A 3-day Winter School, was held at IIIT Bangalore during December 12-14, 2016. It was organized by Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP) and supported by Tata Consultancy Services. The main themes were Smart Cities and Social Media . It saw the enthusiastic participation of students, professionals and academicians from all over the country.
Positioned at the intersection of social science and information technology, the winter school provided a sneak peek into interdisciplinary perspectives to understand different aspects of the emerging digital society. It drew upon IIITB’s research in the area of IT & Society and its pioneering Masters Programme in Digital Society. The Winter School programme consisted of lectures, interactive discussions, video screenings and group activities. Besides IIITB faculty members, few sessions were held by guest speakers such as, Mr. Hasit Kaji (Digital Impact Square, TCS), Ms. Sruthi Krishnan (Fields of View) and Mr. Kiran Jonnalagadda (HasGeek). At the end of the 3-day programme, the participants presented a poster on a specific aspect of the digital society discussed around the two specific themes.