Bahrain Polytechnic was a Diamond Sponsor at the IT Expo held from the 17th-19th of March in the Bahrain International Circuit. In addition, the Polytechnic had a stand showcasing student projects, which was visited by a large number of attendees. A number of Bachelor of ICT staff also took the opportunity to attend a number of workshops at the conference that was being run in parallel to the Exhibition. Such participation is critically important to position Bahrain Polytechnic as a model of the Edu-cation Reforms Project. It increases awareness about the unique teaching strategies resulting in work-ready graduates who are able to support their community and industry, through the promotion of high-level skills and knowledge.
Senior Student Alaa Almahmeed showcased her Bus Management system during the Smart Session that was held on Wednes-day 18 March. Alaa’s system is a model geographical tracking system (GIS) that help schools, parents and administrators track their children’s journey to and from school, thus minimizing delays and uncertainties about bus schedules and attendance.
Other students showcased their projects:
- Senior CLP student: Ali Faeq Jasim Rajab showed his Ministry of Social Development website, which improves commu-nication between small businesses and funding sources.
- In-house Project student: Fatima Ali demonstrated her Cloud Disaster Recovery solution, which helps organizations utilize cloud technologies to cut the cost of having multiple disaster recovery sites.
- In-house Project student: Mohamed Sharaf demonstrated his Projects Allocation system, which helps academic institu-tions allocate projects to students who are undertaking projects based on pre-set criteria.
- In-house Project student: Mahdi Fathalla demonstrated his Campus Information system, which is a solution that helps administrators in various types of organizations to publish their announcements utilizing digital screens and raspberry pi and virtual technology.
Faculty members from the school of ICT including Ms. Georgina, Mr. Cyril , Mr Anand attended various workshops including PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, System Design & User Experience and Social Media workshops, which allowed them to ex-change their knowledge and expertise with other participants.