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"API Day"@BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus - 5 Nov 2023

BITS Pilani x Postman Innovation Lab successfully hosted the second edition “API Day @ Pilani”, on November 5th, 2023. 

The event hosted a gathering of technology enthusiasts, academicians, and entrepreneurs, and was presided over by dignitaries Prof. Navneet Goyal, HoD, CSIS and Prof. Rajeev Sakhuja, Associate Dean Alumni Relations. The event also received 80+ participation of students from Delhi NCR, BITS Pilani, and nearby colleges in Pilani.

The event began with a invocation rendered by Ragamalika, BITS Pilani, followed by an inauguration. Dr Jagat Sesh Challa, Assistant Professor at BITS Pilani, and Mr Som Nath, Growth Manager at Postman, gave an update on the collaboration between BITS Pilani and Postman and the ongoing activities of the lab, which included a video presentation of a metaverse-based game. This was followed by the address of dignitaries and the announcement of winners of BITS Pilani Postman API Hackathon 3.0. 

The main event was divided into two halves. The first half featured talks by academicians and industrialists, exploring the latest trends, tools, and strategies in API development and usage. It featured a talk by Prof. Poonam Goyal of BITS Pilani, who delivered a keynote address on ‘Generative AI: the new disruptive technology.’ The second speaker was Ms. Ishika Joshi, Adobe, who spoke about ‘Interactive Systems and APIs.’ The third talk was by Mr. Satvik Golechha, Microsoft Research, called ‘I, AI and API.’

The second half hosted an Entrepreneurship Conclave, which delved into the insights and struggles behind building a startup. It began with a talk by Prof. Ashutosh Bhatia of BITS Pilani on ‘the role of academicians in startups,’ followed by a talk by Mr. Rohan Singhvi, founder of on ‘SaaS sales strategies in early-age startups.’ It was followed by a talk by Mr. Ajay Rungta, founder of Practo, on ‘Balancing Tech and Marketing in Entrepreneurship’ and concluded with an address by Mr. Anubhav Elhence on ‘Shielded Algorithms: ML Model Deployment and Authentication in the Cloud.’ 

The video was live streamed and the link can be found here.

"API Day"@BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus - 15 April 2023

We celebrated the first edition of "API Day" @ BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, on 15 April 2023

The event began with words of encouragement from dignitaries, Prof. SK Barai (Director BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus) and Prof. Arya Kumar (Dean, Alumni Relations), along with an update on the BITS Pilani x Postman – one-year Partnership update by Dr. Jagat Sesh (Asst. Professor @ CS Dept.) and Mr. Som Nath (Growth Manager @ Postman).

The event featured expert talks by Ms. Vaishnavi (Sr. Data Engineer, HP), Mr. Ajay Suneja (Front-end UI developer, Adidas), Mr. Pratham Oza (Student @ BITS Pilani) and Mr. Anadee Yadav (Student @ JSSATE, Noida). The talks were centered around the role of APIs in Data Science, Web 3.0, Microservices, UI, etc.  The talks were followed by a hands-on session on building web applications using APIs.

The event received 100+ participants from BITS Pilani and other partners Institutes from Delhi NCR. The event was also live-streamed for virtual participants, and you can check out the video here.

"Ask Me Anything" session with Anshul Jain

BITS Pilani Postman API and Coding Innovation Lab, in association with Pilani Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (PIEDS),  conducted an "Ask me anything" session with Anshul Jain, Senior Software Engineer at Postman on 29 Nov 2022. Anshul is a BITSian from BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus Alumni from the CS batch of 2015. It was an online event and had 80+ participants from all over the country.

The event also marked the closure and prize distribution ceremony of the BITS Pilani Postman API Hackathon 2.0.

Youtube Stream Recording Link:

"Fireside chat" with Postman Co-founder Abhijit Kane

On April 8th, 2022, we celebrated this partnership with the BITS Pilani community at the “AsPIring Transformation” event hosted by the BITS student body APOGEE (A Professions Oriented Gathering over Educational Experiences) team.

April 8th was a hot summer day in Rajasthan, India, with temperatures rising to 45℃ (113℉). But that didn’t stop hundreds of enthusiastic BITS Pilani students and faculty from coming together to join Postman Co-founder Abhijit Kane for the special occasion.

A memorable highlight of the event was a rare fireside chat with Abhijit, who is also a BITS Pilani alumnus. During the talk that was moderated by BITS Professor Jagat, students got an opportunity to interact with Abhijit and learn about his journey—from joining the very first batch of BITS Hyderabad campus graduates to becoming a co-founder and head of product, integrations, at Postman.

During the 30-minute chat, Abhijit answered questions from students and educators across all of the BITS campuses. The in-person talk was live streamed so that students from all BITS Pilani campuses were able to attend remotely, and you can check out the video here.