CIT-University Team Bags First Place in the Philippine Programming Challenge 2016
The CIT-University team composed of Jhon Christian Ambrad, Keith Edmond Araneta, Jireh Bautista, Loregge Kandt, Ryan Lobitana, Jemar Jude Maranga, King Joshua Montayre, Merco C’zar Salise, Jose Karol Tumulak, and Isaac John Wahing, bested other schools and universities during the Philippine Programming Challenge (PPC) held last May 31, 2017. The event which was conducted in QBO Innovation Center in Makati City recognized the CIT-University team as the best participating team with Technological Institute of the Philippines placing 2nd and University of Sto. Tomas earning the 3rd spot.
The PPC 2016 required participating schools to form a team of 10 members taking up either BS Information Technology or BS Computer Science. The competition involved having each team member take the PROXOR authentic examination. Based on the quality of the code they submitted on the examination, they are given a rating with 1 being the highest, and 4 or unrated being the lowest. The team members’ average score was the basis in proclaiming the winner. CIT-University got the best average of 2.4, besting all others school and university teams.
During the awarding ceremony, Jemar Jude Maranga was also awarded with a certificate and P50,000 for being the first student nationwide to have a gotten a PROXOR Level 1 rating. The PROXOR exam was developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University. It is a 6-hour actual hands-on examination that measures software programming skills, using global standard developer environment tools and practical tests such as writing, compiling, debugging, and testing in real-time. The Java programming language was used during this batch of examination.