservices architecture. The emphasis on scalability, flexibility, seamless content delivery to enhance user experience, and easier maintenance provided valuable insights into RCTI+’s approach to modern software development.

 

Prayuga Oktaviano, an Android Developer at RCTI+, shared profound insights on Android development. As the majority of users engage with digital content through mobile devices, this session highlighted the importance of responsive apps, user experience, and efficient code optimization. Students gained a deeper understanding of the tools, technologies, and continual improvement strategies employed in Android app development. 

 

The next session was from Fahrul Sidik, a DevOps Specialist at RCTI+. He guided students on the role of DevOps in software development. The session provided a roadmap for those aspiring to become DevOps professionals, stressing collaboration, automation, and continuous improvement. Real-world examples from RCTI+, including the use of tools like Jira, Jenkins, and Kubernetes, illustrated the practical implementation of DevOps principles. 

 

The visit also featured a session with Lareni Manda, Head of QA at RCTI+, shedding light on the software testing life within the company. The discussion covered the importance of quality assurance, various testing phases, and automation tools used, such as Ruby Cucumber. RCTI+’s insights emphasized the continuous testing approach throughout the development cycle to ensure product reliability and quality. 

 

Reflecting on the visit, Oryzea Sativa Ilham, an Information System student, shared a profound appreciation for the practical applications of the topics covered. The in-depth sessions on microservices, Android development, DevOps, and software testing provided a holistic view of the media and technology industry. She highlighted the real-world impact of the sessions, emphasizing how the experience not only deepened academic understanding but also inspired career considerations within the industry. The knowledge gained during the visit is poised to be a valuable asset as students prepare for future internships, providing a bridge between academic knowledge and real-world application in their chosen field. 

 

Sampoerna University stands committed to providing students with a holistic education that extends beyond traditional classroom learning. A testament to this commitment is this eye-opening visit that allowed students to delve into the dynamic intersection of media and technology. This immersive experience not only offered a panoramic view of the intricate relationship between the two but also showcased the practical applications of software development within a leading media company. Through engaging sessions with industry leaders and an enlightening office tour, students gained invaluable insights that transcend theoretical knowledge. This real-world exposure serves as a cornerstone in their education, equipping them with practical skills that will undoubtedly prove beneficial as they graduate and step into the workforce. As these students reflect on the lesson learned, they carry with them a newfound perspective that will shape their future endeavors in the ever-evolving landscape of information systems and technology. Sampoerna University’s commitment to such experiential learning ensures that graduates are well-prepared to navigate the challenges of the professional world with confidence and competence.

 

 

Exploring Engineering Ethics in the Digital Era with Dr. Lydia Anggraini

On November 10th, 2023, a guest lecture occurred at Sampoerna University as a part of the Senior Colloquium course. The guest lecture was presented by Dr. Eng. Lydia Anggraini, S.T., M. Eng., an aspiring educator, and researcher who currently is the head of the Mechanical Engineering study program at President University, Indonesia. With her educational background, she gave an insight into the engineering ethics problems in the modern digital world.

 

The lecture started with an opening remark and introduction by the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Study Program, Dr. Eng. Ir. Farid Triawan. Afterward, Dr. Lydia proceeded to deliver her lectures, covering comprehensive topics ranging from internet ethics, online privacy, safety, civility, and hoax, to copyright and plagiarism issues. She explained the definitions and importance of each term one by one and provided an example of each topic. One example of the topic is about intellectual property, which protects the authored works and inventions from fraud ownership.

 

 

After the lecture ended, Dr. Lydia opened a Q&A forum discussion about engineering topics. One notable question came from one student, Azka, addressing how data fraud from social media is being normalized by people, especially in Indonesia. In response to that question, Dr. Lydia firmly stated that it is not okay to normalize data fraud. However, with everything that is going on in Indonesia’s cybersecurity, it is almost impossible to remove the threat of data fraud completely. The only way to tackle this is to be cautious and avoid any suspicious links or calls that may be coming from the scammer.

 

Following the presentation and Q&A, Dr. Lydia gave a case study related to fraud in engineering and ways to maintain engineering ethics. In groups of 4, students were given 15 minutes to research this topic and then present their findings in front of the class. One interesting presentation came from a group that discussed the deception of lead usage in automobile gasoline. Thomas Midgley Jr claimed that his invention, “ethyl gasoline”, would increase the combustion engine’s performance. The shocking truth is that he used tetraethyl lead, which contains lead (Pb), a very toxic chemical element. Despite that, Thomas branded his gasoline as “ethyl” to deceive people into thinking that it was chemically safe. Because of this fraud, the resulting burning of lead gasoline caused millions of premature deaths and an extreme decline in IQ. An important engineering ethic to learn from this case is about the integrity of a researcher because your invention will impact other people.

 

 

After all the groups had presented their study case, Dr. Farid made a closing remark to wrap up the guest lecture series. “Through this lecture, hopefully, the students gain a lot of insights about engineering ethics, and implement this well in the future”, said Dr. Farid. 

 

Sampoerna University is dedicated to providing the highest quality U.S. education in Indonesia. The commitment goes beyond traditional classroom settings, as students not only engage in learning from experienced professors but also have unique opportunities to collaborate and gain insights from professionals within their respective fields. This innovative approach ensures a well-rounded education that goes beyond theoretical knowledge, offering practical experiences that prepare students for real-world challenges. By fostering collaboration between students and industry experts, Sampoerna University creates a dynamic learning environment that equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen careers. 

 

 

What is A Virtual Hackathon? All You Need to Know

A virtual hackathon is an online event where people from all over the world may cooperate on problems and create innovative solutions. These activities usually last a weekend or more, and participants are urged to collaborate to create something new and intriguing.

 

A virtual hackathon, instead of regular hackathons hosted in real locations, takes place entirely online. Participants create groups, brainstorm ideas, and collaborate to design and develop projects, including software, apps, hardware, or other technical advancements. These competitions typically include coding, design, problem-solving, and presenting skills. Participants connect, share progress, and receive mentorship or support from sponsors or experienced experts via video conferencing, online collaboration tools, and specialized platforms. 

 

Virtual hackathons allow you to interact with a global community while also promoting networking opportunities, learning experiences, and the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and creativity from the comfort of your own home. They offer an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges, gain practical experience, and develop their professional network in the computer industry.

 

How to Run a Virtual Hackathon?

To ensure the success of a virtual hackathon, several crucial actions must be taken. To begin, create the event’s subject or issue statement, considering the challenges participants will face or the project they will collaborate on. Create a precise calendar defining the duration of the hackathon, including keynote speakers, workshops, and submission deadlines. 

 

Then, choose a platform or software that makes team formation, communication, and project submission easier. To attract participation:

  1. Promote the event widely on social media, student networks, and tech communities.
  2. Obtain sponsorships or partnerships to offer the winners resources, mentorship, and rewards.
  3. Organize mentorship sessions or workshops to help participants navigate the event and handle any queries or technical challenges they may have.
  4. Ensure a support mechanism for troubleshooting and assistance during the hackathon. 

Set up a fair judgment process in which judges analyze and choose winners based on predetermined criteria. Celebrate the accomplishments, showcase the projects, and provide opportunities for participants to share their work, network, and learn from one another’s experiences after the event. To stimulate innovation and collaboration among college students, a virtual hackathon requires precise planning, clear communication, and a friendly environment.

Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Hackathon

Benefits of Hosting a Virtual Hackathon

Hosting a virtual hackathon has various advantages for both organizers and participants, particularly in a college setting. Here are some significant benefits:

1. Enhanced Flexibility

Participants can attend from the comfort of their homes, promoting flexibility in managing time and fitting varied schedules, making it more accessible to college students with varying responsibilities.

2. Global Accessibility

Virtual hackathons cross geographical barriers, allowing participants from many time zones and areas to participate. This worldwide reach enables a more diverse pool of skills and perspectives.

3. Skill Development and Learning

Hackathons enable participants to improve their technical and soft abilities by providing a hands-on learning environment. This primarily benefits college students who receive practical experience and can apply classroom information to real-world problems.

4. Cost-Effectiveness

Virtual hackathons are less expensive to conduct because there is no need for a physical venue, accompanying logistics, or travel fees. This is especially beneficial for college organizers on a tight budget.

5. Community Engagement 

Hosting a virtual hackathon encourages participants to feel a sense of community and teamwork. They can learn from one another, share ideas, and foster a friendly environment for IT enthusiasts.

6. Increased Networking Opportunities 

Participants can network with sponsors, mentors, and peers via online platforms. This broadens their professional network, which could lead to internships, career prospects, or collaborative initiatives.

7. Sponsor Engagement

Virtual hackathons allow sponsors to interact with a tech-savvy audience and explore possible talent or new ideas.

8. Showcasing Talent and Projects

Participants will have the opportunity to display their talent and projects to a bigger audience. This exposure is critical for recognition, portfolio development, and attracting investors or prospective partners.

9. Innovative Solutions 

These events frequently result in innovative solutions to challenges within a restricted time frame, demonstrating participants’ ingenuity and problem-solving talents. This can also lead to prospective entrepreneurial ventures or real-world solutions.

 

A virtual hackathon provides a dynamic platform for stimulating creativity, learning, cooperation, and invention, making it a valuable experience for college students and the broader IT community.

Faculty of Engineering and Technology Sampoerna University 

Sampoerna University is a fully accredited university in Indonesia that offers the best choice for those seeking excellent international education. Sampoerna University is a private, non-denominational, non-profit university licensed and certified by the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. Formed according to national and international standards, Sampoerna University is qualified to contribute to society through education substantially.

 

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) at Sampoerna University committed to building STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) competence. Our approach fosters adaptability, collaboration, creativity, and strong communication skills. According to industry experts, our policy makes our graduates the most competitive in Indonesia. 

 

Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers the following degree program:

Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Visual Communication Design, Computer Science, and Information Systems.

 

The curriculum offered by FET at Sampoerna University has been developed to meet national requirements and exceed them. In partnership with leading American universities, students can complete a double degree (engineering) or degree supplements (computer science and creative digital design). All students graduate from FET with both national degrees and American credentials.

 

9 of 10 graduates get employed three months after graduation*. Immediately register to participate in the new student admissions process for the 2023-2024 year here. Our Admission Team will contact you soon to provide more detailed information.

 

Schedule with us whenever you want to visit campus tours on-site or virtual! 

 

*Based on graduating cohort 2020-2022

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