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TGMC 2012 - An Overview

  1. 1. Presenting 12For Registration and more details visit us on thegreatmindchallenge
  2. 2. 12About TGMCT he Great Mind Challenge (TGMC) is an annual nationwide software NICE TO KNOWdevelopment competition as a part of the Academic Initiative of IBM. Indias largest student technologyLaunched in 2004, TGMC promotes students from engineering colleges contest, two years in a row asfrom across India in their endeavor to develop solutions for real-life certified by The Limca Book ofproblems and scenarios using IBM tools and technologies. It is aimed at Records.encouraging students to make key contributions to develop applicationson cutting-edge IBM technologies while providing them with anopportunity to improve their software-writing skills.The Great Mind Challenge is back again and this time, its even bigger andfiercer. If you are up to the challenge, we have an incredible opportunity foryou to solve real-life problems using the latest IBM tools and technologies.And in the process making industry leaders sit up and take notice.Why TGMC?The Key Benefits• TGMC enhances your skills to ensure you are mapped to industry demands NICE TO KNOW• It makes you market-ready with the industry-expected IT skills • Around 500,000 engineering students graduate every year; however, most of• It provides you with an opportunity to work with the worlds leading IT them lack relevant skills required for IT company on real-world scenarios industry-as per NASSCOM• It gives easy access to free training on high-end technologies • Around 2,50,000 jobs are available in• It provides you with an opportunity to interact with IBM experts for mentorship Indias IT sector today -NASSCOM- and learn more about IBM softwares McKinsey Report• It also opens doors to placement opportunities according to your skill sets • TGMC enables the IT skills of several• You get recognized for your hard work in the presence of all your peers thousand students each year making them industry-ready• You could use your TGMC project as your final year engineering project (with your colleges permission)• It also provides students with a chance to represent their respective colleges at the national levelEligibility criteria• Any current engineering college student in India with basic IT skills can participate as part of a team, free of cost• Not only students from IT, Computer Science, BCA, MCA, B.Sc., M.Sc., BE, NICE TO KNOW B.Tech or M. Tech colleges are eligible but also from other disciplines as well • Free of cost participation for eligible• A faculty guide is mandatory for each team students• A team can consist of minimum two and maximum four members, not • TGMC 2011 saw team from the counting the faculty guide telecommunication stream taking part• Team members, including the faculty guide must be from the same college as well• All members must be Indian nationals residing in India
  3. 3. 12 Stages of TGMC (From Registration to Submission of Project)TGMC consists of three main stages over a period of time July August September October November December January February March April May June Registration SRS submissions and mentoring eLearning / eTraining / eMentoring through websites, satellite, discussion forums, eMails etc. First round Final round results results & felicitation Project submission1. Registration It’s easy. Follow the step-by-step instructions below. • Log on to • Click on the Register tab • Register your team with the details of your team members and faculty mentor • You have now officially registered for TGMC! Also join the TGMC developerWorks group to be in tune with the latest on TGMC For offline registration - Forms are also available on request NICE TO KNOW1.1 Project Scenarios • An opportunity for you to showcase yourself to the IT industry through various project scenarios sponsored by them The teams participating in TGMC can select project scenarios from the list that IBM provides. Visit to know more about project scenarios • Get mentored and evaluated by the for 2012. Some of the project scenarios include: industry stalwarts • Corporate Employee Welfare System • Tender Management System • Employee Expense Management System • Food Safety Portal • Smart Inventory Management System • Law & Order Automation • Smart Traffic Management System • Online picture Manager And many more .... Resources for your help2. SRS Submissions & Mentoring • Website for reference • Free software SRS is the initial phase that needs to be completed in TGMC. Since SRS is one of the • E-books most important aspects of your project, which acts as a project blueprint, quality time • Training material and effort should be spent on it before actually starting the work on your project. • Important online tutorials • Discussion forums For more information on SRS and other details visit • E-mentors • For SRS template • Resources Section • For example of a completed SRS document • FAQs • For presentation on SRS (It helps and explains the process of • For creating your profile/private making this document) group on developerWorks Community, check the instructions on YouTube3. Project Submission It is the final phase of the contest. All participants should follow some instructions while presenting their projects. Visit to know more about these instructions. Important guidelines for TGMC project submission: • Please keep in mind that your TGMC 2012 project will only be recognized as valid if at least one IBM Software is used in the development of the project NICE TO KNOW • Users must see the value of using your designed system Participation Certificate will be issued • The solution must be flexible, scalable, secure yet simple by IBM to all the students who submit • The GUI must be easy to use, professional & lightweight a valid TGMC project. • The system must exhibit a sound run time performance (Please refer to the website for details on what is a • The development should be done on JAVA platform ‘valid project’) • The participants should make use of Open Source/IBM Tools The project should be sent on a DVD to IBM Office - Check website for address.
  4. 4. 12Tools to be used to make TGMC ProjectThe list provided below is not a consolidated list, it is only the recommended tools -1. IBM Tools - 2. Open Source Tools -• DB2 • Eclipse• Rational Application Developer (RAD) • WASCE/Apache Geronimo• Rational Software Architect (RSA)/Rational Rose • Apache Tomcat• Tivoli Directory Server (TDS) • Apache Derby• Lotus Domino• WebSphere Application server• Rational Team Concert (RTC) NICE TO KNOW • Ask for your set of free DVD KitWebinars: • E-Learning modules also available• On Tips & Tricks of IBM Software • TGMC Mentors & Student Ambassadors• How to work on TGMC projects are present in your campus for any help• Join the Facebook page to get updates on free webinars regularly you may require• Post on Facebook if you have any other topic which you need a webinar to be conducted on. Most requested topics shall be covered. Awards Evaluation will be done in two phases with recognition in the following categories: • Winners (along with a job interview with IBM) • 1st Runner-up • 2nd Runner- up • Teams ranked amongst the Top 15 teams in TGMC 2012 • TGMC Faculty Mentor award • Special recognition for All Girls Teams within the Top 50 ranks • Top performing colleges Prizes include Laptops, iPads, iPod, iTouch, Digital Cameras, Watches etc. Disclaimer - Prizes may or may not remain same and are a subject to availability & IBM’s discretion.Work on real-life projects using Become industry-ready withIBM tools and technologies exposure to real-life projects Submit your project now! Visit Ask for your free set of IBM Softwares. Visit technical resources page to learn how to use IBM toolsTivoli Software WebSphere Lotus Software Information Management Rational Software