By perseverance and consistent efforts, FootPrints, which started with a paper presentation event in 2001 inaugurated by Shri. Narayan Murthy, has now become the largest technical fiesta of Gujarat. FootPrintsX8 gave a platform to young minds from all over India to showcase their technical skills. Robowar, car race, structure development events, coding events, weaving competitions and events based on complex chemical composition were the technical events featured in FootPrintsX8.
The Guest Lecture series comprised of "Vineet Mehta" - Senior Manager, Tesla Motors, "Don Vaughn" - Neuroscuentist, DJ, model and science communicator, "Casey Handmer"- Levitation Engineer, Hyperloop and "Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra- Bollywood director. FootPrintsX8 came up with a neoteric segment- "The Podcast" by Amogh Ranadive, Vishal Dayama, Saurav Mehta, Manasvi Mohata and Dhruv Deshpande who are the head writers of comedy YouTube channels like AIB, WeirdAss and Son of Abish. Blockchain (Microsoft), Mixed Reality (Mozilla)and Brainwave robotics (Robokart) were the workshops conducted in FootPrintsX8. The event had a musical ending with mesmerizing concert of youth sensation Shalmali Kholgade.
Believing in reflecting joy,imparting knowledge and providing the impoverished with the needy stationaries, FootPrints has adopted 2 villages: Umarva and Shahpura under the segment FootPrints Social Responsibility and every year FootPrints extends its arms wider than before to the people of these villages. FootPrints also created Guinness World Record for the largest paper bag in the year 2014.
Ready for a new itineration, FootPrintsX9 is about to take off. Await for the winds of winter to feel the rush of technicality.