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Ericsson Widget Awards (EWA) 2011

Written by Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:59 Published in News Details comment

This competition is targeting developers, students, content providers and small software companies and the objective is to get good applications for our estore and application stores. The last date of submission is first of March 2011 and we will have a prize ceremony in April 2011.

The advantages to the developers/companies other than the prize money ( total prize pool EUR 30,000 ) will include:

  1. visibility and promotion
  2. possibility to distribute apps in selected markets
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Google Code Jam; Africa & Arabia Competition.

Written by Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:52 Published in News Details comment

Do you love solving complex problems? Do you code in your sleep? Are you a student at an African or Arabic university? Are you interested in internships at Google?Code Jam AA is a new coding competition for African and Arabic computer science students. It's your chance to try your skills against fellow coders and algorithmic whizzes! Google engineers have been hard at work developing a set of brainteasers designed to challenge your CS know-how. Think you can beat them? You might win a t-shirt or special prize pack. Interested in Google internships?

Register now and let us know!

Outstanding performance in Code Jam AA 2011 may be considered if you apply for an internship at our European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland...

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COCIS Starts its College implementation process

Written by Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:40 Published in News Details comment

The College of Computing and Information Sciences, COCIS, has started implementing the process of College formation. Colleges, as approved by Senate, will take full effect in July 2011 and the time is right for initial implementation processes to begin. COCIS is made up of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) and the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS).

Makerere University as a Collegiate University will see power decentralized to colleges in administrative and academic affairs. COCIS will be efficiently run through College and School Committees. It will have a curriculum review to tailor the course units to industrial needs, and also focus on more research output

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