SINGAPORE, 29 JULY 2009 - Sun Microsystems has crowned the Singaporean team, CDSTrio, as the regional champions at this year's Open Jive Regional Challenge 2009 Grand Finals.
Organised by the technology company, it's a competition that showcases the best ideas and applications created by students in South Asia, based on open-source technologies.
According to a Sun spokesperson, CDSTrio's application SmartShop enables online shoppers to try on' apparel when buying from e-commerce sites. Their application, built on Java technology, beat the remaining four teams from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines to come up tops and claim the prize of Open Jive Regional Challenge Grand Champion.
We came up with SmartShop so that others can buy the right items online without having to return an online purchase. Vendors can save on shipping costs for managing sales returns, said Brandon Lum, team member of CDSTrio. We are very delighted to see our hard work appreciated by the judges and the audience.
Sun Microsystems received more than 100 project submissions from five participating countries. After a month of local finals, the top team from each country was selected to pitch their projects to a panel of judges and an audience of professional developers.
For their effort, CDSTrio received US$3,000 cash and a Regional Grand Champion Challenge trophy. Each member also received an Apple MacBook 13-inch and Sun Learning Services Examination Vouchers worth about US$200.
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