HCS 381 tackled coding competition during the NUS Open Day/Culture Day 2022.

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HCS 381 tackled coding competition during the NUS Open Day/Culture Day 2022

The coding competition started in 2020 and it became an annual event. This year we decided to have it during the NUS Open Day/Culture Day. Fifteen students participated and there were 3 rounds with only the final 4 to go through the final for the top prizes. 

Different coding scenarios were given in each round. They were judged according to how well they tackle the problem logically and eliminate any programming errors. The final round was very tough as the top four students were very competitive and the judges had to evaluate their code thoroughly. The judges were Mr Jeremiah Coztantino P Nunufolau (Computing Lecturer) and Ryuichi Horinouchi. They finally came to a decision and the top 4 prizes was awarded to:

1st prize – trophy (MCIT), $500 cash prize (BITSOLUTION IT Consulting Firm), $100 gift voucher (SSAB)- Ielu Galumalemana

2nd prize- trophy (MCIT), $300 cash prize (URBAN TECH), $70 gift voucher (SSAB) – Charlie Ahkuoi

3rd prize- trophy (MCIT), $200 cash prize (MAKEKI ONLINE), $50 gift voucher (SSAB)- Sarah Maraia Hazelman

4th prize- $100 cash prize (MAKEKI ONLINE)- Lindaliah Pe’ape’a

Consolation prizes for the rest of the participants:  ($200 cash prize URBAN TECH, Students fundraising). NUSSA sponsored the students t-shirts and food.

The competition ended with a small prize giving ceremony which included the class lecturer, Lagaseu Dr Edna Temese and some of the computing lecturers. As the Head of the Computing Department, Fuimaono Elisapeta Maua’i concluded in her final remarks, “We are all winners”. The students challenged themselves and they all learnt something valuable from this competition.

We acknowledge all the sponsors for this event. Faafetai lagolago.