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code::XtremeApps:: 2009

Your favorite programming competition - code::XtremeApps:: has been held for the third consecutive year!

This event, which is proudly organised by the IT Standards Committee, aims to create greater awareness on the use and value of standards in programming, while also promoting computer education and cultivating programming talent and interest in Singapore. It seeks to dispel the myth that programming is for geeks and nerds. After all, many of the biggest names in the IT industry, who also rank among the richest persons in the world today, started off as programmers. Who knows, you may start off your journey to be the next 'BIG THING' in the infocomm sphere with your participation in the competition!

This year's competition is held in collaboration with the Health Promotion Board and the Singapore Anti-tuberculosis Association, to educate our youths and the public, through the competition, the benefits of healthy living and the harmful effects of smoking.

The competition comprises two categories:

  • Open Category, 24-hour competition and the
  • Junior Category for children aged 12 years and below.

The competition this year registered a big turnout of 79 participants and 31 teams for the Junior Category, and 199 participants and 76 teams for the Open Category.

Open Category

Imagine building an application all within a 24-hour time frame! For the Open Category, contestants will race against time to build innovative and useful applications using either one or both of the supported development platforms:

  1. AndroidTM Platform, newly launched open source software platform for mobile phones and,
  2. Python, the Programming Language of the Year in the 2007 and 2008 (Source: http://www.python.org/)

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The code::XtremeApps:: 2009 Open Category is held in partnership with the National Infocomm Competition (NIC), an annual inter-school competition organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA). The competition is one of the challenges under the Polytechnic/ITE circuit of the NIC. This means that participants representing their Polytechnics or ITE can accumulate points for the NIC.

Junior Category

The Junior Category is open to children age 12 years and below as at 1 January 2009.

This competition invites children to exercise their creativity and have fun at developing interesting and exciting programs using Squeak Etoys.

Squeak Etoys is a free educational software for teaching children, and is known to be fun and engaging for them.


Contestants of the competition walked away with the following attractive prizes:

Open Category

1st Prize $3,000 for each team member, or up to S$9,000 for 3 members, and HTC Dream phone with fully paid 24 month subscription for each member (only for non-NIC participants)
2nd Prize $2,000 for each team member, or up to S$6,000 for 3 members
3rd Prize $1,000 for each team member, or up to S$3,000 for 3 members

Additional prizes for NIC contestants:

1st Prize HTC Dream phone with fully paid 24 month subscription for each team member
2nd Prize Netbook or equivalent for each team member
3rd Prize Apple iPod nano or equivalent for each team member

Junior Category

1st Prize Nintendo Wii bundle or equivalent for each team member
2nd Prize Apple iPod touch or equivalent for each team member
3rd Prize Nintendo DS lite bundle or equivalent for each team member


The winners of the competition were announced at the prize presentation ceremony, held in conjunction with the ITSC Standards Innovation eXchange seminar on 20 July 2009. The winning teams received their prizes from the Guest of Honour, Mr Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

The winners are:

Junior Category

First Prize

Team : Power 58, St Hilda's Primary School
  • Shaun Ang Yit Siang
  • Jed Lee Zhi Hao
  • Siddharth Shivanandan

Second Prize

Team : Three Wise Owls, Corporation Primary School
  • Lee Xiao Yu
  • Cato Chua Rui Hao
  • Nur Shahida Salleh

Third Prize

Team : Brainy, Corporation Primary School
  • Yaw Qin Chang
  • Muhammad Fauzan Bin Fauzi
  • Tay Yin Seng

Merit prizes

Team : Delta Trio, Fengshan Primary School
  • Jaslyn Poh, Ang Jing Wei & Chong Shi Jing

Team : Health Fairies, Pasir Ris Primary School & Shalom Kindergarten
  • Charlene Chan & Celine Chan

National Infocomm Competition (NIC) Category

First Prize

Team : Dream Machine, Nanyang Polytechnic - School of Engineering (Electronics)
  • Pang Daojian Colin
  • Lee Yu Kai
  • Toh Sian Peng Justin

Second Prize

Team : SAY, Nanyang Polytechnic - School of Information Technology
  • Lau Sze Ye
  • Xing Zeng Xu
  • Yee Jian Hao

Third Prize

Team : CxA, Nanyang Polytechnic - School of Information Technology
  • Chester Tay
  • Zhou Lina
  • Ng Ting En

Open Category

First Prize

Team : Aardvark
  • Stephan February
  • George Goh
  • Mike Mazur

Second Prize

Team : sauce code
  • Muh Hon Cheng
  • Goh Lu Feng
  • Chua Rui Wen

Third Prize

Team : DonutBusters
  • Seth N. Hetu
  • Aung Win Myat
  • Myat Aye Nyein

Merit Awards (in alphabetical order)

1. Team: All Time Dreamers
  • Chia Teck Huat Patrick, Alvin Chong Wei Chiang & Teng Shi Xuan

2. Team: Android Adventurous
  • Gunawan, Vinu Venugopalan Nair & Lim Kia Hui

3. Team: CEBOTS
  • See Kian Seng Eric, Peter Low & Ong Chee Aik

4. Team: Chubby Hubby
  • Han Mingding, Lim Yun Cai & Toh Yue Khin

5. Team: CxA
  • Chester Tay, Zhou Lina & Ng Ting En

6. Team: Dream Machine
  • Pang Daojian Colin, Lee Yu Kai & Toh Sian Peng Justin

7. Team: GESS
  • Ali Razeen, Rollen Gomes & Phyo Si Thu

8. Team: SAY
  • Lau Sze Ye, Xing Zeng Xu & Yee Jian Hao

Useful links

code::XtremeApps:: 2009 Facebook Group

National Infocomm Competition - an annual, inter-school competition that allows students to hone their skills and showcase their talent in infocomm

Squeak Etoys - a free, educational software for teaching children

code::XtremeApps:: 2009 Open Category training website

Official AndroidTM developers website

AndroidTM tutorials by Republic Polytechnic




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