Bandar Seri Begawan - The two-day GDG Brunei DevFest 2012 had generated lots of excitement among the participants especially students, passionate hobbyist and enthusiasts from the various government, private sector, schools, and higher institutions, a press release stated.
At the end of Day Two, there were over 25 registered participants for the Hack-A-Thon event. Prizes were presented to the winners of the Hack-A-Thon competition. The winners of th Non-Developer group are Bru Advert from PolyCnet, Passport System from AIRS and M2G0 from PBICT. The winners of the Developer group are Digital Tab from Go Green, ITB Map from ITB and Do Good, Feel Good from BAG Networks Sdn Bhd.
Presenting the prizes was the president of the GDG Brunei Team. The Hackathoners were judged based on idea, effort (extra points if codes work) and presentation. The criteria for the developer group are clear objectives, usability, how simple it is for users to use, how well the application works as a whole, marketability, is there a similar product in the market and judging on whether people would buy the product.
The GDG Brunei DevFest2012 showed that the Brunei community is ready to embrace and embark on developing innovative mobile applications and cloud mobile applications, using open source technologies such as Android, HTML5 and app engines.
The event was organised in collaboration with DST and supported by the Curriculum Development Department, Ministry of Education, Institut Teknologi Brunei, Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College, AITI, InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB), iCentre, BAG Networks Sdn Bhd, QG Technologies Sdn Bhd, Aruba Networks, and QQ eStore.
The primary objective of this event was to provide a platform for sharing, learning, developing and prospering Brunei developers.
The GDG Brunei team envisages developing a community with special interest groups in social networking, rich media developers, graphic designers, garners, creative innovators, developers and technology enthusiasts.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin