Champion in this year’s UHACK (Unionbank Hackathon) SME Tools Category

Champion in this year’s UHACK (Unionbank Hackathon) SME Tools Category

The College of Computer Studies is not taking a recess from its winning streak. Less than two months after coming home victorious from the Philippine Programming Challenge, they have AGAIN proved themselves indefeasible. Last weekend, July 15-16, our team of 5, consisting of Jemar Jude Maranga (BSCS-4), Jhon Christian Ambrad (BSCS-4), Jose Karol Tumulak (BSCS-4), Razil Cansancio (BSIT-4), and Eugene Busico (CCS Faculty), brought home the bacon (and the humongous check) after being declared champion in this year’s UHACK (Unionbank Hackathon) held in SM City Cebu.

 

The team who took part of the SME Tools Category was given 24 hours to develop an application that will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises. Their entry, dubbed as Unionbank SME Loan Hub, is a tool that is designed to provide a facility for interested participants to extend loans to third parties at a profit. Their concept was highly applauded by the judges, bestowing them the coveted championship over all other contestants. Over twenty teams were present to compete, including professionals and even our own alumni.

 

The team took home plaques, certificates, and sixty thousand pesos in cash. The management, represented by no less than the President, Engr. Bernard Nicolas Villamor, Vice President for Administration, Mr. John Gregory Escario, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Atty. Corazon Evangelista-Valencia happily welcomed them in an intimate meeting where they were congratulated and rewarded. Also present in the said meeting were College of Computer Studies Dean Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana, IT Department Chair, Dr. Larmie Feliscuzo, and faculty member, Mr. Ralph Laviste.

 

This is an example of Project-Based Learning (PBL) at its best. In CIT University, we usher our students to countless opportunities that sharpen their skills and hone their talents. For more information about our College of Computer Studies and other programs, you may call 261.7741