On October 2nd, the DTU International School hosted the Software Fast Development competition entitled, called “The Hour of Code” and 35 teams of 280 students attended, along with local IT firms, the DTU Board of Provosts, lecturers and students from the DTU International School.
The competition was part of a program of activities to welcome new K22 IT students and create an exciting environment for them to meet each other. The On-Site Study-Abroad program is offered in partnership with Upper Iowa University in America and the international-level program with Carnegie Mellon University, one of the four leading IT universities.
The Hour of Code competition
Dr. Nguyen Tan Thang, DTU Vice- Provost and Dean of Foreign Languages, said: “Currently the Smartphone market has significantly expanded but the number of applications written by Vietnamese developers has been limited, because studying programming has not been considered important. More competitions should be held frequently so that IT students can demonstrate their creativity and talent.”
Participants worked in teams to develop a software app in two hours. They were asked to perfect either a game or a story to operate on a Smartphone. As steps were completed, they were posted on https://www.facebook.com/cnttcmu, teams were tagged and points totaled.
First prize is awarded to the MBA team
A first prize worth 3 million dong was awarded to the IMBA team, a second prize of 2 million to the Ten Nhom team, two third prizes to CVE and Say Oh Yeah and two consolation prizes of half a million dong each to the Bounty Hunter and Ba Trieu teams.