PH wins top plum at 2014 Asia Pacific programming contest

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The Philippine team from from Makati-based startup company Kalibrr bested nine other finalists The Philippine team from from Makati-based startup company Kalibrr bested nine other finalists[/caption] Team Liadri — composed of Tim Dumol, Joan Magno, Kevin Atienza, and John Ayson from Makati-based start-up company Kalibrr — bested nine other finalists from China, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines, competing in four rounds of preliminary online eliminations and the 24-hour final round in Taiwan, wherein contestants had to find solutions for algorithmic problems related to Big Data. ?Big Data has become a focus of technology development in the cloud era, with applications in business, economics, and other disciplines,? said Eva Chen, CEO and co-founder of Trend Micro. ?Responding to this trend, we are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by cloud computing and opening up possibilities for technology development, by fostering young international talent and honing their skills in creatively solving big data problems.? Team Liadri won the competition with their outstanding technical skills, high level of completion, innovation, and composure on the finals stage. Their solution was comprehensive in both technical aspects and business applications, receiving unanimous praise from the judges. For the first time in its history, the programming contest was opened to both students and working professionals in 12 regions around Asia, including countries like India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, among those previously mentioned. This attracted a record-high total of 422 teams that entered the contest. In the finals, Team Liadri was joined by fellow Philippine representatives Team UPPG composed of students from University of the Philippines Diliman. ?We are creating an international arena for contestants to compete and learn from each other while expanding their world views,? said Jenny Chang, chief culture officer and co-founder of Trend Micro. ?In a globalized era, we will continue to offer platforms such as Codinsanity for international exchange among young talent to spur innovation, and take the software industry to the next level.? Trend Micro offered a total of $50,000 in prizes for the top winners. The champions received $20,000, while the first and second runner-ups received $10,000 and $6,000, respectively. Other finalists also received $2,000 in prizes.]]>

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