Program the Future: The Accenture Technology Campus Challenge Winners
Here are the winners of Accenture Philippines’ Program the Future Technology Campus Challenge. Launched last December, the competition gathered IT, Computer Science and Engineering students from different schools and universities to design and develop mobile applications that will help improve the Philippines’ education system.
Nine teams – four (4) teams from De De La Salle University (DLSU), two (2) teams from University of Sto. Tomas (UST), two (2) teams from Mapua Institute of Technology (Mapua) and one (1) team from the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman showcased their coding skills during the interschool competition. Each team is composed of three students and one faculty adviser.
All teams were required to submit their entries, consisting of five-minute concept video/storyboard showing how their app can help improve the country’s education system, and the source code.
A panel of judges that includes Accenture’s top executives and key officials from DOST, DepEd and CHED chose the top 5 mobile app based on design and user experience (40 percent), technical design, innovation and implementation (40 percent), and relevance to the theme (20 percent).
The top 5 teams get to take home the following prizes:
- Grand Champion – Trophy and Apple MacBook 13” or Php 200,000 worth of gadgets, and Php 50,000 for the school
- 1st Runner-up – Trophy, IdeaPad Yoga 13” Convertible Ultrabook or Php 150,000 worth of gadgets
- 2nd Runner-up – Trophy and Php 100,000 worth of gadgets.
- 4th and 5th finalists – Honorable Mention, and Php 50,000 worth of gadgets each
- Special People’s Choice award - To the mobile application that tops the public voting on Facebook and the campus roadshows.
Below are the winning teams and their mobile apps:
|Grand Champion||Team CodeUP||University of the Philippines – Diliman|
|Romelio P. Tavas, Jr.|
|Acezon Rhay E. Cay|
|Christine C. Balili|
|Philip Christian C. Zuniga|
JuanderLab is an app that aims to revolutionize the way Chemistry is taught, through a virtual laboratory.
After being named the competition’s Grand Champion, Team CodeUP had this to say to inspire fellow students:
“We should use our talents and skills together with innovation to help our nation and serve the Filipino people.”
|1st Runner-Up||Team HelloWorld||De La Salle University|
|Louis Timothy D. Dumlao|
|Micaela Angela C. Mangubat|
|Jan Robert D. Villarosa|
|Ethel Chua Joy Ong|
Echonotes is an app combining a mobile phone’s mobility features and powerful processors that will allow users to make annotations during discussion for effective note-taking & note-making.
|2nd Runner-Up||Team Swift Shop||De La Salle University|
|Mark Anthony S. Castilo|
|Sharmaine Amanda S. Lim|
|Oliver Brian C. Syson|
|Ethel Chua Joy Ong|
Funimals is an app that aims to develop children’s reading skills through a story-telling-based application downloaded on tablets and phones. Users can create, read, save and view new stories in a fun way. Kids can also listen to the voice narrative (“story-telling feature”) and learn new vocabulary.
|Team MBA||De La Salle University|
|Prince Kendrick E. Estebal|
|Jan Karlo M. Hernandez|
|Jeremy James M. Sipin|
|Melvin K. Cabatuan|
Reviewer on the Go is an app that aims to provide students with reviewers on Math, Trigonometry, Electronics, etc. Through an easy-to-navigate user interface, the student will be able to learn and review lessons on the basics of a subject and take quizzes.
|Team Juan||Mapua Institute of Technology|
|Maurice Andre Z. Tolentino|
|Kyle Joshua P. de Ungria|
|Kenneth Vincent G. Agustin|
|Joel C. de Goma|
EskwelaJuan is an app that aims to provide the teachers an efficient way of uploading their lessons, simulated quizzes and other learning resources to help students in their daily learning activities.
People’s Choice Award
|Team Awesome||University of Sto. Tomas|
|Marya C. Magno|
|Alvin Rustan G. Zhang|
|Paul Benedict Añonuevo|
|Eugenia P. Ramirez|
Livelihood on Load app aims to equip the youth with the proper knowledge & skills in entrepreneurship. This app should aid high school graduates who immediately need to make a living.