Department of Electronic Engineering MUET organized a 0.5 CPD webinar on “Android Development – An Introduction” on 15th August 2020. The resource person for the webinar was Engr. Khuhed Memon, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering. This webinar was organized in collaboration with ORIC MUET and PEC. The coordinators for the seminar were Dr. Attiya Baqai (Associate Professor, ES Dept, Engr Mansoor Teevno (Assistant Professor, ES Dept), and Engr Bharat Lal (Lecturer, ES Dept).
The webinar was started in the name of Allah. Dr. Attiya Baqai thanked the attendees for joining the webinar. She acknowledged the contribution and efforts of the resource person for his time, devotion, and hard work for the webinar on such short notice. She expressed gratitude to her team for coordinating and working hard for conceptualization of the this CPD webinar. She appreciated Engr. Mansoor that in spite he was leaving for his Ph.D., the way he supported the idea and arrangements. She specially thanked Engr. Bharat Lal for managing all the registrations and the technical aspects of the webinar. She also thanked Mr. Haq Nawaz (IT Dept.) for his volunteer services and assistance.
After the acknowledgment Engr. Khuhed Memon formally started the session. As the webinar was for the noobs so he explained the concepts from very basic to exploring the possibilities for building mobile apps and discussed different applications. The webinar covered the Introduction to Android OS, Introduction to Android Studio, Introduction to Java, Creating Pilot Project (Hello World!), Android Virtual Device Manager, Layouts & Resources for the UI, The Android Studio Debugger, Activities & Intents, Touch & input, Camera, introduction to Sensors, Importing the Mobile Ads SDK, App Deployment, Google Play, and Google Firebase. The webinar was supported by the codes and GUI implementation by the resource person on run time for the understanding purpose of the attendees.
The webinar was attended by multi-discipline and multi-organization attendees. There were 102 registrations for the webinar from which 56.3% opted for attending the free webinar whereas 43.7% opted for the paid CPD webinar with certificates. Engineers from various organizations and universities attended this webinar including Best Buy Canada Product Process, Public Health Engineering, Sukkur IBA University, China Huadian Power Plant Operation Company (CHDOC), Isra University Hyderabad, National Radio Telecommunications Corporation, Sindh University Jamshoro. A large number of students from Mehran University from First year to Final year attended the webinar. The active participation was from Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Civil Engineering departments.
In the end, there was a question & answer session and the attendees were asked to fill the feedback forms. The ratings and comments received were very encouraging and appreciating. The attendees were eager to attend more such seminars in the future too. The session was ended with the vote of thanks by the organizing members.