North South University Computer Club (NSUCC) has organized their sixth annual 'SoftFair 2005' at the Bashundhara City's exhibition center from August 4th - 6th, 2005.
The objective of the fair was to expose the unexplored talents of the new generation software developers of the nation. Dr. Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, Chairman, University Grant Commission (UGC) inaugurated the fair. The fair, with the theme 'Experience the latest tech, Live' the corporate and the educational institutions were invited to participate the events to build a bridge between the nation's apprentices with the existing local corporate stakeholders.
There were twenty-nine participators exhibited their products and projects in forty-six stalls at the fair. Mostly students turned up at the Softfair along with the general crowd. The fair offered free internet browsing for the visitors. The best three university and corporate projects were awarded, in which Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (Buet)'s 'Bangla SMS' project became first in the university criteria while NSU took the second place with their 'Native Mobile' project, and from the corporate sector, Decode was awarded for their outstanding 3D animation project. And MAMTech was also selected by NSU selection committee and get awarded among others.
Dr Hafiz GA Siddique, vice chancellor, North South University was present as the chief guest at the closing ceremony. Claiming that the fair was a success, Siddique announced for a more pulsating exposition next year, and hoped for more participation from all universities and the corporates of the country.