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code::XtremeApps:: 2008

code::XtremeApps:: is back again for the second year running! Organized by the IT Standards Committee, this event aims to create greater awareness on the use and value of standards in programming, and cultivate programming talent and interest in Singapore. It also seeks to demonstrate that programming can be fun and exciting. This year's competition includes a new 'Junior' category targeted at children aged 12 years and below.

Open Category

The Open Category of the competition requires contestants to build cool and engaging Web 2.0 mashups and Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using development tools and environments such as IBM Project Zero and Adobe AIR within a strict 24-hour timeframe.

code::XtremeApps:: 2008 Open Category is held in partnership with the National Infocomm Competition (NIC), an annual inter-school competition spearheaded 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 also accumulate points for the NIC.

The timeline for the competition is as follows:

18 April 2008 Launch of the competition at the Singapore Management University
16 May 2008 Deadline for team registration
28 May / 4 June 2008 Briefing for IBM Project Zero at the Institute of Systems Science, NUS
3-4 Jun 2008 Training for Adobe AIR at the Singapore Management University
19 – 20 July 2008 Competition at the Singapore Management University
21 July 2008 Selection of winners for shortlisted teams
12 August 2008 Prize presentation ceremony

The competition attracted a total of 75 participating teams comprising 211 contestants from the tertiary institutes, polytechnics, schools, as well as industry professionals. The contestants developed many interesting applications based on the competition theme 'Extreme Sports Entertainment' during the 24-hour competition held from 19-20 July at the Singapore Management University.

Junior Category

The Junior Category is open to children age 12 years and below as at 1 January 2008. This competition invites children to tickle their creative minds using Alice, a 3D interactive development platform, to create animated and engaging applications.

The timeline for the competition is as follows:

18 April 2008 Launch of the competition at the Singapore Management University
24 May 2008 Deadline for team registration
26 - 30 May 2008 Training Session on ALICE at Nanyang Girls High School
(Participants can select any one of the five full day training sessions)
3 Jun 2008 Deadline for submission of team entries
27 June 2008 Judging Day
12 August 2008 Prize presentation ceremony

The competition attracted participation from 18 teams comprising students from 16 primary schools. The contestants developed many interesting programs centered around the competition theme "Promoting friendship through sportsmanship and fair play. United in sports while having fun".

The Judging Day of the competition was held on 27 June at the Nanyang Girls' High School where the participants presented their entries to the judges. Several representatives from the media were also there to cover the event.

Winners of the competition

The winning teams of the competition were announced at the code::XtremeApps:: 2008 prize presentation ceremony held on 12 August 2008. The teams received attractive prizes from the Guest of Honour, RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, and Mr Robert Chew, Chairman of the ITSC.

The prize winners were:

Junior Category


First Prize

Team: Severus Snape
Members:
  • Teo Si-Yan, Raffles Girls' Primary School
  • Louise Lee Zhi Wei, Raffles Girls' Primary School
  • Wang Yin Zhao, Raffles Girls' Primary School

Second Prize

Team: The TechKids
Members:
  • Leam Ming Yao, Poi Ching School
  • Leam Ming Jiang, Poi Ching School
  • Ker Yi Ling, Xingnan Primary School

Third Prize

Team: Lone Rangers
Members:
  • Daniel Low Yu Hian, Catholic High School
  • Shaun Tan Chong Xun, Catholic High School

Teams which were awarded Merit Prizes (in alphabetical order)

1. Aqua3
2. Bananas
3. Cookie Monster
4. Creative Innovators
5. Doraemon
6. FAL
7. Fantastic Innovators
8. Ice Lemon Tea
9. Jedi Blue
10. Jedi Red
11. KIPS
12. Nameless
13. Nitro Kidz
14. Team prps
15. Twin Sisters

code::XtremeApps:: Challenge of the National Infocomm Competition


First Prize

Team: NYP_Aries
Members:
  • Chen Jiahao, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Loh Kah Wei, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Pang Sze Chong, Nanyang Polytechnic

Second Prize

Team: NYP_Libra
Members:
  • Cheung Yew Kong Benjamin, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Loke Yan Hao, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Tan Thiam Shui, Nanyang Polytechnic

Third Prize

Team: TOBT
Members:
  • Bernard Phua, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Chow Jun Liang, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Edwin Ng Zhiwei, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Open Category


First Prize

Team: NYP_Aries
Members:
  • Chen Jiahao, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Loh Kah Wei, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Pang Sze Chong, Nanyang Polytechnic

Second Prize

Team: NYP_Libra
Members:
  • Cheung Yew Kong Benjamin, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Loke Yan Hao, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Tan Thiam Shui, Nanyang Polytechnic

Third Prize

Team: Can I Haz Code?
Members:
  • Law Cheuk To, Singapore Management University
  • Ng Junyang, Singapore Management University
  • Lim Hang Loon, Singapore Management University

Merit Prizes (in alphabetical order)

Team: Aero Force
Members:
  • Tran Van Minh Phu
  • Muhammad Firdaus Bin Osman
  • Yau Kok Hon


Team: code4fun
Members:
  • Nguyen The Luan, Kent
  • Chin Su Yuen


Team: Nitrostrike
Members:
  • Low Kar Seng
  • Lee Min Hian
  • Lee Wei Khoon
Code::XtremeApps:: is brought to you by Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), an industry partnership supported by IDA Singapore and SPRING Singapore.

 


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