PANO - Vietnam has a large potential for the development and application of software, according to experts at a ceremony to announce the list of winners of the 10th Vietnam Imagine Cup held on April 26th in Hanoi.
PANO - Vietnam has a large potential for the development and application of software, according to experts at a ceremony to announce the list of winners of the 10 th Vietnam Imagine Cup held on April 26 th in Hanoi.
Present at the event were the Deputy-Minister of Science and Technology, the US Embassy Commercial Counsellor, Sarah E. Kemp, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner, Microsoft Vietnam Country Manager, Jamie Harper, and local students.
The Vietnam Imagine Cup, to encourage creativeness in the IT area, was first launched in Vietnam in 2004 and since then it has become an interesting and useful playground for local students. The best group of local students will then be selected to participate in an international IT contest held by Microsoft.
Addressing the ceremony, the Microsoft Chief Operating Officer said that he believed that with Vietnamese students’ indulgence and enthusiasm for technological advancements, Vietnam has much potential to become a power in software and applications.
He also pledged to render comprehensive support to develop a knowledgeable workforce that will be able to change the Vietnamese economy.
For the 10 th Vietnam Imagine Cup, the project “Public incident warning system” created by 3 students at the Ho Chi Minh Industrial University was ranked first; “Display of navigation information” by 3 students at FPT Hanoi University placed second and the third place was given to “BiboCare” by students at Hanoi Technology University. Translated by Thu Nguyen