For four days, the students interacted with industry leaders, attended masterclasses and participated in a hackathon
NxtWave, an upskilling company, recently held a four-day 4.0 Tech Camp in Dubai, UAE for its students.
27 students were selected for the tech camp out of thousands across India who participated in the Fly High Challenge, a challenge that was designed by NxtWave for its students to recognise the next wave of technology leaders. The challenge assessed their coding skills and encouraged consistent learning among students to secure their seats for the tech camp.
During their time in Dubai, the students visited Samsung Headquarters Gulf and Samsung SmartThings Home, an ecosystem of Samsung devices that works together using IoT technology. Students got to know about Metaverse, Blockchain and Samsung’s work in these technologies and the opportunities that lie ahead from Alaa Alsweileh, Head of Digital, Gulf, Samsung Electronics. They participated in a quiz later.
The students also attended masterclasses where they learned from industry experts like Nikhil Nair, Consumer Business Leader of the Middle East, Turkey & Africa, HTC Vive; and Sonam Kaithan, a Fintech leader in UAE. During the interactions with experts, students learned how companies are shifting their businesses towards the metaverse, and about blockchain technology. They witnessed some projects happening at these companies and understood the vast career opportunities available to students who are skilled in these technologies.
At the Camp, the students participated in a day-long hackathon where they exchanged and gained knowledge about ongoing digital transformation in India. They learned about inculcating an entrepreneurial mindset and creating solutions to the problems they face and turning them into businesses through value creation.