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:
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.
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:
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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.
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:
Additional prizes for NIC contestants:
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:
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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