ITS wins runner-up, takes the most medals at Gemastik 2020

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Watching the announcement of the 2020 Gemastik XIII champion at the ITS Science Tower. (Photo: ITS)

IO, Surabaya – The prestigious XIII National Student Exhibition in Technology, Information, and Communication (Gemastik) 2020 which took place online, has passed its peak, Friday (22/10/2020) afternoon. The contingent from the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) closed the event by winning the title of runner-up as well as taking home the most medals.

There are 11 categories contested, namely, Programming, Cyber Security, Data Mining, User Experience Design (UX Design), Animation, Smart City, Scientific Writing, Software Development, Smart Devices for Embedded Systems and IoT, Game Application Development, and Business Development. 

The Chairman of the ITS Contingent at Gemastik XIII, Hadziq Fabroyir, explained that ITS managed to bring home seven medals from the 11 competition categories that they participated in. In detail, the acquisition was in the form of two gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals from a total of 37 ITS teams that entered the final round. “All teams have put out their best and deserve the award,” Hadziq said in a release received by the Independent Observer, Saturday (24/10/2020). 

One of the golds was contributed by the Sinpsher Team from the Game Application Development category. They managed to be the best in developing educational traffic driving games which were packaged in the form of card games. 

The second gold medal was contributed by the NCC Lab Team in the Software Development category. They managed to attract the jury through psychological consultation and legal aid applications for victims of violence against women. “The NCC Lab idea was very comprehensive and during the final, they were very creative and impressed the jury so that they led this team to win a gold medal,” said Hadziq. 

Meanwhile, the silver medal was contributed by the ION Team who participated in the Smart City category, the Digifilux Team from the User Experience Design category, and the Scam Team from the Writing Competition category. The TOLE Team from the Software Development category and the Malwin Team in the Data Mining category won bronze medals. 

The ITS contingent also managed to get another award, namely, the hopeful winner in the Animation competition category, with the Kunci Bingkai Team. Three other teams won the hopeful winner, namely, the Cr2 Team from the Writing Competition category, the Penting Yakin Team from the Software Development competition category, and the Setrumaster Team from the Intelligent Device Immersion System and IoT category competitions. 

The success of the ITS contingent this year cannot be separated from the strong cooperation of the contingents. Starting from the finalists to the role of the supervising lecturers and also the Guard Team, who always gave direction and evaluations to spur all teams to give their best. Full support from the ITS bureaucracy also provides positive energy for participants with the ideas and input given. “In terms of quality and technicality, I am sure that the work made by the entire team is mature and superior,” said the lecturer at the Department of Informatics Engineering. 

In the future, according to Hadziq, preparations for the Gemastik competition will be carried out with more time so that the results can be maximized. There will be a system of direct escort or mentoring to cross-assessments carried out on the works made by participants, as well as a quarantine for finalists to be able to focus on the tournament they are participating in. 

The role of alumni who have participated in similar competitions will also be intensified, starting from thinking about ideas or concepts at the beginning, making programs and media, presenting, and demonstrating works. “This year we are doing it by providing public speaking training to all finalists, together with one of the presenters of Kompas TV, Woro Windrati,” he said. 

Hadziq suggested that preparations for next year must be improved and more cooperation from various parties is needed. The longer preparation time and the implementation of finalist quarantine also allow for internal selection so that superior works from students can be selected. “Hopefully ITS will be able to succeed in becoming the General Champion in Gemastik XIV in 2021,” he said. (est)