Sunday, October 31, 2021.

The Electrical Student Association (HME) of the Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University has held an Uncover Limitless Internet of Things Idea (Unlimited) which was held virtually through a zoom meeting. Unlimited is a major event consisting of two series of events, namely an essay competition and a national webinar with the theme “IoT Innovation as Indonesia’s Way of Facing the Adaptation of New Habits”. This national essay competition targets student participants from PTN and PTS in Indonesia with the aim of developing creativity and innovation in the Internet of Things field. As for the national webinar, the target of this activity is the general public with the aim of adding insight into the Internet of Things.

Unlimited national essay competition is divided into two stages, namely the initial selection round and the final round. For the initial selection round, participants only submit essays and the jury will make an assessment which will produce 10 participants with the best scores who will become finalists. For the final round, the finalists presented their essays with powerpoint in front of the jury virtually with a zoom meeting. The timeline for this essay competition starts from the first batch of registration (23 August – 15 September 2021), the second batch of registration (16 September – 10 October), extended registration (11 October – 17 October 2021), the judging of the initial selection round (18 October – October 10, 2021). 25 October 2021), announcement of finalists (25 October 2021) and final round (30 October 2021).

Those who act as judges in this essay competition include Mr. Dr. Iwan Setiawan, S.T., M.T., Mr. Yosua Alvin Adi Soetrisno, S.T., M.Eng., and Mr. M. Arfan, S.Kom., M.Eng. the third is a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Diponegoro University. The participants for the unlimited national essay competition who registered amounted to 29 individuals/teams. After judging the initial selection round, the 10 best essay titles will appear in the final round. Then, in the final round on October 30, 2021, the event began with the opening of the master of ceremonies (MC), namely Sonya Oktavia and Elishabeth Ratu Sondang, both of whom are electrical engineering students at the University of Diponegoro.

Then, the event continued with speeches. The first greeting from Muh. Haekal Febrian as chairman of the Unlimited 2021 committee, followed by remarks from Muhammad Zulfa Maulana as Chair of HME 2021, then, continued remarks and opening of the event by Mr. Aghus Sofwan, S.T., M.T., Ph.D. as the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Diponegoro University. After the speech, the event continued with the introduction of the three judges of the unlimited national essay competition. After that, the finalists presented their essays with powerpoint in sequence and a question and answer session was held for each finalist. After all the finalists finished presenting their essays, the event continued with the giving of mementos from the chairman of HME 2021 to the three judges. After that, the final closing agenda is accompanied by documentation. The announcement of the winner of the national essay competition will be made the next day at the same time as the Unlimited national webinar.

Unlimited national webinar is an Internet of things webinar featuring 3 speakers from different backgrounds. The speakers at this national webinar include Mr. Enda Wista Sinuraya, S.T., M.T. who is a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Diponegoro University, then Mr. Farid Inawan S.T who is the Co-Founder of Jala Tech, a start-up engaged in aquaculture, then Mr. Duwi Arsana who is an electronics content creator with the youtube channel “Anak Agung Duwi Arsana” with 800 thousand subscribers . This unlimited national webinar is open for registration on October 23, 2021 with a free registration fee. During the one week registration period, 498 people registered for the webinar. Webinar participants who register are very diverse, ranging from high school students, university students, employees and even teachers.

After a week of registration, the D day of the webinar arrived. The event was held using zoom webinar. The event started with the opening of the MC, namely Dani Sefianto and Datinsyah Puteri Igenah, both of whom are students of electrical engineering at the University of Diponegoro. Then, the event continued with speeches. The first greeting from Muh. Haekal Febrian as chairman of the 2021 Unlimited committee, followed by remarks from Muhammad Zulfa Maulana as Chair of the 2021 Electrical Student Association (HME), followed by remarks and opening of the event by Mr. Aghus Sofwan, S.T., M.T., Ph.D. as the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Diponegoro University.

After the remarks, the event continued with the first material session, namely Mr. Enda Wista Sinuraya, S.T., M.T which was guided by moderator Rino Nugrahadi. The topic of the first material is the Development of IoT Technology and Its Utilization Opportunities. The presentation of the material lasted for 35 minutes and was followed by a question and answer session for 15 minutes. The enthusiasm of the participants was so great that there was not enough time for the question and answer session to answer all of the participants’ questions. Then, it was continued with the handover of mementos by Hema Findra Saputra as Deputy Chair of HME 2021. Then the event continued with the second material session by Mr. Farid Inawan S.T. hosted by moderator Tristan Rizky Setyawan.

The second material topic is the Role of IoT in Reducing the Negative Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Economy. This second material session took place more or less the same as the previous first material session. The participants did not lose their enthusiasm in asking questions. After a 35-minute material delivery session, then a 15-minute question and answer session, the handover of mementos was given by Muhammad Zulfa Maulana as the Chair of the 2021 HME. Then the event continued with the third material session by Mr. Duwi Arsana, which was guided by Natalia Dewantari. The third material topic is IoT Research from Home. The third material session took place more or less the same as the previous material session.

After a 35-minute material delivery session, then a 15-minute question and answer session, the handover of mementos was given by Muhammad Zulfa Maulana as Chair of the 2021 HME. After that, the event continued with the announcement of the winner of the Unlimited national essay competition. After the announcement, Mr. Aghus Sofwan S.T., M.T., Ph.D. also gave a sentence of appreciation to the winners of the essay competition. After that, the event continued with documentation and closed with closing by the MC.

It is hoped that this Unlimited activity can provide good benefits and can make students and the general public more understanding and interested in the Internet of Things. This activity is also of course expected to take place every year so that the name of Electrical Engineering at Diponegoro University can be known more widely and new innovations in the Internet of Things emerge.

2021 UNLIMITED NATIONAL ESAY CONTEST DOCUMENTATION LINK

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ctrYFwu8vZeWayRCFTc-DJi2M9cz2VWi?usp=sharing

UNLIMITED NATIONAL WEBINAR DOCUMENTATION LINK 2021

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WaHo6N1J_JdJTzPQfsuTxGB6bWrBX6S6?usp=sharing

LINK FOR THE RECORDING OF THE UNLIMITED NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION & WEBINAR 2021

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_K4cMmrYGNfr9Qz4xo6_Qz6W8KOl8LgG?usp=sharing