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PUFCIT organizes PUCon’23
PUFCIT organizes PUCon’23

LAHORE: (Tuesday, June 6, 2023): Punjab University Faculty of Computing & Information Technology (FCIT) organized national programming competition ‘PUCon’23’ at its premises. PUCon’23 entailed five competitive programming events such as Speed Programming, Web Hackathon, Mobile App Development, Game Design, Artificial Intelligence & Capture the Flag (CTF) and two E-gaming events that are Takken and FIFA. There were around two-hundred teams consisted of five-hundred-plus participants from various higher education institutes (HEIs) of Pakistan. In the competitive programming competition, PUFCIT secured 1st and 3rd positions whereas Information Technology University (ITU) grabbed the 2nd place from the top. In Web Hackathon, ITU secured 1st and FCIT secured runner up position. In Mobile App Development FCIT has secured both winner and runner-up positions. In Artificial Intelligence FCIT has secured 1st place whereas FAST has secured 2nd position. In the Game Design collaborative team of LGS & FCIT has secured 1st and Lahore Garrison University has secured 2nd position. FAST, Air University and UET Lahore bagged first, second and third positions respectively in the cyber-security event ‘Capture the Flag (CTP)’. In his address, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood lauded the efforts of the organizing team and stressed that quality graduates would help Pakistan in attaining higher levels of IT sector exports. He urges the continuity of such technology-oriented events with the technical and financial support of our software industry. The chief organizer and secretary of PUCon’23, Prof Dr Engr Shahzad Sarwar and Mr Abdul Mateen, thanked all the participants, Google Developer Student Club, event judges and sponsors from the software industry, faculty members of FCIT, and the PU VC for their everlasting support in organizing the programming competition.