Global Diversity CFP Day

Global Diversity CFP Day

On Saturday 2nd March 2019 we hosted the second edition of Global Diversity CFP Day following the success of the 2018 event where 53 workshops took place! In 2019 there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together their very first talk proposal and share their own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech.

These workshops have no specific language, framework or process as a focus. Even if your talk isn’t even related to tech we want to hear from you too! In short, if there is something that you want to shout to the world we’re here to help you get there regardless of the boundaries of technology or communities.

Date: 2 March 2019
Duration: 2.5 hours
Venue: CSE Seminar Hall, Admin Block
Location: Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore

About The Event


  1. Cross Platform Development with Flutter
  2. A Classic Snake game using Python’s Tkinnter package
  3. Creating a Web App using Django and deploying it on a server
  4. Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking

No. of participants: 50
No. of speakers: 4


S.No. Session Time Speaker
1. Invocation 10:00 - 10:15  
2. First Talk 10:15 - 10:45 Harsh Gahlot
3. Second Talk 10:45 - 11:15 Sunchit Lakhanpal
4. Third Talk 11:15 - 11:45 Ujjwal Kumar
5. Fourth Talk 11:45 - 12:15 Aditya Raman
6. Closing Keynote 12:15 - 12:30  

About the event (in detail):

The event was organized by the Computer Science & Engineering Department of Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore. The event began with an invocation keynote after which the presentations started. 4 speakers registered and participated to present their talks on technical topics. Each speaker was given a total of 20 minutes to present their talk after which 10 minutes were reserved for the guests to give feedback on the talk to the speaker. Students were able to interact with mentors from Mozilla and get valuable inputs from them and validate their ideas and work on the loopholes their ideas might have. The speakers gained insights from the mentors about how to effectively present a technical talk and keep the audience engaged. The event ended with a closing keynote by the guests after which the audience was dispersed.

Members of the Jury

  • Srujana Botcha: A free and open source software enthusiast who’s more interested in the colorful rainbow of gender. An activist striving for a better world.
  • Subhashish Panigrahi: Subhashish has been a community catalyst for over a decade and has helped build many Open Internet communities like Internet Society, Wikimedia/Wikipedia, Mozilla and Global Voices. He founded OpenSpeaks to build open resources for preserving indigenous languages that won him a grant from National Geographic and the MJ Bear Fellowship from Online News Association. Subhashish is advises many organizations including Creative Commons, Global Voices, Wikitongues and ScholarlyHub. He has spoken in over 100 conferences in more than 20 countries.

About the Speakers

  • Harsh Gahlot
  • Topic: A Classic Snake Game using Python’s Tkinter Package
  • Content: I came up with a talk on python’s snake game because i think when beginners learn about any programming language, they should make some application of it. So they can better understand the language when they use it. Made my own music player when i was a beginner using python’s tkinter library.

  • Sunchit Lakhanpal
  • Topic: Cross Platform Development with Flutter
  • Content: I talked about basics of Flutter , it’s advantage over other cross platform development environments and the future job market.

  • Ujjwal Kumar
  • Topic: Cybersecurity and Ethical hacking
  • Content: I spoke about Ultimate threats, basic attacks across networking and privacy breach and mitigation of them on individual levels and for industrial requirements.

  • Aditya Raman
  • Topic: Creating Web App using Django and deploying it on Server
  • Content: I put down some pros and cons of Django how to create Web App and how it is relevant and easy to create. I showed them some of the pieces of code of sample web app. Then I showed them how to deploy it on a server ie,


Hosted by:


  • Dr. G. C. Banu Prakash (Professor and Head)

Event Coordinators:

  • Mrs. Sheela Kathavate (Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE)
  • Number of Volunteers: 6


Each Global Diversity CFP Day workshop has experienced speakers on hand to:

  1. give the participants a warm, inclusive welcome in a safe space
  2. mentor participants with their proposal
  3. provide speaking advice
  4. and share their enthusiasm to get you to the stage!

Harsh Gahlot
Harsh Gahlot Microsoft Student Partner | Software Developer | Tech Speaker
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