The AEP caught up with Samvit Majumdar, the coordinator of the department of CCTV, to know more about their role in APOGEE 2012.
APOGEE is nearly upon us now, but the work that went into it started quite a while ago. Apart from the obvious, APOGEE differs from Oasis and BOSM in the way that that it has a large number of online events, which are targeted at a far larger population than just BITSians. Hence it is of paramount importance that we have a fully functional interface which can be effectively used for online registration and participation much before the actual fest begins, and this is where, the department of CCTV steps in.
The APOGEE 2012 website has been designed by the Department of CCTV, and needless to say, they have certainly done a very good job with it. The website looks stunning yet professional and is very easy to use and navigate around as well. It has all the information one would need – be it details about events, workshops, registration procedure et al. Also, the response this APOGEE seems to have been very encouraging, and we’re in for a bigger and better APOGEE, if the number of online registrations is anything to go by, feels Samvit.
CCTV along with the Department of Informalz, also organized the theme based online riddle solving event, Lacuna. It was developed into a regular Facebook app by CCTV which one could play after registering online, making it easy for everyone to participate. It consisted of three levels, where in one was supposed to maneuver a character through fires, jump over obstacles, and in this manner, move from one riddle to the next. Lacuna turned out to be a grand success, with more than 1200 people participating.
They have certainly set high standards in terms of the website and Lacuna and deserve all the praise coming their way. With that a large part of their work is complete. However we cannot refute the fact that they still remain an integral part of the fest while it lasts.