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PH competes in Codinsanity Asia Pacific Programming challenge in Taiwan

/ 09:47 PM August 02, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will compete for the second time in the Codinsanity Asia Pacific Programming Contest which, for this year, seeks to challenge participants with big data problems, according to one of its organizers in a statement.

“As big data adoption enters into the mainstream, gaining insights from big data has become the latest trend of the cloud era,” according to Trend Micro Inc., one of the leaders in cloud security.

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“This year, the contest will challenge participants with big data problems, and the contestants need to write the most efficient yet correct code to explore new solutions to enhance data correlation, and to demonstrate their innovative ideas,” it said.

“The test problem will be announced at the event and will test the ability of the finalists to innovate, execute, engineer, and present,” it said.

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The UPPG1 team from the Philippines is composed of University of the Philippines Diliman students Jose Berba, Williard Jose, Marco Karaan, and Adrian Vidaal, while Team Liadri is represented by Kalibrr working professionals Tim Dumol, Joan Magno, Kevin Atienza, and John Ayson.

Both will compete for the grand trophy from August 16 to 19 in Taiwan, along with other teams from Taiwan, Japan, and China.

The finalists include 8 student teams (2 from Taiwan, 3 from Japan, 2 from China, and 1 from the Philippines) and 2 working professional teams (1 from China and 1 from the Philippines).

For the first time in its history, the contest was opened to students as well as working professionals in 12 areas around Asia, attracting a record-high total of 422 teams to enroll in the contest, according to Trend Micro Inc.

The participants were from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines.

There were four rounds of preliminary online competitions before the finals.

“At Trend Micro, we are committed to fostering global software talents,” said Jenny Chang, Chief Culture Officer and Co-founder.

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“Through the platform of international programming contests, we are sharing the real-world experience of Trend Micro’s R&D teams around the world with contestants, in a hope to encourage more young talent across Asia to join the software industry.”

“As we have observed, software development has become an important and rising power of the Asia Pacific region. Therefore, we have initiated this activity to enhance the ability of Asia Pacific professionals in solving big data problems, while offering a global arena for contestants to compete and learn from each other to improve software development capabilities around the world,” Chang said.

A total of $50,000 in prizes is being offered. The overall champion will receive $20,000, while the first and second runner-ups will receive $10,000 and $6,000, respectively.

Additionally, the champion student team will be offered a unique chance of a two-month internship at Trend Micro Taiwan, Japan, or China.

For more information on “Trend Micro 2014 Codinsanity Asia Pacific Programming Contest,” please visit: http://contest.trendmicro.com/2014/.

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TOPICS: Cloud, Cloud security, Codinsanity Asia Pacific Programming Contest, infotech, IT, technology, Trend Micro Inc.
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