Issue 6
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Charles Darwin University
Sponsors, staff and IT Code Fair ambassadors at the launch
Sponsors, staff and IT Code Fair ambassadors at the launch

$1000 up for grabs at IT Code Fair

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

The College of Engineering, IT and Environment is expanding its annual IT Code Fair thanks to the event’s growing popularity.

Now in its fifth year, students studying IT at CDU can compete in the amateur tech event with bigger prizes and more challenges on offer at this year’s event in November.

Senior Lecturer in IT Barbara White said the top prize would be worth $1000 as a result of increased government and industry support.

“The Business and Innovation Challenge will see students developing a solution to improve health outcomes in remote and mobile populations with technology,” Ms White said. “The best solution will win $1000, so I encourage all students to get their entries in by 5 November.”

Ms White said the event was an excellent avenue for students to showcase their skills to potential employers.

Several students secured employment as a direct result of the event last year.

“The Employer Speed Dating was successful and an excellent networking opportunity,” she said. “More than half the participants got a job or an internship because of the event.”

Ms White said two challenges – cybersecurity and digital storytelling – had been added to reflect industry trends.

Sponsors of the event include the NT Department of Corporate and Information Services, Intersystems, SRA, Dialog Information Technology, Kinetic IT, Jackadder International, NEC, VTG Technology,, Radical Systems, Australian Computer Society, Information Communication Technology Association NT and the Australian Information Security Association.

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