Student IT Architecture Competition — IV: Highlights
The Student IT Architecture Competition 2019, concluded on April 13, 2019. Young professionals learning how to build IT architecture is the core of the activity. It is energizing and encouraging to see them deliver excellent presentations about comprehensive IT solutions. The capstone event had participation from 14 senior leaders, many of whom spent many hours observing and interacting with the students throughout the day.
The fourth Student IT Architecture Competition (2018-2019) was conducted from November 2018 through April 2019. We had 50 teams registered, of which 24 teams reached the finals. Each team had an industry practitioner as a mentor, and we had mentors from 20 different organizations.
The teams delivered an IT solution architecture based on a social problem.The solution had to leverage emerging technologies, minimize cost of operations and suggest an execution plan.
Working over a period of 4½ months the teams delivered the solution in four stages.
The key deliverables included Business Requirement Document, Conceptual Architecture, Information Architecture, Software Architecture, Security Architecture, User Experience Architecture, Deployment Architecture and Technology Stack and Execution Plan. These deliverables were evaluated by a panel of three judges with a combined experience of over 70 years in IT industry.
The final evaluation included a presentation by each team at an open event in front of the panel of judges.