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Campus DevCon at University of Asia and the Pacific

Nov 22, 2014 9:00AM to Nov 22, 2014 5:00PM

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Campus DevCon at University of Asia and the Pacific

22 November 2014 (Saturday)

 

 

Campus DevCon at University of Asia and the Pacific is a gathering in partnership with University of Asia and the Pacific that aims to augment the academic learnings of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry. The event converges an average of 200 students taking up Computer Science or other IT-related courses.

This Campus DevCon has 3 main components:

Lightning Talks (LT)

LTs are very quick presentations delivered with or without auxiliary visual materials. Each speakers has a maximum of 10 minutes to present his idea, including preparation time, self, introduction, Q&A, etc. There are usually 6-8 LTs per Campus DevCon.

Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF is an informal debate on tech topics with 3 volunteers from two opposing sides. A BoF panel will judge on who's the best team. Examples of BoF topics are "iOS vs Android", "Does technology improve or harm a person's social life?" and "Windows vs Linux".

Java Code Challenge (JCC) 

 DevCon JCC is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure.

 

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Where & When

University of Asia and the Pacific

Pearl Dr, Pasig City, 1600 Metro Manila

Nov 22, 2014 9:00AM to Nov 22, 2014 5:00PM

Schedule

9:00-11:00 Java Code Challenge
12:00-1:00 Registration
1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks by UA&P
1:15-1:30 Introduction to DevCon by Carlo Ledesma
1:30-3:30

Lightning Talks

  • Drei Alquiros, Web Development Team Lead at Affinity Express on "Go Big or Go Home"

  • Justine Raagas, Consultant Representative of VisMin for Elance-Odesk on "Freelancing for Students"

  • Bob Reyes, Mozilla Philippines Representative on "Mozilla Community in the Philippines"

  • Alexis Pantola, Technical Manager at IBM Innovation Center on "IBM Bluemix"

  • John T. Bailon, Co- Founder and CEO/CTO of Satoshi Citadel Industries on "Bitcoin 101"

3:30-4:15 Birds of a Feather (BoF)
4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks by UA&P

Rules

1. Event is exclusive to University of Asia and the Pacific students only.

2. No need to print your tickets. If you've registered, your name will be in the registration list automatically.

 

DevCon Java Code Challenge (JCC)

DevCon JCC is a one hour programming competition that aims to spur critical thinking and highlight problem solving strategies under pressure.

MECHANICS*

Registration:

Only registered teams can compete. Each team consists of at most 3 students.  Maximum of 5 teams will be accommodated. Registration is FREE**.

Language:

Java only.

Requirements per Team:

- One (1) laptop only (with wifi capability and the latest version of Chrome or Firefox) to be shared among the team. Laptop may have JDK 7 and your choice of IDE installed for local testing.
- Books, notes on Java and algorithms - internet access is forbidden
- Pens/Pencils and Scratch papers

Competition Procedure:

Teams will be given one hour to solve problems. Each team will be provided with a set of 10 problems. Solutions must be submitted through the automated system provided. The team who solves the most problems in the shortest amount of time wins.

Any team caught cheating or doing other malicious activity will be disqualified. Consult first with the organizers before doing anything that may be seen as cheating.

Coverage:

Problems will test the teams' knowledge of basic Java concepts (e.g. variables, operations, control structures, strings, arrays), the Java Collections Framework, and undergraduate level algorithms (e.g. Number Theory, Array/Tree/Set/Graph algorithms).

Prizes:

To be announced soon!

*Mechanics are subject to change.

Registration

1. Be updated for further event announcements:

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2. Registration will be up soon so stay tuned!


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