AliensFest, formerly TheTechFest, is an independent technology and career conference in India for students held by EngineersHub. It also refers to the independent body from EngineersHub who organize the event along with other social initiatives and Outreach programs throughout the year. Events include tech talks, management talks, inspirational talks, workshops, project expo, experience zones, competitions, and exhibitions.

AliensFest (Formerly TheTechFest)
AliensFest Logo
Date(s)29 September 2019
Begins29 September 2019 (2019-09-29)
Ends30 September 2019 (2019-09-30)
VenueTBA (2020)
GITAM Hyderabad (2019)
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad (2018)
JNTU Hyderabad (2017)[1]
JNTU Hyderabad (2016)
Years active3
Inaugurated30 July 2016 (2016-07-30)[2]
FounderManoj Raj D
Most recent6 October 2018 (2018-10-06)
Previous eventAliensFest 4.0
Next eventAliensFest 5.0
Attendance3500 (2019)
4500 (2018)
3200 (2017)
2600 (2016)
ActivityTechTalks, Startup Talks, Management Talks, IceBreaker Zone, Project Expo, Experience Zones, Workshops, Competitions
Organised byEngineersHub

AliensFest started in 2016 as TheTechFest to create awareness in tech students about the latest technologies and motivate them to start building and showcasing their talent. Now it has grown to India's largest independent technology and career conference for students with a footfall of 5200.

AliensFest 4.0 – Ignite the Spark - Gamify Edition

The fourth edition of AliensFest took place on 29th and 30th September 2019 at GITAM (Deemed to be University), Hyderabad. The theme for fourth edition is "Ignite the Spark".

AliensFest 3.0 – The Transformation

The third edition of AliensFest took place on 6 and 7 October 2018, in collaboration with the Technology Business Incubator at BITS Pilani in Hyderabad.[3] The theme for third edition was "The Transformation."

The inaugural function was graced by Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Govt of Telangana, Prof Sunder Director of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad; Prof Aruna Malapati of TBI (Technology Business Incubator, BITS, Pilani)[4].

This edition of AliensFest have witnessed an attendance of about 5000 students[5];the team organised 30 techtalks, including for about 25 workshops[6] on various topics covering different streams of engineering. 25 projects were displayed in the Prototype Expo, and students from about 132 colleges across India attended the event.

Speakers at AliensFest 3.0

Speaker Designation Company
Jayesh RanjanSecretary, Information Technology (IT)Government of Telangana[7]
Sandeep Kumar SrivastavaPrincipal Product Strategy ManagerMicrosoft India
Lakshmi AbburuDirector, AutomationAccenture
Tilen PigacHead of CommunityOnePlus
Rajendra NimjeDirector GeneralCenter for Good Governance, Govt. of Telangana
Justice P Naveen RaoJudgeHigh Court, Telangana
Satyarth PriyedarshiHead of Product MarketingJioChat
Ravi DevulapallyVice PresidentSRIX
Balaji VenketeshwarResearcher, Cyber Threat Intelligence
Guruprasad RamamoorthySenior DirectorGTC at S&P Global
Madhusudhan AnandCTOAmbee
Rajat OjhaCEOGamitronics
Saurav KaushikData ScientistUber
Joy MustafiDirectorSalesforce AI
Susurla V S SureshCTOStartoon Labs
Ranga Rao KaranamAuthor,
Dr. S.M. AhmedEx ScientistVSSC ISRO
Vineel Reddy PindiFounderCollab House
Deepak LalanDirector – Blockchain LeaderAccenture
GR ReddyFounderHusys
Vishnu SaranFounderVoice Qube
Durga Naveen KandregulaFounderCOIGN
Rahul SachdevHardware Project ManagerrENIAC

TheTechFest 2017 – Awaken the Future

TheTechFest 2017 was based on the theme Awaken the Future, where students were introduced to the various aspects of technology and disruptive thinking.[8] TheTechFest 2017 was powered by CDK Global and in association with Facebook.[9] The emphasis at TheTechFest 2017 was on technology and its applications rather than just engineering know-how. Attendance exceed 3200 participants. Guest speaker Ankur Mehra, Head of Media and Partnerships from Facebook India, spoke about culture and its importance.[10] Over 1600 students attended the twenty-two workshops on various streams of engineering. Twenty projects were displayed in the Project Expo. Students from 96 colleges in India participated in the event.

Speakers at TheTechFest 2017

Speaker Designation Company
Martin J AichmayrFormer general manager – Data CentresIBM Germany[11]
Ankur Mehra[12]Head Media PartnershipsFacebook India
Shubhabrata MohantyVice President of EngineeringCDK Global (India)
Aditee ReleDirector – Technical SolutionsMicrosoft India
Arijit BhattacharyyaFounder & CEOVirtualInfoCom
Abhijith NaraparajuRegion HeadBlockchain Education Network
Dr. Vikas Kumar SaxenaDirectorDRDO
Vineel NallaFounder50K Ventures
Susurla V S SureshEngineer, author, Inventor, Mentor
Dr. S. M. AhmedEx ScientistVSSC ISRO
Amit SharmaSr Director – Data ScienceADP
Ritesh Modi[13]Principal ConsultantInfront Consulting
Hitesh RamaniProduct HeadGrabOn
Surya MedchalamGM R&D MechanicalMedha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd
Hemanth SatyanarayanaCEOImaginate
Dr. A. GovardhanPrincipalJNTUHCEH
Amit KapoorAssoc Director, Digital MarketingCigniti Technologies

TheTechFest 2016

The first edition of the AliensFest (TheTechFest) was in 2016 which started with the motto of promoting technology among the students and educate them by creating awareness among them to start working on the latest technology and happenings in the corporates and help them in building their own products during their graduation by connecting the technology experts to students and also encourage student startups by providing support.

Around 2600 students from over 30 colleges participated in the first edition of TheTechFest, which included an introduction to Tech Talks, Workshops, and a Project Expo.

Speakers at TheTechFest 2016

Speaker Designation Company
Shri. Konda Vishweshwar ReddyMember of Parliament
Shri. Jayesh RanjanSecretary, Information Technology (IT)Government of Telangana
Pankaj DiwanManaging DirectorIdealabs
Aditee ReleDirector – Technical SolutionsMicrosoft India
Ayyappa NagubandiFounder & CEOBroadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd
Abhay DeshpandeFounder & CEOMartjack
Krishna TungaturthiSegment Head – Airport (Domestic)Larsen & Toubro Limited
Chandra Mouli KoduriVice President – Product and TechnologyGrabOn
Naidu DarapaneniCo-Founder & C.E.OMeraEvents
Dr. S. M. AhmedEx ScientistVSSC ISRO
Sai VenkateshFounder & managing directorFoudroyant Analytics
Vaishali NeotiaCo-founder & CEOMerxius
K. K. Senthil KumarCinematographer
Anurag RathorFounderZify
Aditya VuchiFounderZippr
Dr. A. GovardhanPrincipalJNTUHCEH
Ravi DevulapallyDirectorNumbers Only Informatics Pvt. Ltd.
Umashankar Adi KotturuCEO & FounderCallAmbulance
Venkat Kumar TangiralaPresident - India & South East AsiaWindStream Technologies Inc
Honey BajajResearch AssistantMIT Media Lab
GR ReddyFounder & Chief FacilitatorHusys Consulting Ltd – India
Prashant JainDirector, Cloud and International OperationsCtrlS Datacenters Ltd


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